Put some HP sauce on it, Ed.
Fifty years after his election, the former Labour PM might just be the model for Ed Miliband to follow.
Labour leader needs to take on English votes for English laws with a more romantic vision for the country.
Having failed to stop IS’s incremental advances in Iraq, the US is now going for its core resources across the Syrian border.
The shadow chancellor has opened the Labour conference with a distinctly Tory plan to freeze child benefits.
The Labour leader has to unite his party and convince electorate he can deliver his ambitious platform of reform. This may be a tall order.
New Zealand’s centre-right government has been returned with an increased share of the vote.
With the deadline for a nuclear weapons deal looming, Islamic State has torpedoed hopes of a Tehran-Washington rapprochement.
New groups are emerging in the space left by the demise of the BNP and EDL but they are peddling the same rhetoric.
The former president is making a come back but it’s not going to be easy.
The figure of Alex Salmond dominated the Scottish independence referendum, much as he has dominated the country’s political landscape for the past seven years. So his resignation following the defeat of…
Yoda holding a business card, people and buildings painted yellow and blue: this is the new language of protest in Ukraine.
As yet another NFL player stands accused of domestic violence, it is beginning to look as though the sport is riddled with wife-beaters and child-abusers. By apparently sweeping such behaviour under the…
In its independence referendum, Scotland voted to remain in the United Kingdom by 55-45%. Our panel looks at what happened, and where it leaves the UK and Scotland. Neil Blain, Professor of Communications…
The Flower of Scotland may well be blooming but a number of thorny issues face the prime minister and the leaders of the main parties in the UK. The prime minister’s commitment to a “new and fair constitutional…
For the European Union, the prospect of Scottish secession from the UK was a key component of the nightmare scenario of everything falling apart, inside and outside. After all, let’s not forget that there…
The vote, in the end, was decisive, with the Better Together campaign winning with 55% of ballots cast. As a Glaswegian living in Southampton, I’ve watched from afar, saddened not to be in my home nation…
The Royal and Ancient golf club in St Andrews has voted to allow women members for the first time in what could prove a major tipping point for the sport. In a ballot of 2,400 members, 85% voted in favour…
The only question worth asking right now is, who’s going to win? Bookmakers' odds should be fairly representative of movements in sentiment around the debate, so they can be a great guide to what is happening…
As Scots face the biggest political decision they will ever make, a profile of the leader who has taken them to the brink of independence.
Brown is back with a bullet. If No wins the Scottish referendum, he will be able to take much of the credit.
A lot hangs on the result of indyref for the prime minister, but then you could say the same for his opposite number.
Fijians have chosen the man behind the country’s last two coups to be their democratic leader. Why?
Radicalisation is a psychological process that exploits people looking for answers.
Votes are shaking up local decision making but Yes always seems to trump No.
Jocks and Geordies might be traditional rivals and Hadrian might have built his wall to keep them apart. But if the Scots vote yes, some north east English voices think it’d be time to switch sides…
Extremists are succeeding in their quest to spread fear with brutal videos but they are giving Obama and Cameron the ammunition they need to take military recourse.
Anti-gay countries are trying to use the UN’s Human Rights Council to exempt themselves from LGBT rights obligations.
Opinion polls don’t go away if you outlaw them, they just get less reliable.
Sunday’s vote shook up traditional alliances now the centre-left faces a series of unpalatable options as it tries to form a meaningful majority.
The BBC has been accused of pro-Union bias throughout the Scottish referendum campaign. We’ve been around this block before.
A major step forward for Ukraine and its eastern rebels – but the tough part is still to come.
A close battle could mean a difficult aftermath for Scotland following the independence vote – but a Yes win might be easier for the country to deal with than a narrow No.
Simply press play: it’s what Jihadi John wants you to do.
The battle against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria mirrors other proxy wars that have redrawn the political anatomy of the region.
Social justice may be little more than a buzzword for politicians – but for voters, it can mean everything.
An elite group of intelligence officers has refused to serve in the occupied territories. That took a lot of courage.
There are highly credible reports that the US already has Special Forces operating. So, what will they aim to achieve?
Iraq’s new pan-sectarian government now has the muscle of an international coalition behind it. That won’t be enough.
We all love democracy, we just can’t quite agree on what it actually is.
Despite the obvious similarities, there are deep differences between the independence debates – starting with the approaches of Madrid and London.
Ian Paisley, the firebrand face of Unionism in Northern Ireland for decades, has died at the age of 88.
The death of the Reverend Ian Paisley is occasion for reflecting that he had a divisive effect that stretched far beyond the troubles.
Whether Yes or No, the Scottish referendum could see British parties exploiting nationalist feelings in the rest of the UK.
Finally, there’s a US strategy for dealing with Islamic State. But can it end the griping over Obama’s hestitancy?
Not guilty of murder but gun charge conviction exposes double personality of Paralympic star.
The countries which destabilised Iraq in the first place have taken minimal responsibility for the ensuing refugee crisis – dumping thousands of displaced people on a country with problems of its own.
Jean-Claude Juncker, the newly elected president of the European Commission, announced his nominated team of commissioners this week. Each represents one of the 28 members states and will take charge of…
Leaving care to start life as an adult is a difficult transition. Even more so for Travellers.
Russia and the West don’t have a workable way to resolve their differences – and they need to come up with one, fast.
US President Barack Obama has announced a more aggressive strategy against Islamic State, including air strikes against its fighters “wherever they are”, even inside Syria.
A commission is set to decide how religion fits in to modern life. But stacking it with religious thinkers condemns it to irrelevance.
Disorganised but passionate and thought-provoking, the No camp is waging a more effective digital campaign.
Three party leaders are tramping around Scotland. One should be walking a little faster than the others.
Rupert is tweeting, and a key paper is pondering. The Westminster crew may shun Murdoch these days, but Salmond has courted him.
Interventionism, unilateralism, an urge to make his country great again…we’ve been here before.
As Westminster leaders desperately try to save the union all the talk is of full fiscal autonomy. But that can’t work.
The Oscar Pistorius trial raised deeply disturbing questions for South Africa – but it has done little to answer them.
There has been much talk of a “neverendum” if Yes loses. But one other important question is whether a defeated No side could push for a second ballot.
A sale at a local auction house prompts a change of heart from one former fan.
It seems Scottish voters are warming to the whole independence idea, then – bucking the trend that the experts have been telling us for months they’re almost bound to follow. The poll that this week put…
It never gets any easier for the justice minister – every month he seems to face fresh criticism.
Russia’s investigative journalists are risking their lives to root out the truth about what’s going on in Ukraine.
IPSO fails to meet some of the most basic recommendations of the Leveson inquiry
With just 10 days until a vote in Scotland on independence from the UK, London dramatically exploded into action. But Westminster is being accused of leaving it too late.
A poll on Sunday put the Yes campaign ahead with just over a week until the independence vote. Why are so many Scots coming to a conclusion that could end the UK?
The Scots think of themselves as less dominated by the clique of private school and Oxbridge types that run the UK.
When the Cold War ended, it looked like big-state conflict had left Europe for good. Suddenly, things look rather different.
The government is on shaky ethical ground as it continues to supply arms to the very countries it identifies as sketchy on human rights.
A new branch in South Asia could rescue al-Qaeda from its post-Bin Laden doldrums, but Ayman al-Zawahri’s leadership remains on the ropes.
The terrorist group may evoke the brutality of the Middle Ages, but draws its thinking from more modern times.
Two men launched violent attacks in London last week but while one was tasered and arrested, the other ended up dead. How do police decide which weapon to use in a high-pressure situation?
The NATO summit showed the alliance knows it’s behind the times. But will it make good on its promises?
Without a major diplomatic push, Poroshenko’s deal with Putin could still leave Ukraine and its people on the ropes.
The Poles may only share a border with Russia’s Baltic outpost, but they have good reasons for wanting the West to take a hard line with their old Soviet comrades.
A report warns that people are being left to investigate crimes themselves. It won’t be long before only those who can afford to pay will be protected.
Reconciling traditional dress with modern values is no problem for some.
Since the end of the Cold War, NATO’s been taking on a humanitarian role. Thanks to the Ukraine conflict, that could be over for good.
Millions has been spent on security, leaders are flying in from all over the world and some very important decisions are to be made. But does anyone really care about NATO?
A new report says corruption robs developing countries of US$1 trillion a year – but our tools for gathering the data are still frustratingly weak and imprecise.
Member states have long grappled with boots on the ground combat but how do they cope when the enemy attacks online?
Barack Obama is reluctant to jump in with both feet with a major military intervention in Iraq and Syria.
Somali pirates are less of a threat than before but attacks are on the rise elsewhere.
PM has consulted his emergency team but pressure is mounting and intervention has gone terribly wrong in the past.
Imran Khan and Tahir ul-Qadri’s campaign has had limited appeal and damaged the constitutional route to change.
IS is on the backfoot despite the return of the British accented killer. Now is the time to act.
The IS’s latest hostage execution demands a response – but whatever we do will have been planned for.
Between a weak government and an increasingly frayed patchwork of rebels, South Sudan’s future isn’t looking good.
In the first of a new series, we assess relations between Russia and its north European neighbours.
The leak of naked pictures of actresses is more than a story about privacy, it’s about how women are treated.
Pakistan badly needs a capable leader to consolidate its democracy – but even on his third try, the prime minister is getting it all wrong.
Your human rights are the pay off as the PM tries to take on militants.
As anti-government demonstrators take to the streets, are darker forces moving against Pakistan’s first democratically elected leader?
Russia, Afghanistan and the future shape of operations are the top priorities that will keep delegates busy.
International law doesn’t actually define war – which makes knowing when one’s happening rather tricky.
Russia is an old enemy playing a new game but NATO members are divided about the solution.
Drivers are being warned to stay away from the town but does that really help?
The silencing of Gaza dissent in Israel was a reminder of what we need to guard against in the UK.
This is about more than just staff negligence and political correctness.
There’s still a risk the West could get drawn into a hot war, but Obama is right to rule out military intervention.
Sexual abuse and exploitation are perpetrated against children in all communities and that perpetrators come from all types of background.
How the Prime Minister should handle the fallout from Douglas Carswell’s defection.