A recent ombudsman's report suggests that most people are more concerned with end-of-life care than the right to end their lives.
David Cameron and his government will have to be masters of tactics to get through this parliament. They're already correcting their course.
Cameron backs down on plans to cut ties with Europe to avoid a backbench revolt -- but this isn't over.
Is leadership innate? Traditional studies like to suggest it is, but context matters.
Prince Charles' handshake with Gerry Adams was a momentous occasion for many reasons.
How Europe's resettlement plan breaks down in numbers.
The British Conservative government’s re-election is the latest and perhaps most startling electoral triumph for Australian political strategist Lynton Crosby. So how did he do it?
Too often, we think of "democracy" as what happens during an election campaign – but it goes much deeper than that.
Top dogs held over, old debts repaid, Boris pending – Cameron's fantasy cabinet covers all the bases.
Three parties must now choose new leaders. Labour has a number of candidates jockeying for position.
Some people's dreams just came true in Northern Ireland – but did the UK-wide result shatter them?
A stunning surprise put the Conservatives back in power with no need for a coalition, while the Scottish nationalists stormed to victory north of the border. What now?
The Conversation's hot seats series looked at the key marginals. Our panel of experts take a look at the results.
Experts provide a rolling response, live as the results come in for the 2015 general election.
MPs' responsibilities and freedoms have shifted a lot in recent years – and their job has only gotten more complex.
Americans unhappy with our two-party system only need look at the British election this week for an alternative. But they might not like what they see.
Who's running? How can they win? Who'll be in charge? And what will the Queen be doing? The election, explained.
In 2010, there were more than 1,000 potential coalition options. Here's how to make friends in 2015.
The Tories are on course to lose their only Scottish seat, and they need to pick another up. They've found a target – and ended up in a three-way battle.
The UK is poised for another minority government, this time possibly with a hung parliament. Australia's long experience of such arrangements offers lessons in how to manage minority government.