Sean O'Grady: 'How May could yet confound all the critics and get her Brexit bill through parliament'
Plainly the odds are stacked against Theresa May getting her deal through parliament, and you'd be amazed if it was approved first time round.
Jeremy Corbyn is a British politician who is the Leader of the Labour Party and leader of the opposition.
Plainly the odds are stacked against Theresa May getting her deal through parliament, and you'd be amazed if it was approved first time round.
Theresa May has no need to wait until the Ides of March before checking for daggers in her ribs...
Jeremy Corbyn's quickest route to Downing Street is an early election, not a second referendum. It's a frustrating time to be a Labour MP. When is it...
An ever-larger number of people see what might be called a 'crisis of capitalism'. They see growing inequality and have a sense that public services...
Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Sunday he would prefer a national election to a second referendum on Brexit.
Thousands of mourners have flooded the streets surrounding Grenfell Tower for a silent march to mark one year since the fire.
Britain's Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn faced a backlash after sacking Owen Smith from his shadow cabinet over Brexit.
Jeremy Corbyn has defended his stance on the Salisbury poison attack after coming under fire after his team raised doubts over whether Russia was to blame.
British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has finally come alive to what has been happening on Brexit all around him. His policy shift this week...
Jeremy Corbyn has set up a high-stakes showdown with Theresa May by backing a "new and comprehensive" UK-EU customs union to ensure tariff-free trade after Brexit.
A completely unofficial annual celebrating all things Jeremy Corbyn takes the Labour leader from political heavyweight to Secret Santa winner.
Jeremy Corbyn has said those accused of abuse must be supported through an investigation as well as the alleged victim, in the wake of Carl Sargeant's death.
The Labour Party’s Christmas card has taken a political approach by poking fun at last month’s error-strewn Conservative party conference.
Sometimes you just aren’t in the mood for a chat and no one known this more than adorable toddler Callum Smith.
Queen Elizabeth should apologise and be investigated for allowing her advisers to place cash in offshore investments, the leader of Britain's...
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will take his place on the sofa for a celebrity edition of Channel 4’s Gogglebox for Stand Up To Cancer next week.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will take his place on the sofa for a special celebrity edition of Channel 4’s Gogglebox for Stand Up To Cancer, according to various reports.
Jeremy Corbyn picked up a paintbrush and tried his hand at creating a masterpiece on a visit to a community centre today.
More than half of grime music fans backed Labour in this year’s snap election, new research suggests.
An internal party report recommends that Labour here adopts a radical Jeremy Corbyn-style of membership-based politics.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has backed British band Wolf Alice in their race to reach number one in the albums chart this week.
Labour Party members can do more than wear their colours on their sleeve this conference season.
A British Labour MP has branded her own party a "laughing stock" after its conference voted not to debate Brexit, deciding eight other issues were more important.
If this Piers Morgan anecdote from the GQ Men of the Year awards is anything to go by, Jeremy Corbyn might have discovered one way of...
Grime star Stormzy took aim at Prime Minister Theresa May as he labelled her “a paigon” while collecting a gong at the GQ Men of the Year Awards.
Jeremy Corbyn has been spotted doing a good deed on the steps of Crawley station.
If there was any doubt that Britain is divided on which direction the country should move in politically, Labour campaign group Momentum...
Jeremy Corbyn has insisted he did not promise to write off student debt as he campaigned for the youth vote in the general election.
Jeremy Corbyn and Theresa May seem like chalk and cheese in the political sphere, so a moment of shared levity between the pair has caused much...
They say a week is a long time in politics, but in a month it seems you can get quite a bit done.
If you’re going to Wimbledon this year, no doubt you’re keen to know what you can’t bring or do in the grounds.
Glastonbury Festival hired hundreds of workers from across Europe on zero hours contracts and then fired them after just two days, The Independent...
The first PMQs since the General Election was always going to be an interesting one, with so much to get through in such a short space of time.
Has the confusion of this year’s general election and the current state of British politics left you feeling a bit sick in the pit of your stomach?
It was Jeremy Corbyn’s first-ever Glastonbury Festival and he was greeted by crowds of revellers chanting his name.
Theresa May's disastrous general election has had a major impact on her credibility as Prime Minister with Jeremy Corbyn now viewed as a better...
People around the country fell silent at 11am to remember those affected by the devastating fire...
Jeremy Corbyn has renewed calls for empty homes to be taken over by the Government to house victims of the Grenfell Tower fire.
It was the revenge of the Remainers. It was the crisis in the NHS. It was Labour's promise to abolish tuition fees. It was Theresa May's refusal to debate her Labour rival face to face. It was the threat...
Jeremy Corbyn has used perhaps the most infamous of soundbites from the General Election...
It has come to the nation’s attention that Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has fathered children, three sons to be exact.
British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has vowed to push forward his plan for a far-left government as MPs who opposed him are unlikely to be welcomed back into the shadow cabinet.
Almost half of Britons believe Theresa May should quit as prime minister, according to polls conducted since the general election.
Jeremy Corbyn’s confident performance on The Andrew Marr Show was topped off with a witty one-liner when asked if he’s in it for the long term.
An old tweet of Jeremy Corbyn’s has resurfaced which, in the wake of his success in the general election, seems particularly precious.
It's hard to know who has looked more ridiculous since the results of the UK general election started coming in. There's great fun to be had watching shocked Tories circling one another, deciding...
In the last days of the British election campaign, there was a moment when Theresa May could have reclaimed a bit of honour for herself and her abysmal party.
Forgive me for being somewhat facetious, given the political landscape we find ourselves in, but I can't help smiling at the image of Jeremy Corbyn as the Pied Piper of Brexit-land, leading the...
The New Yorker has given Brits a good laugh with their take on the general election as detailed in The Book of Jeremy Corbyn.
"Human progress has never been shaped by commentators, complainers, or cynics. Progress is forged by the courage of the change-maker."
There was widespread shock this morning when it emerged that the UK elections resulted in a hung parliament.
The country has been left feeling pretty shocked, as we head towards a hung Parliament after the snap election.
The Conservatives have lost the election and should stand aside for a Labour minority government, Jeremy Corbyn has said.
People are revolting against austerity at the polls, Bernie Sanders has claimed.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn's attempt at giving Emily Thornberry a high-five goes horribly wrong.
General elections are hugely important occasions – but they can also be extremely silly.
Minnie Driver has said she hopes to see the resignation of Theresa May as Prime Minister as she praised Labour’s campaign.
Election nights are make or break for party leaders, and 2017 has delivered another nailbiting vote for those at the political summit.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has called on Prime Minister Theresa May to resign saying that people had rejected her policies of "austerity".
One of the great things about elections is hearing all the candidates’ middle names as the results are read out.
Jeremy Corbyn appeared to accidentally slap Emily Thornberry’s chest in a bizarre high five gone awry.
This General Election campaign has thrown up its fair share of funny moments alongside the...
Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn were among several party leaders who posed for the election day photo opp outside their polling stations on Thursday, as they cast their vote.
Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn clashed on security and their respective visions of post-Brexit Britain as they made their final pitches to the British people ahead of today's election.
The afternoon drinker in the Red Lion pub in Erdington has no doubt about what he would like to do with the Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.
As far as campaign trails go, the road to Number 10 this year has been a pretty gripping one.
It’s been a long seven weeks, but don’t despair: this video perfectly captures the sillier side of the 2017 General Election.
Saffiyah Khan, the woman whose photo went viral after she came face to face with the EDL leader in Birmingham, joined Jeremy Corbyn at a rally in...
Here’s a look at the penultimate day of the 2017 General Election campaign.
Stephen Hawking, regularly referred to as the world's smartest man, has backed Jeremy Corbyn.
Jeremy Corbyn and Theresa May have been involved in bitter exchanges as the political fallout from the London Bridge terrorist attack dominated the UK general election campaign.
Here’s what happened on the campaign trail today.
Jeremy Corbyn has called for Theresa May to resign as British Prime Minister for presiding over cuts in police numbers as Home Secretary.
Theresa May has announced the General Election will still go ahead after a terror attack in London killed seven people and injured over 40.
I suppose that if you are under 30, it must be difficult to imagine a time when stories from Northern Ireland dominated the news.
In Ireland, it's impossible not to know when an election is under way. Lamp posts are smothered in posters; the roadsides are festooned with reminders of the coming poll.
Theresa May makes much of the fact that she is the daughter of a vicar. In Britain, particularly the stolid Tory English shires, that lineage is code for a number of character traits: solid, dependable,...
Jeremy Corbyn struggled on Question Time when asked if he’d be willing to use Trident, the UK’s nuclear deterrent.
The General Election is just around the corner and with just a few days left to vote, the time has come to get into the spirit of British politics and...
Jeremy Corbyn took a moment out of the campaign trail to eat a Pringle offered to him by someone in the crowd.
Despite not being at the BBC Election Debate, Theresa May still found herself taking multiple hits from the other party leaders as they debated the topics of Brexit, public services, security and...
Jeremy Corbyn has accused the Conservatives of planning another five years of austerity to pay...
Pro-Labour leaflets featuring grime star Stormzy have appeared around Croydon urging constituents to vote for the party in the upcoming General...
With not long left until the election Jeremy Corbyn is doing everything he can to make sure young people go out and vote – with the latest tactic being sitting down with Poet and Vuj.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn finished his appearance on BBC1′s The One Show’s by giving the presenters a jar of his home-made jam.
The Labour Party crawled closer to the Conservatives in the polls, Jeremy Corbyn failed to provide the costing of his manifesto pledge and Theresa May received a scathing review from a...
With just over a week to go until the General Election on June 8, Theresa May appears to have resorted to imagery in an attempt to win votes.
Political activism has now made its way into the tech world, thanks to a new game called CorbynRun.
Jeremy Corbyn took part in a live webchat with Mumsnet – but left some users disappointed in his performance.
Both Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn faced interviews with a live studio audience and...
Tonight Jeremy Corbyn faced questions from a live studio audience in The Battle For Number 10, and you’d be forgiven for assuming that everyone...
From a Back To The Future photo opportunity to controversy around food banks, here is a round-up of Monday’s General Election coverage.
From changing views and hairstyles to an unfortunate slip of the tongue, here is a round-up of the day’s election coverage.
From birthday cakes to questionable football skills, here’s a round-up of the day’s election coverage.
Jeremy Corbyn has used today, the day of the FA Cup final, to commit to developing a “flexible football ticket” to help fans travel to matches...
Jeremy Corbyn faced one of the most notorious interviewers on TV on his birthday – a fate few seem to envy.
With all the major parties expected to resume national campaigning today in the aftermath of Monday’s terrorist attack in Manchester, Labour...
British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has been heavily criticised by Arlene Foster for refusing to unequivocally condemn the IRA.
From “strong and stable” to a major party U-turn, here’s a round-up of the day’s election coverage.
British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn's so-called "refusal" to condemn the IRA in a TV interview is a "dead cat", his party's education secretary has said.
One of Ireland's former premiers who helped to end decades of violence in Northern Ireland has warned against digging up old animosities.
Each of the main party leaders will face a grilling this week as they sit down for a TV interview with journalist Andrew Neil.
The Tories have launched a furious onslaught on UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, accusing him of "siding with Britain's enemies" by refusing to unequivocally condemn the IRA.
From Jeremy Corbyn trying out musical instruments to Boris Johnson sneaking a look at Robert Peston’s interview notes, here is what happened on the General Election campaign trail on Sunday.
Surprised music fans at the Wirral Live music festival have taken to Twitter to share the moment Jeremy Corbyn rocked up on stage.
A lengthy Facebook post by Theresa May has some people questioning whether she’s just handed Jeremy Corbyn the plans to the Death Star.
From the Liberal Democrats’ controversial campaign poster to Ukip suspending a candidate, here is what happened on the General Election campaign trail on Saturday.
Eddie Izzard has revealed his intention to become a Labour politician after speaking out in support of Jeremy Corbyn.
From a Hollywood actor tweeting his support for Jeremy Corbyn to Paul Nuttall having transport issues – here is everything that happened on the General Election campaign trail on Friday.
The co-leaders of the Green Party have mocked Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn with a spoof video on social media ahead of the ITV Leaders’ Debate.
With dispute raging over the tax plans set out in Labour’s manifesto, here are some of the questions being asked: How much does Labour want to raise?
Promising renationalisation of some services, measures to curb corporate excess and an end to healthcare cuts, Britain's Labour Party made its case yesterday for voters to back its move to...
From the former chancellor making his views clear via a newspaper splash to the shadow chancellor getting his numbers muddled up – here are some of the key moments from Tuesday’s General...
Jeremy Corbyn has unveiled the Labour General Election manifesto at Bradford University, a week after a draft was leaked to the press.
We’ve seen many times how hilarious it can be to edit a Wikipedia page – and adding Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to grime collective Boy Better...
A campaign encouraging young people to vote for Jeremy Corbyn is offering tickets to a party for those who register.
Jeremy Corbyn has called for Theresa May to debate with him live on TV – by leaving a comment on a Facebook Live interview between the Prime...
The Labour Party has created limited edition General Election tote bags as gifts for people who donate to the party.
Jeremy Corbyn met up with grime artist JME to discuss why there’s such low turnout among young people when it comes to voting in elections.
From arguments over employment figures to the leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats posing in front of a digger – here are some of the key moments from Friday’s General Election campaign.
Argentina got mistaken for Australia and a BBC cameraman ended up in an ambulance when his foot got run over by Jeremy Corbyn’s car – here are some of the key moments from Thursday’s...
Scotland Yard is facing an investigation after a BBC cameraman’s foot was run over by one of its cars carrying Jeremy Corbyn to a meeting to agree...
A car carrying Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn ran over a BBC cameraman's foot outside a Labour manifesto event, it has been reported.
JEREMY Corbyn will go into the General Election in the UK pledging to nationalise key industries and reverse years of austerity, according to a...
Even though the Labour party has refused to say whether abolishing university tuition fees will be in its manifesto or not, footage has emerged of...
Unsurprisingly, immigration is front and centre as politicians hit the campaign trail in the lead-up to the General Election.
It became clear early on that the Conservatives were set to be the big winners in the local elections.
Writer Caitlin Moran has said she regrets Jeremy Corbyn being voted as Labour leader and quipped that she did more research into a sports bra than she did the politician.
There’s a Jeremy Corbyn one too, in case you were wondering.
Theresa May showed off her slogan and Jeremy Corbyn brought back questions from the public.
St Patrick's Day would become a bank holiday in Britain under new proposals announced by Jeremy Corbyn.
He turned a grim chore into a metaphor.
A fairytale or a nightmare?
BRITISH Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has refused to rule out backing a second referendum on the final Brexit deal achieved after withdrawal...
It's not much use as a rallying call for an annual conference: Things are awful - but they're pretty bad all over right now.
Britain will go to the polls on June 8 after MPs cleared the way for an early general election in a House of Commons vote praised by Theresa May as "the right decision" in the national interest.
In the build-up to the June 8 election, the PM says she will instead be visiting constituencies around the country.
Any way you look at this one, it is all about Brexit. Theresa May believes she can gain more seats and can have more freedom in the upcoming EU-UK divorce talks to pursue her own agenda. She...
It is a romantic and seductive story: a prime minister, out walking in Snowdonia, who is inspired to a moment of epiphany by the majesty of the scenery around her.
Of course it has – and we’ve got more pictures where that came from.
The Labour leader pulls no punches when it comes to spreads.
Though some thought he did let Theresa May get away with not saying very much.
Robert Peston’s TV show has sparked a bit of a debate.
However, the actor said he can still see Corbyn being successful and leading the Labour Party to victory in the future.
He has blamed the row over remarks as “mischievous misreporting”.
Theresa May's unusual laugh at Prime Minister's Question was the subject of social media speculation and derision.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has been told to apologise after he wrongly told the House of Commons that the PSNI officer shot in north...
Theresa May has vowed to trigger Brexit by the end of March 2017 even if the UK's highest court decides parliamentary approval is required.
EAMONN Holmes has been accused of 'patronising' Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn during a live TV...
Jeremy Corbyn won a standing ovation for promising a new, kinder brand of politics.
A KEY passage of Jeremy Corbyn's conference speech had previously been rejected by every British Labour leader since Neil Kinnock.
Jeremy Corbyn has defended reaching out to Sinn Féin at the height of the Troubles by insisting that he "wanted the violence to stop."
Jeremy Corbyn has sought to portray himself as more moderate than ´how he has been depicted by his opponents at he hosted his first Labour conference as leader.
Jeremy Corbyn has defended reaching out to Republicans at the height of the troubles by insisting he "wanted the violence to stop".
Jeremy Corbyn has defended reaching out to Republicans at the height of the troubles by insisting he "wanted the violence to stop".
Inching down Whitton Road, from the closed Chertsey Road to Twickenham station, was a lovely experience for anybody not in a hurry. The crowd had moved at a snail's pace at the end of the...
In these dark times, and being a believer in the importance of getting one's laughs where one can, I'm grateful for those provided in the last few weeks by British politics.
Women are bearing the brunt of the Government's austerity measures, Jeremy Corbyn claimed as he warned the UK could not "cut our way to...
A new memorial plaque will be erected to commemorate the election of the first woman MP, Irish republican Constance Markievicz, Jeremy Corbyn has announced.
Jeremy Corbyn was presented with a large marrow during a visit to a Brighton business centre ahead of his first party conference as leader.
Meat should be treated like tobacco with a public campaign to stop people eating it, Jeremy Corbyn's new vegan shadow farming minister has suggested.
JEREMY Corbyn's affirmation of support for a united Ireland has been branded "unhelpful" to the Northern Ireland peace process.
The refugee crisis has triggered much emoting, with little tolerance for arguments that compassionate treatment of individual genuine cases must be accompanied by rational thinking and...
There is something inherently ridiculous about political parties having a "think in". Fianna Fail and Labour were both at it earlier this week; Fine Gael a few days earlier. Surely those who aspire to...
With biblical scenes of exodus and tragedy facing us every day and with the looming prospect of the EU lumbering incompetently into its last chaotic days, we need light relief. Step forward, Jeremy Corbyn.
In an after-dinner speech that was described as "emotional" and "impromptu", Ruairi Quinn told his colleagues at the Labour Party think-in that because socialists don't believe in capitalism, "we know...
Joe Higgins sat warily on the blue velvet armchair in the hotel lobby. "It's a bit comfortable looking," he fretted.
Just as the Labour party in Ireland seems to be in tentative recovery, their counterparts on the other side of the Channel may have committed suicide. Then again, they may have resurrected themselves.
There's a scene in Fr Ted where Dougal is stuck on a plane and stares at a big red button labelled 'Do Not Press'.
If the truth be told, I found him a bit fearsome sitting there beside me on the bus. The bulky frame, the shaven head, the single dangling earring and, to be blunt, a faint aura of menace, all...
JEREMY Corbyn has been criticised for appointing a British peer who admitted putting lives in danger after deliberately starting a fire at a hotel to...
It's not surprising, perhaps, but it looks like Jeremy Corbyn and Bank of England Governor Mark Carney aren't going to be too close.
I was heartened to read Stella O'Malley's contribution, "Self-harm: how to hear your troubled teen's cry for help" (Irish Independent, September 11). As a clinical child psychologist working...
The headline in the 'Daily Telegraph' on Wednesday declared "Corbyn snubs Queen and country". A comment piece, also on page one of the paper, was headlined "Obstinately, he stood in silence...
Shadow chancellor John McDonnell has apologised "from the bottom of my heart" for the offence caused by calling for Irish republican terrorists to be honoured but suggested his comments may...
Sketches of Jeremy Corbyn and Tom Watson during Prime Minister's Questions will go on sale at an art fair this weekend.
Jeremy Corbyn made good on his promise to introduce a more measured tone to the chaos that is 'prime minister's question time' on his first appearance at the dispatch box in the House of...
Britain matters. Our nearest neighbour is, in so many ways, still our single most important neighbour. As such, the election of an extremely unusual politician as leader of the British Labour...
The Corbyn Effect - which is rattling the windows of the British establishment like a political El Nino right now - looks set to make its presence felt in Irish politics also.
THE BRITISH Shadow chancellor John McDonnell should be "ashamed" of comments suggesting Irish republican terrorists should be honoured, David...
JEREMY Corbyn's leadership of the British Labour Party has been thrown into fresh confusion after the party was forced to clarify that he will sing...
Too many houses and too few houses at the same time.
Jeremy Corbyn has launched a furious attack on "poverty denier" David Cameron as he rejected claims his radical policies were "dreams".
Mick Jagger and Pete Townshend have their gaffs here. Looking out over the Thames from Richmond Hill - the only view which is protected by a 1902 Act of Parliament - it is hardly surprising that...
The ballot papers were barely counted this week when newly crowned UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn found himself at the centre of a "petticoat power" controversy.
The selection of Jeremy Corbyn as leader of the British Labour Party should sound alarm bells for the political establishment in Ireland who have reduced politics to various strands of banality, with little...
New UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was underfire yesterday for not appointing any women to the top jobs in the shadow cabinet, namely the shadow chancellor (John McDonnell), the home...
Leadership and loyalty is one of the great Shakespearean themes. To whom, or to what, is a leader loyal? Do his or her personal convictions matter most? Must a leader be loyal to friends...
The latest Labour Party front bench appointment signals the new direction pursued by Jeremy Corbyn.
An existential new threat to British security was revealed over the weekend when the Labour Party was added to a list that includes terrorist groups like Isil and the Taliban.
There is "zero chance" of a coup against new British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, despite the deep divi- sions caused by his election, according to his deputy.
The election of Jeremy Corbyn on Saturday as the new leader of Britain's Labour Party has just made the task of keeping the UK in Europe so much more difficult.
The contradictions that make Enda Kenny something of an enigma to the public should be examined.
Jeremy Corbyn's landslide victory in the election for leadership of the Labour Party begins a fascinating experiment. Voters and political parties everywhere ought to pay attention.
The new leader of the British Labour Party has more in common with Sinn Féin than he does with Labour here.
THE new British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is a "threat to national security", David Cameron has claimed.
There is "zero chance" of a successful coup against Jeremy Corbyn, Labour's new deputy leader said - despite conceding significant policy differences with him on key issues.
Ageing bearded leftie beats the odds to sweep to power. Gerry Adams must have thought Christmas had come early when he saw the headlines. Instead it was Jeremy Corbyn who was celebrating after...
Britain's Labour party was plunged into crisis last night after the Left-wing radical Jeremy Corbyn stormed to a landslide victory in the party's leadership election.
Veteran left-winger Jeremy Corbyn has won the leadership of the Labour Party by a landslide, taking almost 60% of more than 400,000 votes cast.