U.K. politicians call for “urgent independent investigation” into Liz Truss phone hack claim

U.K. politicians call for “urgent independent investigation” into Liz Truss phone hack claim

Political leaders in the United Kingdom have called for an investigation into the government’s handling of national security, after an unconfirmed report claiming that a personal phone used by former Prime Minister Liz Truss was targeted by suspected Russian hackers.  The Mail on Sunday report, which cited unnamed sources, suggested that private messages exchanged between … Read more

Minister defends Suella Braverman as leaked details emerge

Minister defends Suella Braverman as leaked details emerge

RIshi Sunak is drawing up plans to extend the windfall tax on energy giants as he tries to raise billions to help balance the books, This is what Daniel Martin tells us. It is understood that the Prime Minister is considering a number of proposals, including an increase in the levy, an extension of the … Read more

Rishi Sunak Won’t Frack – WSJ

Rishi Sunak Won’t Frack – WSJ

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak Photo: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images Rishi Sunak began his tenure as British prime minister this week with a move that will warm Vladimir Putin’s heart: reversing predecessor Liz Truss’ tentative push for more fracking for domestic natural gas. In his first appearance in Parliament as Prime Minister on Wednesday, Mr. Sunak … Read more

Britain wants an election. It’s not getting one – POLITICO

Britain wants an election.  It’s not getting one – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article LONDON — Now on their third prime minister since the last general election, the despairing British public wants a vote on who runs the country. They appear to be out of luck. New UK premier Rishi Sunak did not secure the 2019 election win for the Tories. Neither … Read more

Rishi Sunak’s ‘keep calm and carry on’ cabinet – POLITICO

Rishi Sunak’s ‘keep calm and carry on’ cabinet – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article LONDON – If his key appointments are any indication, the Rishi Sunak era in Britain might actually be… a bit dull. The new British leader reappointed existing ministers, brought back old hands and largely sidelined critics as he sought to reassure jittery markets, allies and enemies that Britain … Read more

Latest London politics LIVE: Rishi Sunak swings the ax as he sacks a number of ministers in cabinet reshuffle

Latest London politics LIVE: Rishi Sunak swings the ax as he sacks a number of ministers in cabinet reshuffle

R Ishi Sunak wielded the ax when he sacked a number of cabinet ministers in a major shake-up just hours after becoming prime minister on Tuesday. Business Minister Jacob Rees-Mogg resigned, some ministers appeared to have been given time to quit before being sacked, others were cut from Mr Sunak’s ministerial team. Jacob Rees-Mogg resigned … Read more

New UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak vows to fix Liz Truss’ mistakes – POLITICO

New UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak vows to fix Liz Truss’ mistakes – POLITICO

LONDON — Rishi Sunak has promised to “fix” the economic mess wrought by his predecessor Liz Truss after being appointed the new U.K. prime minister. In a sombre speech on the steps of No. 10 Downing Street Tuesday, Sunak said “mistakes were made” by his predecessor and that he had been appointed “in part, to … Read more

Rishi Sunak will be the new Prime Minister of Great Britain

Rishi Sunak will be the new Prime Minister of Great Britain

Rishi Sunak to be Britain’s new prime minister – CBS News Watch CBS News Former finance minister Rishi Sunak will be the next prime minister of Great Britain following the resignation of Liz Truss. Gillian Tett, editorial board chair and editor at large in the U.S. for the Financial Times, joins CBS News’ John Dickerson … Read more

Rishi Sunak’s vindication – POLITICO

Rishi Sunak’s vindication – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article LONDON — It’s a political comeback like no other. Seven weeks ago, Rishi Sunak was dead and buried, his Westminster career in ruins and his sights reportedly set on jobs in finance or Silicon Valley. But after a fresh period of political and economic turbulence that was broken … Read more

Jon Sopel on British Prime Minister Liz Truss’s resignation after 45 days in office

Jon Sopel on British Prime Minister Liz Truss’s resignation after 45 days in office

Jon Sopel on British Prime Minister Liz Truss’ resignation after 45 days in office – CBS News Watch CBS News British Prime Minister Liz Truss resigned following a tumultuous 45 days in office. British journalist and former BBC correspondent Jon Sopel joins “CBS Mornings” to break down the next steps to find her replacement. Be … Read more