Gavin Williamson resigns from government after bullying allegations

Gavin Williamson resigns from government after bullying allegations

As well as being under scrutiny over Sir Gavin, Mr Sunak has faced questions about his judgment in reappointing Suella Braverman as Home Secretary after she resigned for breaching the Ministerial Act. When he resigned from Mr Johnson’s cabinet in July, Mr Sunak said the public expected the government to be run “properly, competently and … Read more

Nicola Sturgeon promises £5 million in climate change compensation for developing countries

Nicola Sturgeon promises £5 million in climate change compensation for developing countries

Sturgeon has faced criticism over her government’s record on climate change not matching her rhetoric, with her deputy cutting £133m of energy efficiency funding just days before she flew to Egypt. Her bid to portray herself as a climate change activist at last year’s Glasgow summit suffered a major blow when it emerged her government … Read more

‘Big mistakes’ made at Manchester Arena, says victim who comforted dying man

‘Big mistakes’ made at Manchester Arena, says victim who comforted dying man

A survivor of the Manchester Arena bombing who comforted a dying man said “huge mistakes” were made by the emergency services that attended the terror attack. A report examining the response to the Manchester Arena bombing and whether any inadequacies contributed to individual deaths will be published on Thursday. 22 people were killed and hundreds … Read more

Give our young people visas if you want to fix the migrant crisis, Albania tells Britain

Give our young people visas if you want to fix the migrant crisis, Albania tells Britain

He faced a Tory backlash over the use of hotels for migrants as MPs and councilors warned services were at “breaking point.” At least four councils have taken legal action to stop the Home Office blocking hotel bookings for migrants from the “catastrophically overcrowded” Manston treatment center in Kent. On Wednesday night, Mr Jenrick revealed … Read more

NHS will be ‘prioritised’ in return for reforms, No 10 says

NHS will be ‘prioritised’ in return for reforms, No 10 says

Cconservative backbenchers have rallied around Suella Braverman. Royston Smith, MP for Southampton Itchen, told his Twitter followers: “If we continue to allow the media and the opposition to dictate who should and should not be in office, we don’t deserve to be in government.” Marco Longhi, MP for Dudley North, said “many are choosing to … Read more

A big treasure rises for everyone as Rishi Sunak prepares for a ‘bare’ road ahead

A big treasure rises for everyone as Rishi Sunak prepares for a ‘bare’ road ahead

Rishi Sunak is drawing up plans for several years of tax increases for everyone in the country, as a Treasury source warned: “It’s going to be tough.” On Monday, the Prime Minister and Chancellor decided to introduce “snatching” increases in income tax and national insurance over the coming years by freezing the thresholds at which … 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 has plans to expand windfall tax

Rishi Sunak has plans to expand windfall tax

New polling has suggested voters trust Mr Sunak more than Sir Keir Starmer to handle the economy. Asked who they trusted most about the economy, 30 per cent said Mr Starmer, while 41 per cent backed the prime minister, according to the BMG poll for i. At present, the excess energy levy on oil and … Read more

SNP minister resigns over Nicola Sturgeon’s overhaul of transgender laws

SNP minister resigns over Nicola Sturgeon’s overhaul of transgender laws

Ms Regan, MSP for Edinburgh Eastern, said she had made the decision to stand down after considering the issue of gender reform “for some time”. “I have concluded that my conscience will not allow me to vote with the government,” she said in a resignation letter issued 35 minutes before a debate on the legislation … Read more

Pensions’ triple lock remains, suggests Nadhim Zahawi

Pensions’ triple lock remains, suggests Nadhim Zahawi

Leo Varadkar, the Irish deputy prime minister, said it was “regrettable” that the people of Northern Ireland could face another election. “I don’t know for sure what decision will be made by the Secretary of State,” Mr Varadkar said. “While it is expected that there will be new elections in Northern Ireland, it is impossible … Read more