Labor MP Shares Bleak Assessment Of What Has Happened To UK In Boris Johnson’s Hands

Labour’s Peter Kyle offered a stark take on what’s happened to the UK under Boris Johnson’s leadership on Thursday night, while appearing on BBC Question Time. As the shadow Northern Ireland secretary, Kyle attacked the prime minister over his handling of partygate, the economy and the Northern Ireland protocol in a one and a half … Read more

Rishi Sunak tells the rich to give £400 energy grant to charity

Rishi Sunak, the Chancellor, said that if wealthy households do not need the Government’s £400 energy bill grant they should donate it to charity – and that is what he will be doing. Mr Sunak was asked by Sky News presenter Niall Paterson why he will be receiving the money when he doesn’t actually need … Read more

Boris Johnson’s anti-corruption tsar contemplates sending letter of no confidence

He acknowledged Mr Johnson had made “a really important start” in reforming the culture at Downing Street, including a complete overhaul of senior staff, but alluded to “an awful lot” of anger in his own party. Pressed on if he had submitted a letter, Mr Penrose replied: “Forgive me, I’m still thinking about that so … Read more

Politics latest news: Rishi Sunak accused of ‘throwing red meat to socialists’ with windfall tax – The Telegraph

Politics latest news: Rishi Sunak accused of ‘throwing red meat to socialists’ with windfall taxThe Telegraph Rishi Sunak expected to announce new measures to ease cost of living crisis – watch liveGuardianNews Rishi Sunak to announce windfall tax on energy firmsGuardian The windfall tax won’t cover the high energy bills coming our wayThe Independent What … Read more

All The Times Tory Ministers Said A Windfall Tax Was A Bad Idea

The chancellor is expected to reveal a windfall tax on Thursday in a bid to ease the cost of living crisis, even though the Tories have been shouting down the proposal for weeks. The one-off levy is likely to fund a new support package and help households facing a huge squeeze on the finances due … Read more

Partygate: Boris Johnson urged to quit by some Tory MPs over ‘damning’ Sue Gray report

Former minister Tobias Ellwood and backbencher Julian Sturdy described partygate as a “distraction” during a challenging time for the country. Mr Sturdy joined the list of Tory MPs wanting Mr Johnson to quit, saying the report showed the PM “has presided over a widespread culture of disregard for the coronavirus regulations”. In a statement posted … Read more

Sky’s Kay Burley Rips Into Boris Johnson Ally Over ‘Duty’ To Attend Staff Leaving Two

Boris Johnson’s chief of staff has insisted the prime minister had a “duty” to attend staff leaving parties during the pandemic — even when people were unable to say goodbye to dying relatives. The PM repeatedly stood by his decision to thank departing staff in person following the publication of Sue Gray’s damning report into … Read more

Windfall tax U-turn not a distraction from Sue Gray report, Steve Barclay insists

The unveiling of a new cost of living support package today is not an attempt to distract from Sue Gray’s damning report into the partygate scandal, the No 10 chief of staff has claimed. Steve Barclay dismissed suggestions that the announcement of extra help for families had been timed to shift the focus away from … Read more

Climate burns the right – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Climate change is heating up elections — and the right is getting torched. Voters in Australia dumped Scott Morrison’s Liberal-National government from power on Saturday in what has been dubbed the country’s “climate election.” High-profile Liberals were driven from the party’s inner-city heartlands losing six seats to pro-climate … Read more