If I were a politician, I would pick daily fights with the BBC

I asked her whether she would have gained more support if she had shown some sympathy for the unemployed and underprivileged in society – this at a time when the pain of industrial decline in Britain was being widely felt. She replied by citing Britain’s unemployment as being no worse than in most of the … Read more

Fight crime and forget ‘diversity and inclusion’ schemes, Suella Braverman tells police

“It is absolutely vital that trust is restored, and to address this we must have visible and responsive policing,” she wrote. “It must deliver the public’s priorities, and it must treat victims with the respect they deserve. “The public have a right to expect that the police get the basics right: driving down anti-social behavior … Read more

What really happened with Prince Harry on the day Queen Elizabeth died

At 12.32, both confirming the rumors and quelling the immediate panic that the worst had happened, Buckingham Palace said: “The Queen’s doctors are concerned for Her Majesty’s health and have recommended she remain under medical supervision. “The Queen remains comfortable and at Balmoral.” Not long afterwards, Huw Edwards – anchoring the rolling BBC News – … Read more

Kwasi Kwarteng has gambled on revolution, but an inflationary spiral may still defeat him

Well. After this, no one will ever accuse Kwasi Kwarteng of “caution” or “managerialism”, so in that sense, he has achieved his goal from him. The new Chancellor’s “fiscal event” yesterday was hailed as the most radical of its kind in more than a generation. He unleashed a tax-cutting stimulus amounting to £45 billion per … Read more

King Charles pictured for first time with iconic red despatch box | UK News

King Charles has been pictured with his red dispatch box for the first time. The image shows the King carrying out official government duties in the Eighteenth Century Room at Buckingham Palace. Red boxes contain papers from government ministers in the UK and the realms, as well as Commonwealth representatives. Documents are sent from the … Read more

Tax cut will not ‘suddenly unlock growth’ CBI boss warns chancellor

One of the UK’s most senior business leaders has warned the chancellor that measures included in his tax cutting Budget will not “suddenly unlock growth”. Kwasi Kwarteng was accused of “betting the house” on trickle-down economics after he unveiled £45bn-worth of tax cuts and massively increased borrowing in what had been billed as a ‘mini … Read more

Chancellor’s tax-cutting plans fail to find a ready market in Bury

During a lull in bustling lunchtime trade at Bury market in the north-west of England on Friday, stallholders Tony and Mary Sinacola mulled over the government’s radical tax-cutting “mini-Budget”. A few hours earlier Kwasi Kwarteng, the chancellor, had unveiled the first fiscal event of the new administration, ushering in £45bn of tax cuts — the … Read more

Tories gambling with the finances of British people, says Starmer | Keir Starmer

Sir Keir Starmer has accused the government of “gambling the mortgages and finances” of the British people with its “casino economics”. Speaking before his party’s conference in Liverpool, the Labor leader tweeted: “Tory casino economics is gambling the mortgages and finances of every family in the country. Labor will secure growth for working people, that … Read more