Tory leadership: Rishi Sunak in profile SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info The former Chancellor is in a battle to cement his position as the frontrunner in the race to succeed Boris Johnson. Sunak has promised to remove EU 'red tape and bureaucracy' (Image: Getty) Ahead of Sunday night’s television debate with his rivals, Mr Sunak has promised to stage an overhaul of EU laws in his first 100 days as Prime Minister. The leadership candidates are competing to win the votes of MPs who backed diehard Brexiteer supporter Attorney General Suella Braverman before she was knocked out of the running. Votes by MPs this week will determine which two contenders will face the Tory membership in the final round of the … [Read more...] about Rishi Sunak promises Brexiteers he will torch Brussels’ laws within 100 days
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Rishi Sunak is asked what he ordered at McDonald’s SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info The former Chancellor backed ‘Leave’ ahead of the 2016 vote and has claimed to take advantage of the country’s withdrawal from the EU while in Cabinet. Liz Truss, on the other hand, is a former Liberal Democrat who backed ‘Remain’ at the time of the referendum and has only since publicly described Brexit as a good thing. Related articles Putin puts EU nations on nuclear alert kraine 'liquidates' 12 Russians in military base strike But the largely pro-Leave Tory party is, however, looking set to hand the Foreign Secretary the keys to Number 10. Harry Lambert, Senior Politics Correspondent for the New Statesman, … [Read more...] about ‘Lost in Brexit la-la-land!’ Sneering leftie bashes Brexiteer ‘myth’ and BRINO Sunak
Penny Mordaunt quizzed on 'media hit job' in debate SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info The survey of more than 4,400 people found that almost half of Conservative voters - 48 percent - believe the former Chancellor should be the next PM. The results put Penny Mordaunt, who was one of the leading faces of the Brexit campaign, behind both Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak. James Johnson, co-founder of JL Partners and a former Downing Street pollster, said it showed that the public were “withholding their judgement” on Ms Mordaunt, who has become a surprise frontrunner among MPs. In an article for The Telegraph, Mr Johnson said: “Among those who have heard of Mordaunt the overwhelming view is one of neutrality.” Related … [Read more...] about Tory Leadership: Rishi storms ahead as Brexiteer pushed out of top two
Tory leadership: Rishi Sunak in profile SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Liz Truss has hit out at Rishi Sunak’s plans to tackle the cost-of-living crisis during ITV’s leadership debate. The Foreign Secretary added: "We need to do better we need to take on Whitehall." She said: “Rishi, you have raised taxes to the highest level in 70 years. That is not going to drive economic growth. You raised national insurance even though people like me opposed it in Cabinet at the time, because we could have afforded to fund the NHS through general taxation. “The fact is that raising taxes at this moment will choke off economic growth, it will prevent us getting the revenue we need to pay off the debt.” Trending … [Read more...] about Tory leadership LIVE: Rishi fuming as Truss goes straight for him ‘Taxes will choke us!’
Published 34 minutes ago Share close Share page Copy link About sharing Related Topics Tory leadership Rishi Sunak has insisted he still has a "shot" at Downing Street despite polls suggesting Liz Truss has a strong lead in the Conservative leadership contest. He told ITV's This Morning he "definitely" had a chance of victory, while warning his rival's tax-cutting plans risked fuelling inflation. The former chancellor said his economic approach was "honest" and deliverable. The latest poll of Tory members pointed to 66% backing Ms Truss and 34% supporting Mr Sunak. The YouGov survey of 1,089 people for Sky News was conducted from 12-17 August. The percentages were calculated by excluding undecided members and non-voters. The next UK prime minister will be announced on 5 September. The postal ballot closes on 2 September, but thousands of party members are thought to … [Read more...] about Rishi Sunak: I can still win Tory leadership race
Every household in Britain will be getting a £400 grant to help them pay their soaring energy bills. Former Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced the measures in May, as part of a plan to help with the cost of living crisis. Initially, the chancellor offered a £200 loan for energy bills, to be paid back over the coming years. This was changed to £400, and made into a non-repayable grant , and called the Energy Bills Support Scheme. It’s welcome news for many – as Ofgem has announced another energy price cap rise for October , with subsequent changes forecast for January 2023, then every three months . But when will it be paid? And do you need to do anything to get it? Here’s all you should know. When will the £400 energy grant be paid and how will you get it? The £400 energy bills payment will start from October 2022 . It will be split over six months, and paid straight to energy suppliers, ideally knocking off a chunk of the bill. As a result, you do … [Read more...] about When will the £400 energy grant be paid and how will you get it?
A grant of £400 will help struggling households cope with the energy bills crisis. Previously, a £200 loan in place for UK families was expected to be paid back. Rishi Sunak announced today this would no longer be the case, and increased its sum to £400. All households with a domestic electricity connection will be automatically eligible for the grant. Mr Sunak said: ‘The outlook for energy prices has changed. I’ve decided those repayments will be cancelled. So, for the avoidance of doubt, this support is now unambiguously a grant. ‘Furthermore, we have decided that the £200 of support for household energy bills will be doubled to £400 for everyone.’ He told the Commons: ‘We are on the side of hard working families with £6 billion of financial support.’ The grant comes in the form of a council tax rebate to households. Energy suppliers will deliver the discount to households with a domestic electricity meter over six months from October. Direct debit and … [Read more...] about Every household in UK to receive £400 grant to help with rising energy bills
GB News has lost the backing of Warner Bros. Discovery after a very turbulent year for the broadcaster. Since launching in May 2021, the TV channel has already seen some of its biggest names leave, such as original chairman Andrew Neil and former BBC presenter Simon McCoy . Neil has since gone on to host his own Channel 4 show and labelled his former employer a ‘disaster’ that brought him ‘close to a breakdown’. Now, it’s been revealed the broadcaster has lost the backing of Warner Bros. Discovery after Discovery, who invested in the channel, merged with Warner Bros. A statement released earlier today revealed the media conglomerate was no longer a GB News shareholder after the company ‘evaluated our global and local investment portfolio’. It added: ‘Discovery was one of the first organisations to invest in GB News, doing so prior to the creation of Warner Bros. Discovery. ‘GB News has built a growing and loyal audience in its first year, bringing another … [Read more...] about GB News loses massive investor after just one year on air
When winter arrives, many of us have the heating on more – meaning we have to think about the cost of keeping warm . It can get pretty expensive – even without the cost of living crisis – which is why the Government gives older people in the UK a helping hand towards paying those costs. As part of the Winter Fuel Payment, people born before a certain date in 1955 can get between £100 and £300 to go towards their fuel bills. For winter 2022, pensioners receiving the Winter Fuel Payment will also receive a one-off extra £300, aka the Pensioner Cost of Living Payment , announced Chancellor Rishi Sunak . But what is the Winter Fuel Payment, when does it usually arrive, and who is eligible to get it? When is the Winter Fuel Payment paid? The Winter Fuel Payment is usually paid automatically between November and December every year . Most people who are eligible will get it without needing to specifically claim. However, if you’re eligible but do not … [Read more...] about When can you claim the Winter Fuel Payment and who is eligible?
Transgender prisoners with male genitalia will not serve time alongside female prisons without ministerial sign-off, the Justice Secretary Dominic Raab is expected to announce. The policy will mean that ministers will have to approve any transfer of a male-bodied inmate to a women’s prison irrespective of whether they self-identify as a woman, while the Government will also have the power to order the removal of transgender prisoners from jails. A Ministry of Justice spokesman said: “While there have been no substantiated sexual assaults by transgender women in the female estate since 2019, the safety of all those in our care is a top priority. “Having recently reviewed the arrangements in July, the Justice Secretary directed changes so that transgender prisoners with male genitalia are not housed with other biologically born women in the female prison estate, unless specifically signed off by a minister. “Once confirmed by the new Government in September, it would be … [Read more...] about Trans prisoners ‘will not be housed with other women’