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Rishi Sunak and Sir Keir Starmer

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Economy to dominate day 3 of general election campaign

Labour will focus on the cost-of-living crisis, while the Conservatives are hinting at tax breaks for high earners. The Tories and Labour will fight over the economy as Sir Keir Starmer centres Saturday’s campaign on the cost-of-living crisis while the Conservatives hint at tax breaks for high earners. The Chancellor signalled the party would seek to end the impact of tapering of personal allowances on larger incomes, while his opposite […]

todayMay 25, 2024 3

Michael Gove

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Michael Gove becomes latest high-profile Tory to stand down

Cabinet minister Michael Gove has become the latest high-profile Tory MP to announce he is standing down ahead of the July 4 election. The Housing Secretary joined a growing parliamentary exodus as he praised Rishi Sunak for representing “the very best virtues” of the Tory party but said “it is time to leave”. Mr Gove, who has been MP for Surrey Heath since 2005, said: “I know the toll office […]

todayMay 25, 2024 2

Energy Bills

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Tories and Labour clash on energy policy

The Tories and Labour clashed on energy policy as the General Election campaign focused on the prospect of cheaper household bills. Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer is using a visit to Scotland to promote his plan for a publicly-owned green electricity generator, which he said would cut bills and boost energy security. Energy Secretary Claire Coutinho set out plans for consumer-friendly changes and accused Labour of not being “honest about […]

todayMay 24, 2024 2

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak

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UK general election to be held on 4th July

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak announced the date in a speech outside Number 10 this evening. Rishi Sunak has called a General Election for July 4, saying it was “the moment for Britain to choose its future”. The Prime Minister has gambled that improved inflation figures and a recovering economy will help him overturn Labour’s 20-point opinion poll lead. In a sign that security and the economy will be key battlegrounds, […]

todayMay 23, 2024 1

Israeli Flags

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International Criminal Court seeks arrest warrant for Netanyahu and Hamas chiefs

It's in connection with their actions during the seven-month war. Karim Khan said that he believes Mr Netanyahu; his defence minister, Yoav Gallant; and three Hamas leaders: Yehya Sinwar, Mohammed Deif and Ismail Haniyeh; are responsible for war crimes and crimes against humanity in the Gaza Strip and Israel. Speaking of the Israeli actions, Mr Khan said in a statement that “the effects of the use of starvation as a method […]

todayMay 20, 2024 4

Sir David Attenborough

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Attenborough inspiration park becomes nature reserve

A piece of countryside which inspired Sir David Attenborough when he was a child and is home to kingfishers, rare spiders and ancient fossils is to become a protected nature reserve. Bradgate Park and nearby Swithland Wood in Leicestershire will form a combined 439-hectare national nature reserve, Natural England announced on Monday. Naturalist and broadcaster Sir David Attenborough, who first visited the park as a child, said he has fond […]

todayMay 20, 2024 5

Infected Blood Inquiry

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Infect blood scandal campaigners say fight ‘not over yet’

Victims and relatives affected by the infected blood scandal have vowed that their fight is “not over yet” as they paid tribute to the people who have died. Campaigners were praised for their “tireless” efforts to get justice for people affected by the scandal – dubbed the worst treatment disaster in the history of the NHS. The Infected Blood Inquiry, which was launched in 2017 by former prime minister Theresa […]

todayMay 20, 2024 3

Iranian Flag

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Iranian President dies in helicopter crash

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, a hard-line protege of the country’s supreme leader, has died aged 63. Mr Raisi helped oversee the mass executions of thousands in 1988 and later led the country as it enriched uranium near weapons-grade levels and launched a major drone-and-missile attack on Israel. His death, along with Iran’s foreign minister and other officials in a helicopter crash on Sunday in northwestern Iran, came as Iran struggles […]

todayMay 20, 2024 4

Boris Johnson and Nadhim Zahawi

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Zahawi: Tories should’ve stuck with Johnson

Former chancellor Nadhim Zahawi has suggested Tory MPs should not have been “spooked” into ousting Boris Johnson. Mr Zahawi, who played a key role in persuading the former prime minister to stand down, said: “I wish we had held our nerve” and stuck with Mr Johnson. He told the Sunday Times that the former prime minister, who quit after a series of scandals, was the most “consequential” leader since Margaret […]

todayMay 19, 2024 3

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