Interest rate rise as UK faces lengthy economic recession

The Bank of England has raised interest rates by 0.5% to 1.75% and given a bleak warning that the UK faces a lengthy recession that will hit millions of the most vulnerable people hardest. UK interest rates are now at the highest level since January...
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Social care sector in dire need of immediate cash injection

The Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (LUHC) Committee has said that the adult social care sector urgently needs a long-term plan and additional funding. The cross-party committee compiled a report to outline the needs of the sector and found that, although the government had...

Parliament quits TikTok over security fears, No 10 urged to follow...

UK Parliament has ditched its TikTok account and deleted all content just a week after it launched, following China’s decision to sanction some MPs and peers. Downing Street and all UK politicians have been urged to do the same because of concerns over the app’s...

Gordon Brown demands emergency budget for UK’s ‘financial timebomb’

Gordon Brown is demanding an emergency budget to address the “financial timebomb” that “will explode” in October and leave half of the UK’s population in fuel poverty, causing “a humanitarian crisis”. The former Labour prime minister said Boris Johnson, Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak must agree an emergency budget this...

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Gordon Brown demands emergency budget for UK’s ‘financial timebomb’

Gordon Brown is demanding an emergency budget to address the “financial timebomb” that “will explode” in October and leave half of the UK’s population in fuel poverty, causing “a humanitarian crisis”. The former Labour prime minister said Boris Johnson, Liz...

Truss and Sunak pull out as TV debates prove too hot for Tories

Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak have withdrawn from the third Conservative leadership TV debate following concerns the clashes between rivals are damaging the party’s standing. Sky News has been forced...

Government’s flagship online safety bill may be sunk by next PM

The government’s flagship online safety bill - designed to protect children from harm - faces being scrapped due to a lack of Commons time and more Tory infighting. Online safety...

Tory MPs weaponise ‘mucky Sunak memo’ in ‘war’ to replace Johnson

Conservative MPs are circulating a “mucky memo” about Rishi Sunak as the race to succeed Boris Johnson in Number 10 descends “into all-out war”. Sunak is called a “schoolboy” and...

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Priti Patel uses Commonwealth Games to expand Rwanda deportation policy

Home secretary Priti Patel will use the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham “as diplomatic cover” in her attempts to reach Rwanda-style deals with more African countries. A Home Office source said the Games “provide a platform for initial discussion” and meetings...

Brexit – Dover declares ‘critical incident’ while EU takes legal action against UK

French border officers are being blamed for the “critical incident” that has been declared by the gridlocked Port of Dover at the start of the busiest summer getaway in...

Sturgeon ‘gambles all’ with Supreme Court bid for Scottish independence vote

Nicola Sturgeon has unveiled plans for a Scottish independence referendum on October 19, 2023 and has referred herself to the UK’s highest court in an attempt to force the...

Criminal barristers strike and warn of ‘existential crisis’ in British justice system

Criminal barristers in England and Wales have started their strike over low legal aid funding with a warning their profession faces an “existential crisis” because of severe cuts imposed...
Northern Ireland Protocol Bill

NI Protocol bill cleared through the House of Commons

On Wednesday, the internationally controversial NI Protocol Bill passed through the House of Commons and is now due for reading in the House of Lords. The government has said the Bill is a "top legislative priority", while its detractors...

Welsh independence march – time to have a discussion about the Union?

As Scotland moves toward a second indyref, calls for Welsh independence are growing louder. On top of that, a vote on uniting Ireland, north and south, is also likely...

Sturgeon ‘gambles all’ with Supreme Court bid for Scottish independence vote

Nicola Sturgeon has unveiled plans for a Scottish independence referendum on October 19, 2023 and has referred herself to the UK’s highest court in an attempt to force the...

Northern Ireland Legacy Bill – ‘an affront to all modern standards of decency’

Conservative MPs have voted for a controversial Northern Ireland legacy bill despite staunch opposition from all Northern Ireland political parties. Protests against the bill were held in Belfast, Derry and...