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Liz Truss’s chief of staff has been interviewed by the FBI about an alleged criminal plot to bribe a US politician and influence an election, the Sunday Times reports. Mark Fullbrook - the prime minister’s most senior aide – is linked to banker Julio Herrera Velutini who is accused of trying to bribe the governor of Puerto Rico, promising to...

Ex-Shell worker Liz Truss will tax people not profits while borrowing...

Former Shell worker Liz Truss has ruled out extending the windfall tax on energy companies’ £180 billion profits to help pay for her £130 billion plan to tackle soaring energy bills fuelling the UK’s cost of living crisis. Instead, Truss...

Liz Truss wins No 10, Priti Patel quits as home secretary

Priti Patel has stepped down as home secretary following the triumph of Liz Truss in the race to become the UK’s prime minister. Patel’s exit after three controversial years in...

UK’s 56th prime minister must prioritise energy crisis

The UK’s 56th prime minister will finally be announced on Monday and installed by the Queen (in Scotland) on Tuesday after an unnecessarily long, drawn out leadership campaign. As...

Truss may cut VAT by 5%; Good Law Project to sue Ofgem

Liz Truss is reported to be considering a 5% cut to VAT which could save families £26 per week/£1,300 per year to deal with the deepening cost of living...

Energy companies back price freeze but Johnson is on his jollies

Caretaker prime minister Boris Johnson is continuing his (second) holiday (in two weeks) with the country relieved to learn from Downing Street that he will be kept informed of any “urgent issues” while he...

Truss and Sunak clash over China ahead of tonight’s first televised debate

Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss have clashed over who is tougher on China ahead of tonight’s (Monday) first televised debate between the would-be prime ministers. Sunak and Truss will go head-to-head on BBC One at...

Boris Johnson misses second COBRA heatwave meeting to ‘prepare Chequers party’

The prime minister will miss the second Cobra meeting about the Code Red heatwave because Boris Johnson is reportedly “preparing to party” at Chequers instead. Record breaking high temperatures – threatening thousands of deaths and...

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 “liar” in the memo being...

Gove the ‘snake’ sacked by PM on the brink after mass resignations

Michael Gove has been sacked and called a “snake” by Downing Street as the constitutional crisis - caused by a prime minister unwilling to face reality - deepens. The rate of resignations from Boris Johnson’s...