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Rishi Sunak is under increasing pressure with growing numbers of disgruntled Conservative MPs rebelling over onshore wind farms, planning reforms and a proposed crackdown on overseas students. Former prime ministers Boris Johnson and Liz Truss signed a rebel amendment last week against Sunak’s de-facto ban on onshore wind farms. Cop26 president Alok Sharma also signed the amendment and Michael Gove, the...

UK faces ‘profound economic challenge’ warns new PM Rishi Sunak

The UK’s new prime minister Rishi Sunak has warned the country that “there is no doubt we face a profound economic challenge.” In his first comments after being named PM Sunak said: “We now need stability and unity, and I...

Sunak set for No 10 after Johnson drops out

Rishi Sunak is set to become the UK’s third prime minister this year after Boris Johnson dropped out of the Conservative party leadership race. While Johnson never formally declared his...

£4,437 energy bills in April as Hunt scraps ‘mini-budget’

New chancellor Jeremy Hunt has announced almost every part of his predecessor’s mini-budget and fiscal policy will be reversed, including the two year £2,500 energy price cap, which will...

Starmer demands general election ‘for the good of the country’

Sir Keir Starmer is calling for an immediate general election regardless of whether Liz Truss remains in No 10 or is forced out by her party. “Change in personnel at...

FBI interview Truss’s chief of staff about US election bribery case

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...

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

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...

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 the post is expected to...

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 an exercise in navel-gazing during...

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 crisis. It would be the largest...