Policy & Politics

Enough is Enough protests against the spiralling cost of living crisis will be held in 50 of the UK’s biggest cities and towns tomorrow (October 1) – the same day the new energy bill price cap begins. The campaign group’s first “national day of action” will see simultaneous events in London, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Birmingham, Glasgow, Swansea, Manchester, Leeds and scores...

Pound hits historic low while split in Tory party deepens

The pound has plummeted to its lowest ever level against the US dollar after the new Conservative government’s mini-budget collapsed confidence in the UK’s economic management. Early trading on Monday saw the pound plunge 5% against the dollar to just...

Labour starts conference with 12pt lead over Tories

The Labour party conference in Liverpool has started with a big boost from opinion polls putting them on course to win a 56-seat majority in the next general election. The...

Pound plummets as markets react to £45bn tax cuts for rich

The pound and UK stock markets have plummeted providing an immediate reaction to chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng’s mini-budget aimed to stimulate economic growth. The £45 billion package of tax cuts announced...

Dr Thérèse ‘Karoke’ Coffey – no sugar tax, Mars and a PhD

Liz Truss’s mate, Dr Thérèse Coffey is the new cigar chomping, whisky swilling, real ale loving secretary of state for health and social care. Like many a doctor (medical...

Liz Truss admits free trade deal with US is years away

Liz Truss’s admission that Britain’s post-Brexit free trade deal with the US is years away is “terrible news” for the UK economy and an “embarrassment” for the prime minister, according to the Labour party. Prime...

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...

Kwarteng to announce £30bn tax cuts in emergency budget

Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng will announce tax cuts worth £30 billion in an emergency budget focused on boosting economic growth. Prime minister Liz Truss vowed to make tax cuts during the Conservative leadership campaign to provide...

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...

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...