Politics latest news: We can’t change leader as often as our socks, Rees-Mogg warns Tory rebels

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Sir Jacob Rees Mogg said “changing our leader in the way people seem to change their socks cannot be wise” as he issued a warning to any Tory MPs plotting to oust Rishi Sunak.  The former Cabinet minister said that the Tories were … Read more

Politics latest news: Badenoch tells ‘self indulgent’ Tory rebels to ‘stop messing around’

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Kemi Badenoch has told Tory rebels to “stop messing around and get behind the Prime Minister” amid speculation about a challenge to Rishi Sunak’s leadership.  The Business and Trade Secretary said any Tory MPs plotting against Mr Sunak were being “self indulgent” at … Read more

Politics latest news: Liz Truss accuses Labour MPs of blocking her transgender law reforms

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Liz Truss has accused Labour MPs of “filibustering” to stop her proposed transgender law reforms from being debated in the House of Commons.  Ms Truss tabled the Health and Equality Acts (Amendment) Bill which aims to bar transgender women from female-only spaces such … Read more

Politics latest news: Cabinet ministers ‘held talks to discuss Sunak’s future as PM’

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Cabinet ministers have discussed whether the Tories might be forced to replace Rishi Sunak before the next general election, according to a report.    Bloomberg reported private discussions had been held by ministers in recent days about the Prime Minister’s future, citing “people familiar … Read more

The photo ID you need to vote in UK elections

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Since May 2023, voters across the UK have been asked to show a form of photographic ID at the ballot box. The requirement draws on the recommendations of a 2016 report by Lord Pickles, the former communities secretary, which warned there was a … Read more

Politics latest news: Post-Budget poll puts Tories at lowest level since Truss

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Rishi Sunak and the Tories have sunk to their lowest level of poll support since the resignation of Liz Truss as last week’s Budget failed to deliver a boost.  A new Savanta survey conducted between Mar 8-10 in the days after the Budget … Read more

Politics latest news: Reform can’t win election but they ‘can stop’ Tories, warns Rees-Mogg

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Sir Jacob Rees-Mogg said Reform UK “won’t win” the next general election but the party “can stop” the Tories.  The former business secretary called for the right of British politics to reunite following Lee Anderson’s defection.  He warned “divided wings of politics lose” … Read more

Politics latest news: Raise defence spending ‘now’, Tugendhat tells Sunak

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE The security minister has urged Rishi Sunak to raise defence spending “now, as soon as possible” to 2.5 per cent. Tom Tugendhat made the intervention after Jeremy Hunt, the Chancellor, did not announce any extra cash for defence at the Budget last week. … Read more

Politics latest news: Theresa May to stand down as MP at general election

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE The Government’s plan to get rid of National Insurance has been plunged into confusion after a Cabinet minister said it is only an “aspiration” and failed to commit to scrapping the levy entirely.  Mel Stride, the Work and Pensions Secretary, said that there … Read more

Budget 2024 latest news: Abolishing National Insurance will be ‘huge job’, says Hunt

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Jeremy Hunt today signalled he could look to unfreeze tax thresholds in the future.  The Government has faced intense criticism over its decision to freeze the thresholds at which people start to pay the basic rate and the higher rate, with millions of … Read more

Jeremy Hunt latest news: Chancellor’s tax cut is ‘fiddling while Rome burns’, warns Lord Frost

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Jeremy Hunt’s Budget plan to cut National Insurance by 2p amounts to “fiddling while Rome burns”, Lord Frost has warned.  The former Brexit minister said the Chancellor needed to use today’s address in the House of Commons to set out a strategy to … Read more

Budget 2024 latest news: Public deserve a tax break, suggests minister

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Taxpayers deserve a “bit of a tax break this year”, a minister suggested this morning as Jeremy Hunt prepares to deliver his Budget tomorrow.   Greg Hands, a trade minister, said a “responsible” Budget would include both money for public services and measures … Read more

Politics latest news: Do not block the Rwanda Bill, minister warns Lords

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Peers have been warned not to block Rishi Sunak’s flagship Rwanda Bill as it returns to the House of Lords for crunch votes this week. Bim Afolami, the Economic Secretary to the Treasury, said the upper chamber has a “right to scrutinise but … Read more

Rochdale by-election result live: Counting under way as polls close – latest news

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE The polls have now closed in the Rochdale by-election, meaning the count to determine the town’s next MP can get underway. The ballot was triggered by the death of the veteran Labour MP Sir Tony Lloyd, and initially looked to be a fairly … Read more

Nigel Farage: ‘Close to zero’ chance of me joining the Tories – live updates

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE 29 February 2024 • 8:25am 8:24AM Labour government would inherit worst economic situation ‘since Second World War’ An incoming Labour government would inherit the worst economic situation of any new administration “since the Second World War”, Rachel Reeves has claimed.  The shadow chancellor … Read more

Politics latest news: Tories ‘tearing themselves to pieces’ over Lee Anderson row, says Nigel Farage

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Nigel Farage claimed the Tories are “tearing themselves into pieces” over the Lee Anderson row amid speculation the former deputy chairman of the Conservative Party could join Reform UK.  Mr Farage, the honorary president of Reform, said he had “no idea” if Mr … Read more

Tuesday evening news briefing: Prince William pulls out of godfather’s memorial service

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Good evening. The Prince of Wales pulled out of a memorial service for his godfather, King Constantine of Greece, at the eleventh hour on Tuesday, citing “personal” reasons. Elsewhere, a former minister has apologised for suggesting there were religious “no-go” areas in parts … Read more

Lee Anderson insists he will stand at next election despite losing Tory whip – live updates

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Lee Anderson said the support he had received from people after losing the Tory whip had been “absolutely phenomenal”.  The former deputy chairman of the Conservative Party said his inbox had “exploded with support” and he had received a “round of applause” when … Read more

Lee Anderson was wrong, we should attack Sadiq Khan’s ‘terrible record’, says minister – live updates

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Sadiq Khan’s “terrible record” should be the focus of Tory attacks rather than making “wrong” claims about him, Mark Harper said as he responded to the Lee Anderson row.  Mr Anderson, the former deputy chairman of the Conservative Party, lost the Tory whip … Read more

Politics latest news: Cleverly backs Hoyle to stay on as 67 MPs push to oust him

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE 23 February 2024 • 8:10am 8:10AM Home Secretary rejects Braverman’s claim that Islamists are in charge of UK James Cleverly rejected a claim made by Suella Braverman that Islamists are now in charge of the UK.  Mrs Braverman wrote in a piece for … Read more

Politics latest news: Labour put Hoyle under ‘intolerable pressure’, says Duncan Smith

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Sir Lindsay Hoyle was put under “intolerable pressure” by the Labour Party, Sir Iain Duncan Smith claimed as the Commons Speaker fights for his political life.  Tory and SNP MPs have launched an attempt to oust Sir Lindsay after his controversial handling of … Read more

Politics latest news: Labour and SNP ‘politically naive’ over Gaza ceasefire row, says Health Secretary

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Victoria Atkins, the Health Secretary, accused Labour and the SNP of being “politically naive” ahead of a crunch Gaza ceasefire vote in the House of Commons this afternoon.  The SNP has tabled a motion calling for an “immediate ceasefire”. That prompted Sir Keir … Read more

MP Scott Benton loses appeal against Commons suspension as by-election looms

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Blackpool South MP Scott Benton is set to be suspended from the Commons for 35 days after his appeal against the Standards Committee’s decision was dismissed by an independent panel. Mr Benton, who was elected as a Conservative but now sits as an … Read more

Politics latest news: Government’s real focus is exonerating victims, says minister amid Post Office lying row

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Steve Barclay has insisted the Government’s focus is on exonerating the victims of the Post Office scandal and ensuring they receive compensation amid a furious row between Kemi Badenoch and Henry Staunton. Mr Staunton, the former chairman of the Post Office, alleged in … Read more

Politics latest news: Ex-Post Office chairman was told to ‘prioritise’ compensation, says minister amid ‘lying’ row

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Gillian Keegan said there are “no magic answers” to reverse Tory fortunes after the double defeat in last week’s two by-elections.  Sir Jake Berry, a former chairman of the Conservative Party, wrote in the Sunday Express that the Tories are facing “a potential … Read more

Wellingborough and Kingswood by-elections live: Count begins as Tories fight to hold two seats

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Two defeats for the Conservative Party would suggest a poor showing could await at the next general election and add to political pressure on Rishi Sunak in the week the UK entered a recession. If the Tories lose either seat, the Government will … Read more

Politics latest news: Labour says Sunak’s pledge to grow the economy is ‘in tatters’

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Labour said Rishi Sunak’s pledge to grow the economy was “in tatters” after official statistics revealed the UK economy slipped into a recession at the end of 2023.  Data published by the Office for National Statistics this morning showed gross domestic product fell … Read more

Tory mayor expelled over alleged anti-Semitic comments

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE A Tory mayor has been expelled from the party over alleged anti-Semitic remarks. Atiqul Hoque, a member of Salisbury City Council in Wiltshire, is alleged to have made “offensive and inappropriate comments” on WhatsApp and other social media platforms. He has now been … Read more

Politics latest news: Anti-Israel sentiment ‘deep rooted’ in Labour, claims Farage

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Nigel Farage claimed anti-Israel sentiment is “deep rooted” in the Labour Party as Sir Keir Starmer faces a deepening anti-Semitism crisis.  Mr Farage, the former leader of the Brexit Party, said he believed Sir Keir had “actually tried” to grip the issue.  But … Read more

Politics latest news: Starmer labelled a ‘moral vacuum’ after Rochdale candidate U-turn

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE 13 February 2024 • 8:15am 8:15AM John McDonnell: George Galloway will be ‘over the moon’ at Labour Rochdale decision John McDonnell, the former shadow chancellor, said George Galloway will be “over the moon” at Labour’s decision to withdraw its support for its Rochdale … Read more

Monday evening news briefing: Rafah offensive will bring ‘severe consequences’, warns Iran

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Good evening. The Iranian foreign minister has warned an offensive on Rafah will result in “severe consequences” for Israel. Elsewhere, a poll has shown that the Conservatives could lose more than half of the 100 most rural seats in England at this year’s … Read more

Politics latest news: Labour hold poll lead in 100 rural seats in fresh blow for Sunak

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE The Labour Party now holds a poll lead over the Tories in England’s 100 most rural constituencies in a fresh blow for Rishi Sunak.  A Survation survey put Labour on 37 per cent of the vote in the traditionally Tory heartlands with the … Read more

Politics latest news: Reeves insists she’ll still be ‘first green chancellor’ despite £28bn U-turn

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE 9 February 2024 • 8:17am 8:17AM Shadow chancellor will ‘make no apologies’ for axing £28bn pledge Rachel Reeves said she will “make no apologies” for tearing up Labour’s flagship £28 billion green investment pledge as she claimed the party would inherit a “bleak” … Read more

Politics latest news: Dropping £28bn green pledge is ‘Labour’s most stupid decision’, says ex-Blair adviser

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Sir Keir Starmer dropping his flagship £28 billion a year green investment pledge is the “most stupid decision the Labour Party has made”, a former senior adviser to Sir Tony Blair said.  John McTernan, who was Sir Tony’s political secretary in No 10, … Read more

Politics latest news: £1,000 Rwanda bet took me totally by surprise, says Sunak amid backlash

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Rishi Sunak said he was “taken totally by surprise” by a £1,000 bet with Piers Morgan on the Government’s Rwanda policy.  Mr Morgan bet the Prime Minister £1,000 to a refugee charity that Rwanda migrant deportation flights would not take off before the … Read more

Politics latest news: Sunak ‘bets Piers Morgan £1,000’ Rwanda flights will take off before election

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Rishi Sunak has shaken hands on a £1,000 bet with Piers Morgan that Rwanda migrant deportation flights will take off before the next general election.  Mr Morgan bet the Prime Minister £1,000 to a refugee charity that “you don’t get anybody on those … Read more

Politics latest news: Reform UK hits highest ever level of support in Red Wall in setback for Sunak

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Reform UK has hit its highest ever level of support in crucial Red Wall seats, according to a new poll.  A Redfield & Wilton Strategies survey, conducted between Jan 30-31, put Richard Tice’s party on 14 per cent of the vote. That was … Read more

Politics latest news: Jeremy Hunt slaps down boss of UK’s economic watchdog

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Jeremy Hunt has rebuked the boss of the UK’s economic watchdog after he appeared to liken last year’s public finance forecasts to a “work of fiction”. The Chancellor said Richard Hughes, the chairman of the Office for Budget Responsibility, was “wrong” and the … Read more

Politics latest news: Take money off ‘wet wipe’ rail bosses over minimum service failures, says Rees-Mogg

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE 31 January 2024 • 8:14am 8:14AM Rees-Mogg: Take money off ‘wet wipe’ rail bosses over minimum service failures Sir Jacob Rees-Mogg has labelled train bosses a “bunch of wet wipes” after they failed to take action to minimise the impact of the latest … Read more

Politics latest news: Archbishop of Canterbury wrong over small boats crisis, suggests Nigel Farage

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE 30 January 2024 • 8:13am 8:13AM Archbishop of Canterbury wrong over small boats crisis, suggests Nigel Farage Nigel Farage has criticised the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby over comments he made about small boat crossings and the Government’s Rwanda Bill.  The Most Rev … Read more

Politics latest news: Smoking ban will be ‘popular’, insists Health Secretary amid Tory backlash

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE A phased ban on smoking will be “popular” with the public, the Health Secretary insisted this morning amid a Tory revolt.  Victoria Atkins said banning young people from buying cigarettes will one day be viewed in the same way as the ban on … Read more

Politics latest news: Tory MPs ‘not persuaded’ Sunak can win next election, says Osborne

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Ed Balls has predicted Sir Keir Starmer will ditch his flagship plan to spend £28 billion a year on green investment.  The former shadow chancellor said Labour needed a “big U-turn” in order to take the sting out of Tory claims that Sir … Read more

Politics latest news: Red Wall will desert Rishi Sunak, claims Nigel Farage

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Lee Anderson, the former deputy chairman of the Conservative Party, said it would be “absolute madness” for the Tories to change leader again.  Asked about Sir Simon Clarke’s call to oust Rishi Sunak, Mr Anderson told GB News: “That would mean four different … Read more

Politics latest news: Senior Tories warn against ‘divisive’ call to oust Sunak

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE 24 January 2024 • 7:48am 7:48AM ‘Of course, some people panic at a difficult time’ Kevin Hollinrake, a business business, suggested that there was some “panic” behind Sir Simon Clarke’s call for a new Tory leader. He told Times Radio: “Of course, some … Read more

Politics latest news: Less than half of 2019 Tory voters intend to back Sunak

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE 23 January 2024 • 8:39am 8:39AM UK not ruling out further strikes against Houthis, says minister The Government is not ruling out further air strikes against Houthi rebels, the rail minister Huw Merriman said this morning.  Asked the question during an interview on … Read more

Politics latest news: Audience trust in BBC impartiality ‘going down’, says Culture Secretary

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE 22 January 2024 • 8:17am 8:17AM Not appropriate for BBC to have ‘criminal tools in its armoury’ on TV licence prosecutions Culture Secretary Lucy Frazer said it is not appropriate for the BBC to have “criminal tools in its armoury” to prosecute people … Read more

Politics latest news: Rwanda flights ‘probably never going to happen’, says Tory peer Ruth Davidson

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Baroness Ruth Davidson has cast doubt on whether Rishi Sunak’s flagship Rwanda plan will ever get off the ground.  The former Scottish Tory leader who now sits in the House of Lords said that “there are dogs in the street that know” the … Read more

Politics latest news: Rwanda Bill should get through House of Lords quickly, insists minister

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Rishi Sunak’s Rwanda Bill should make it through the House of Lords “fairly fast”, a minister said this morning after the flagship legislation cleared the House of Commons last night.  Chris Philp, the policing minister, said the Government wanted migrant deportation flights to … Read more

Rwanda Bill latest: Back rebels to restore Tory popularity and prevent election wipeout, Rees-Mogg tells Sunak

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE 17 January 2024 • 8:03am 8:03AM No 10 not considering pulling Rwanda Bill despite Tory rebellion Downing Street is not considering pulling the Rwanda Bill from the House of Commons after last night’s Tory rebellion, the illegal migration minister insisted this morning.  Conservative … Read more

Politics latest news: Tories ‘absolutely’ can turn things around, insists Shapps after dire opinion poll

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE 15 January 2024 • 8:01am 8:01AM Shapps insists Tories ‘absolutely’ can turn things around after dire poll Grant Shapps said the Tories “absolutely” can turn around their electoral fortunes as he responded to a new YouGov survey which suggested the Conservatives could be … Read more

Politics latest news: Further strikes against Houthis not ruled out, suggests armed forces minister

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Rishi Sunak is making a surprise visit to Ukraine today to announce a new package of military support and to insist the UK will not “falter” in its backing for Kyiv.  The Prime Minister will meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and sign … Read more

Politics latest news: Minister admits risk of wrongful exonerations under new Post Office law

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Fujitsu should repay the “fortune” spent on the Post Office scandal if it is found culpable, the Justice Secretary suggested, as pressure mounts on the firm behind the faulty Horizon software. If the statutory inquiry into the saga finds the “scale of the … Read more

Post Office latest news: Announcement ‘imminent’ on Government’s plan to help scandal victims, promises minister

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE An announcement of the Government’s plan to help the victims of the Post Office Horizon IT scandal is “imminent”, the postal services minister said this morning.  Kevin Hollinrake said the Government believed it now has the “solution” but he could not be specific … Read more

Politics latest news: Minister denies Sunak’s Treasury was slow to pay Post Office scandal compensation

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Mel Stride said the Government is moving at “very considerable pace” to help the victims of the Post Office scandal.  It was suggested to the Work and Pensions Secretary that the Government could pass a law tomorrow quashing the convictions.  Asked why the … Read more

Politics latest news: Rishi Sunak ‘not serious’ about climate change action, says Sir Alok Sharma

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Rishi Sunak has vowed to “continue to confront the difficult challenges” and “not take the easy way out” as Parliament returns for the first time this year. MPs are returning to Westminster this afternoon following their Christmas break, kickstarting a year which will … Read more

Politics latest news: Starmer wants early election because ‘things are getting better’ for Tories

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Sir Keir Starmer is pushing for an early general election because he knows “things are starting to get better” for Rishi Sunak and the Conservatives, a senior Tory MP has claimed.  Sir Robert Goodwill, a former minister and the chairman of the Environment, … Read more

Politics latest news: Lee Anderson labels Reform UK leader a ‘pound shop Nigel Farage’

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Lee Anderson labelled Richard Tice a “pound shop Nigel Farage” amid rising tensions between the Tories and Reform UK.  Mr Anderson, the deputy chairman of the Conservative Party, said Mr Tice should “pipe down” after he used a press conference yesterday to criticise … Read more

Politics latest news: Farage fires immigration warning shot at Tories ahead of election

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE 3 January 2024 • 8:04am 8:04AM Farage fires immigration warning shot at Tories Nigel Farage has warned the Tories that illegal immigration is “rapidly climbing up towards the top of the list” of voters’ political priorities.  The former leader of the Brexit Party … Read more

Politics latest news: We have cleared asylum backlog, insists James Cleverly

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE James Cleverly has defended the Government over its claim to have delivered on Rishi Sunak’s pledge of clearing a backlog of asylum claims.  Mr Sunak pledged in December 2022 to “abolish” the backlog of more than 91,000 outstanding “legacy” asylum cases older than … Read more

Politics latest news: Scrap Equality Act to restore common sense in workplace, says Sir Jacob Rees-Mogg

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Sir Jacob Rees-Mogg said the Equality Act should be scrapped to tackle “wokery” and restore common sense to the workplace.  The former business secretary said workers needed to be allowed to “get on with their jobs, not spend all their time and energy … Read more

Schools told to presume children can’t change their gender

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE The Telegraph understands that Mrs Badenoch demanded an earlier draft of the guidance because she believed it needed to focus more on the needs of teachers who wanted clear guidance. Teachers have described the fear of losing their jobs if they use the … Read more

Tory MP Miriam Cates investigated by standards watchdog

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Conservative MP Miriam Cates has been placed under investigation by Parliament’s standards watchdog. The backbench MP is facing claims that she has caused “significant damage to the reputation of the House as a whole, or of its members generally”, according to the Parliamentary … Read more

Politics latest news: Britain will hit 600,000 heat pumps target by 2028, insists minister

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE A target of installing 600,000 new heat pumps every year by 2028 will be hit by the Government, the energy efficiency minister insisted this morning.  Lord Callanan said the Government is “on target” despite official figures showing annual installations are currently far below … Read more

Politics latest news: Tory rebels ‘overreached’ by criticising Rwanda Bill and then failing to vote against it, claims Osborne

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE George Osborne claimed Tory Rwanda Bill rebels “overreached” by criticising the legislation and then failing to vote against it.  The former chancellor said Rishi Sunak had “held the line” and effectively “called their bluff” by refusing to give significant ground ahead of the … Read more

Politics latest news: Tory Rwanda rebels lack ‘courage of their own convictions’, claims Farage

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE The UK’s population crisis, fuelled by immigration, is “diminishing directly” the quality of life in the country, Nigel Farage has argued.  Mr Farage told GB News that illegal migration represented “very small beer compared to legal migration” in terms of overall numbers but … Read more

Rwanda Bill latest: Spring flights possible despite Tory infighting, says James Cleverly

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE James Cleverly insisted the Government’s target of starting Rwanda deportation flights in the spring next year was still “credible” despite Tory infighting over Rishi Sunak’s flagship migration legislation.  The Home Secretary said he believed a spring start date remained a “credible timescale” despite … Read more

Politics latest news: Sunak meets Tory migration hardliners for breakfast to quell Rwanda Bill revolt

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Rishi Sunak launched a personal attempt to avert a Conservative rebellion over his flagship Rwanda Bill as he met Tory migration hardliners for breakfast in 10 Downing Street this morning.  More than a dozen Tory backbenchers, including deputy chairman of the Conservative Party … Read more

Politics latest news: Just one in 200 appeals against Rwanda plan would succeed, claims Shapps

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Only one in 200 migrant appeals against being sent to Rwanda would succeed under the Government’s new deportation plan, Grant Shapps has claimed.  The Defence Secretary said Home Office modelling suggested the “vast majority” of appeals from asylum seekers attempting to block being … Read more

Politics latest news: £290m on Rwanda scheme the ‘right investment’, immigration minister insists

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE The £290 million that the Government plans to spend on the Rwanda scheme is “the right investment”, one of Rishi Sunak’s new immigration ministers has insisted. Britain has given Rwanda an extra £100 million this year – on top of the £140 million … Read more

Thursday evening news briefing: Switching PM now would be ‘insanity’, Tory chairman says

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE The “time for talk” on tackling illegal immigration is over, Suella Braverman said, as she warned that Rishi Sunak’s Rwanda deportation policy is doomed to fail. The former home secretary, who was sacked by the Prime Minister last month, said the Rwanda Bill, … Read more

Politics latest news: Jenrick resignation over Rwanda ‘deeply worrying’

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE A Tory member of the home affairs committee has appeared to accuse Rishi Sunak of blocking the “will of the British people” over illegal immigration. Adam Holloway, who served as a government whip under Liz Truss, told Times Radio that he would “completely … Read more

Politics latest news: Next election will be ‘really hard struggle’ for Tory Party, admits minister

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE The next election will be a “really hard struggle” for the Conservatives, the security minister has admitted as the party continues to trail Labour by almost 20 points in the polls. Tom Tugendhat insisted the Tories were still capable of winning the next … Read more

Ministers threaten to quit over Rwanda flights law

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE The Bill was announced as part of the Prime Minister’s plans to get flights to Rwanda up and running in the wake of the Supreme Court ruling that the policy was unlawful. One group within the Tory party, understood to include Cabinet ministers, … Read more

Politics latest news: Minister ‘confident’ Rwanda flights will start before election

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE The immigration minister has declared he is “confident” that Rwanda deportation flights will begin before the next general election. Robert Jenrick was speaking as James Cleverly, the Home Secretary, was expected to fly out to Rwanda to sign a revised treaty with the … Read more

Cleverly pledges to deliver biggest ever reduction in net migration

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Mr Cleverly said he had also asked the MAC to review the graduate route, under which foreign students can remain in the UK for two years without the need to work once they have completed their undergraduate or postgraduate degree courses. The MAC … Read more

Rishi Sunak to unveil major package of measures to slash net migration

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Rishi Sunak is to unveil a major package of measures on Monday to slash record levels of net migration, including a big increase in the salary threshold for foreign workers. The Prime Minister has bowed to pressure from Cabinet ministers and MPs for … Read more

Politics latest news: Rishi Sunak’s popularity hits all-time low among Tory grassroots

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Rishi Sunak’s popularity has hit an all-time low among the Conservative Party grassroots, new figures suggest. In this month’s ranking of Cabinet ministers by ConservativeHome, the Tory news and opinion website, Mr Sunak’s net approval rating has plummeted from 7.1 to minus 25.4, … Read more

Sunak set to block 9pc BBC licence fee increase

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE A BBC source told the Telegraph: “We get that there are cost of living challenges, but some of our competitors have put up costs by over 30 per cent. The BBC isn’t expect- ing anything like that, but we would argue that we … Read more

Starmer heaps praise on Thatcher as he woos Conservative voters

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE In a separate Telegraph article, Sir Bill Cash, a veteran Conservative Brexiteer, warned that voters “will not excuse failure on the illegal migration issue in yet another Bill”. On Saturday, Labour said it expected that a surge in illegal Channel crossings this weekend … Read more

Politics latest news: Sunak promises to ‘finish the job’ and get Rwanda scheme ‘up and running’

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Rishi Sunak has insisted the UK can “stand tall” at the Cop28 conference as it remains a “leader” on tackling climate change as he hit back at criticism from Lord Goldsmith.  The Prime Minister’s attendance at the summit in Dubai today comes after … Read more

Politics latest news: Lee Anderson tells EU chief to ‘shut up’ after she suggested reversing Brexit

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Lee Anderson said it looked like Home Office officials were “not bothered” about stopping illegal migration.  Sir Matthew Rycroft, the permanent secretary at the Home Office, appeared in front of the Home Affairs Select Committee yesterday.  He refused to tell MPs how much … Read more

Politics latest news: Kwarteng backs Braverman over raising migrant salary threshold

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Net migration levels are “way in excess” of what the Tories have promised at past general elections, Kwasi Kwarteng has said.  The former chancellor told GB News that there needs to be “more control” over who is coming to the UK.  He said: … Read more

The anger over the Sycamore Gap tree shows us why we must halt decline in nature

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Politics latest news: Mass migration could cost Tories next general election, says Sir Jacob Rees-Mogg

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE 28 November 2023 • 8:11am 8:10AM Mass migration could cost the Tories next election, says Rees-Mogg The question of mass migration could cost the Conservative Party victory at the next general election, Sir Jacob Rees-Mogg said.  He told GB News: “The question of … Read more

Politics latest news: A lot of work to be done to curb net migration, says Kemi Badenoch

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE 27 November 2023 • 8:04am 8:04AM Rishi Sunak dismisses claims of return to austerity after Autumn Statement Rishi Sunak has dismissed claims of a return to austerity in the wake of the Autumn Statement as he said such accusations are “simply unfounded”.  Economists … Read more

Politics latest news: Sir Jacob Rees-Mogg apologises for Tory failures on immigration

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE 24 November 2023 • 8:26am 8:26AM PM thanks Qatar and Egypt for ‘intensive diplomacy’ The Prime Minister has thanked Qatar and Egypt for their “intensive diplomacy” in helping to secure a pause in the fighting in the Israel-Hamas war. The temporary truce in … Read more

Politics latest news: Jeremy Hunt hints at further pre-election tax cuts

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Jeremy Hunt suggested tax cuts announced at the Autumn Statement were just a “start” as the Chancellor hinted at further giveaways before the next general election. Mr Hunt said he was able to “make a start” yesterday on efforts to reduce the tax … Read more

Politics latest news: Tories sink to lowest poll level since March after Braverman sacked and Rwanda ruling

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Jeremy Hunt: The time has come for tax cuts

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Announcing tax cuts next week could help strengthen Mr Sunak’s standing with Tory MPs after some criticised his sacking of Suella Braverman as home secretary and his proposal for overcoming the Supreme Court’s blocking of Rwanda deportation flights. It remains unclear how large … Read more

Politics latest news: Mark Harper ‘confident’ of Rwanda migrant plan in face of Braverman criticism

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE 17 November 2023 • 8:20am 8:20AM Transport Secretary: PM will ‘do what it takes’ to get Rwanda flights in the air The Transport Secretary said Rishi Sunak had made clear that he will “do what it takes” to get Rwanda migrant flights off … Read more

Politics latest news: James Cleverly ‘absolutely determined’ first Rwanda flight will take off by general election

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Lee Anderson said talk of a Tory leadership election was “absolute nonsense”.  The deputy chairman of the Conservative Party said that such talk was “playing right into the Labour Party’s hands” and even if there was a contest Rishi Sunak would win “hands … Read more

Rwanda ruling latest updates: Supreme Court set to decide deportation policy

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE March 14: A High Court judge rules that asylum seekers facing removal to Rwanda can appeal against Home Office decisions over alleged errors in the consideration of whether relocation poses a risk to their human rights, dealing another blow to the plan. March … Read more

Politics latest news: Braverman’s blistering letter was a ‘hand grenade’ to No 10

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Suella Braverman’s resignation letter was a “hand grenade thrown into No 10”, a senior Tory MP has said.  Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, the treasurer of the 1922 Committee of backbench Conservative MPs, said the scathing letter suggested the former home secretary was “feeling very … Read more

Therese Coffey: I nearly died from ministerial stress

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Therese Coffey said she “nearly died” from the stress of being a government minister and was hospitalised for a month. Ms Coffey, 51, who is the Conservative MP for Suffolk Coastal, resigned from her role as environment secretary on Monday as Rishi Sunak … Read more

Braverman’s resignation letter in full: ‘You never had any intention of keeping your promises’

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE She said Mr Sunak had not lived up to his promise to do “whatever it takes” to stop small boat crossings by failing to override human rights concerns about the Rwanda plan. Mrs Braverman, one of the leading figures on the Right of … Read more

Suella Braverman latest news: Bombshell resignation letter an ‘indictment’ of Rishi Sunak, say Tory MPs

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Braverman accuses Sunak of ‘betraying the nation’ in scathing resignation letter

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Suella Braverman has accused Rishi Sunak of betraying the nation. The former home secretary, who was sacked on Monday morning, claimed in her resignation letter to the Prime Minister that he had “manifestly and repeatedly failed” to help her deliver her policies. She claimed … Read more

Politics latest news: David Cameron’s return shows Tories are ‘strong and united’, says new party chairman

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE 14 November 2023 • 7:48am 7:48AM New Tory chairman vows to make party ‘fighting fit’ for election Richard Holden said he will ensure the Conservative Party is “fighting fit” for the next general election campaign.  The new Tory chairman, who also serves as … Read more

Cameron’s return sparks backlash from Tory Right

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE The appointment of Lord Cameron, seen as the architect of the Tory party’s modernisation drive that helped it back to power in 2010, combined with the sacking of Mrs Braverman, angered some on the Tory Right. Mrs Braverman ran for the Tory leadership … Read more

Suella Braverman news: Home Secretary’s future uncertain, suggests minister amid reshuffle speculation

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE 13 November 2023 • 8:14am 8:14AM Minister unable to say if Braverman will be Home Secretary in a week’s time A minister was unable to say if Suella Braverman will still be Home Secretary in a week’s time amid uncertainty over her future.  … Read more

Braverman says pro-Palestinian marches ‘can’t go on’ as tougher protest laws considered

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Suella Braverman has said weekly pro-Palestinian marches that have “polluted” the streets with hate “can’t go on”, as the Government considers toughening up protest laws. The Home Secretary claimed London’s streets had been used to “valorise terrorism” and “further action” was necessary to … Read more

Politics latest news: Suella Braverman should not be sacked, Cabinet minister says

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE 10 November 2023 • 8:31am 8:31AM Sir Jacob Rees-Mogg backs Suella Braverman Sir Jacob Rees-Mogg has backed Suella Braverman in the row over her comments about the police as he said calls for her to be sacked were “disproportionate”.  The former business secretary … Read more

Covid Inquiry latest: Priti Patel to give evidence

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Priti Patel will give today evidence to the Covid Inquiry. The former home secretary is likely to face questions about her approach to controlling the border and the policing of lockdown rules. Ms Patel lobbied for stricter border controls in the early stages … Read more

Politics latest news: Transport Secretary refuses to back Braverman over police protester comments

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Mark Harper distanced himself from his Cabinet colleague Suella Braverman this morning after she accused the police of “playing favourites” with protesters.  The Transport Secretary would not say if he agreed with the Home Secretary’s remarks after she also claimed the Metropolitan Police … Read more

Covid Inquiry latest: Ex-head of Civil Service who ‘clashed with Dominic Cummings’ to give evidence

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE The Oxford educated former civil servant was once the most powerful official in the Government when he was appointed the cabinet secretary in 2018 while Theresa May was prime minister. Along with it he was also Head of the Civil Service and National … Read more

Politics latest news: Labour will not change Gaza ceasefire stance despite shadow minister resignation

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Bridget Phillipson, the shadow education secretary, said she understood the “strength of feeling” within the Labour Party on the Gaza ceasefire issue following the resignation of Imran Hussain from the frontbench. But she said she believed a “humanitarian pause” remained the right approach. … Read more

King’s Speech live: Criminal justice reforms about ‘head as well as heart’, says Justice Secretary

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE 7 November 2023 • 8:08am 8:08AM Chalk: Criminal justice reforms about ‘head as well as heart’ Alex Chalk said criminal justice reforms due to be set out at the King’s Speech this morning are about “head as well as heart”. The Justice Secretary … Read more

Rishi Sunak says allegations Tory MP is serial rapist are ‘very serious’

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Rishi Sunak has said allegations that a Tory MP committed a series of rapes are “very serious”, but insisted that the Conservative Party’s complaints procedures are “robust”. The Prime Minister urged anyone with “information or evidence about any criminal acts” to contact the … Read more

Covid Inquiry latest: Treasury economist who advised Rishi Sunak to give evidence

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE An ex-Treasury economist, who was one of Rishi Sunak’s most senior aides when he was Chancellor during the pandemic, will give evidence to the Covid Inquiry. Clare Lombardelli, the government’s former chief economic adviser, is the first of three speakers scheduled to address … Read more

MP Bob Stewart ‘surrenders Tory whip after racist abuse conviction’

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Bob Stewart has surrendered the Conservative whip while he considers an appeal of his conviction for a racially aggravated public order offence, a government source has said. The Beckenham MP was found guilty at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Friday of racially abusing an … Read more

Tory MP Bob Stewart found guilty of racially abusing Bahraini activist

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Conservative MP Bob Stewart has been found guilty of racially abusing an activist he told “go back to Bahrain” following a trial at Westminster Magistrates’ Court. The 74-year-old MP for Beckenham was accused of a racially aggravated offence following a confrontation with Sayed … Read more

Politics latest news: Two Labour council leaders call for Starmer to resign over Israel stance

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Tom Tugendhat, the security minister, has suggested a pro-Palestine rally planned for Remembrance weekend should not go ahead.  Mr Tugendhat, a former soldier, said it can be a “very painful moment” for veterans and it is therefore “not an appropriate time” for protest.  … Read more

Politics latest news: Terminator-style ‘loss of control’ gravest risk of AI, suggests Science Secretary

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE A Terminator-style “loss of control” over artificial intelligence is the most concerning risk posed by the technology, the Science Secretary suggested this morning.  Michelle Donelan said losing control of AI was the risk she was “most concerned about because it is the one … Read more

Covid Inquiry latest: Civil servant Helen McNamara to give evidence after ‘misogyny’ row

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Helen McNamara, the civil servant at the centre of misogyny allegations levelled against Dominic Cummings, will give evidence at the Covid Inquiry today.  WhatsApp messages read out on Tuesday revealed that Ms McNamara, who was the deputy Cabinet secretary in the Cabinet Office … Read more

Politics latest news: We must ‘protect ourselves’ against AI risks, says Dowden ahead of landmark summit

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE The Covid Inquiry will “get to the bottom of exactly what happened” during the pandemic, Oliver Dowden said.  Asked about Dominic Cummings’ evidence to the inquiry yesterday, the Deputy Prime Minister told Times Radio: “I think what you saw yesterday was the inquiry … Read more

Covid Inquiry latest: Lee Cain and Dominic Cummings to give evidence

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE 31 October 2023 • 9:11am 9:11AM In pictures: Dominic Cummings leaves home ahead of inquiry appearance Dominic Cummings was photographed leaving his London home ahead of his expected appearance at the Covid Inquiry on Tuesday. Dominic Cummings leaves his home in London Mr … Read more

Politics latest news: Gaza ceasefire could risk more Hamas violence, Starmer to say amid Labour revolt

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE A permanent ceasefire in Gaza now could risk more Hamas violence in the future, Sir Keir Starmer is expected to say as he attempts to repair a damaging Labour split.  Sir Keir will deliver a speech on the Middle East this morning in … Read more

Politics latest news: Sunak shares ‘serious concern’ over worsening Gaza crisis

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Rishi Sunak has expressed “serious concern at the worsening humanitarian situation in Gaza” after fighting between Israel and Hamas intensified over the weekend. Mr Sunak spoke to Mark Rutte, the Prime Minister of the Netherlands, last night to discuss the crisis in the … Read more

Politics latest news: Rishi Sunak has achieved little in first year, three-quarters of voters say

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE 27 October 2023 • 8:47am 8:47AM China could try to ‘water down’ AI rules at UK summit, says ex-Tory leader Sir Iain Duncan Smith claimed China could attempt to “water down” conclusions and suggested new rules on artificial intelligence at a summit hosted … Read more

Politics latest news: Oliver Dowden warns elections could be at risk from AI

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Oliver Dowden said he believed artificial intelligence is an “exciting, game changing opportunity” when it comes to potentially tackling some of humanity’s biggest problems.  But the Deputy Prime Minister said the world needed to be “clear eyed about the risks associated with it”.  … Read more

Politics latest news: Illegal migrants placing ‘unbearable pressure’ on housing, says Robert Jenrick

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE High levels of illegal migration are putting “unbearable pressure” on the UK’s housing and public services and it cannot continue, Robert Jenrick said this morning.  The immigration minister also said the small boats crisis was “risking community cohesion”.  He made the comments after … Read more

Politics latest news: Treasury minister refuses to rule out tax rises at Autumn Statement

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE A Treasury minister has refused to rule out tax rises at the Autumn Statement next month.  Victoria Atkins, the financial secretary to the Treasury, was asked twice whether Jeremy Hunt could increase the tax burden on November 22 given the Chancellor has already … Read more

Politics latest news: Three-quarters of voters want general election by May next year

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE 23 October 2023 • 8:42am 8:42AM ‘I think people want us to be focused’ Mark Harper said voters want ministers to be “focused” on delivering on key issues after he was asked whether the Government could “ignore” a survey showing three quarters of … Read more

Tories suffer worst by-election defeat since Second World War as Labour seizes Tamworth

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Finishing her speech with a direct challenge to Mr Sunak, she said: “My message to the Prime Minister is get in your government car, drive to Buckingham Palace, do the decent thing and call a general election.” According to Electoral Calculus founder Martin … Read more

By-election results live: Tories fear possible double defeat in Mid Bedfordshire and Tamworth

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Counting is under way in the fiercely contested Mid Bedfordshire and Tamworth by-elections which will challenge the Tories ahead of an expected election next year.  The Tories are defending what should be safe seats, but allies of Rishi Sunak have admitted the party … Read more

Politics latest news: Labour will have ‘fairer’ approach to trans self ID, says Starmer

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE The Labour Party will take a “fairer” approach to transgender self ID if elected, Sir Keir Starmer has said. Sir Keir hardened his party’s stance on gender in July when he said the policy of self-identification without a medical certificate was not the … Read more

Politics latest news: Treasury minister refuses to commit to increase benefits in line with inflation

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE A Treasury minister has refused to give a commitment to increase benefits in line with inflation next year. The Office for National Statistics today published figures which showed inflation in the 12 months to September was 6.7 per cent. The September inflation figure … Read more

Rishi Sunak latest news: Tories must win by-election this week to ‘keep flame of hope alive’

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Rishi Sunak and the Conservative Party must win at least one of the two by-elections this week to keep their general election hopes alive, a leading polling expert has suggested.  Professor Sir John Curtice said it would be “rather useful” for the Tories … Read more

Sentencing reform will break the costly cycle of crime

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Politics latest news: Liz Truss piles pressure on Rishi Sunak to cut taxes during Texas visit

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Liz Truss piled the pressure on Rishi Sunak to cut taxes as she took her economic growth agenda to the US.  The former prime minister visited Austin, Texas, and held talks with Texas Governor Greg Abbott.  Ms Truss said they had discussed how … Read more

Politics latest news: SNP MP Lisa Cameron defects to Tories after ‘toxic and bullying’ experience

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Labour Party conference latest: Starmer vows to ‘get tough’ with Nimbys blocking new homes

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Sir Keir Starmer has vowed to “get tough” with Nimbys – including his own MPs – if they try to stand in the way of his pledge to build 1.5million new homes.  Sir Keir confirmed the pledge in his conference speech in Liverpool … Read more

Labour Party conference live: Starmer ‘not getting carried away’ with prospect of winning

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Sir Keir Starmer is not getting “carried away” with the prospect of the Labour Party winning power at the next general election, one of his allies insisted this morning, despite talk of a decade in power.  Sir Keir is expected to use his … Read more

Labour Party conference live: Labour government would borrow to invest, admits Rachel Reeves

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Rachel Reeves said a Labour government would be prepared to borrow money to invest in the UK economy as she prepares to deliver he keynote speech on the second day of the party’s annual conference in Liverpool. However, the shadow chancellor said borrowing … Read more

Rutherglen and Hamilton West by-election results live: Counting under way as Labour eye stunning victory

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Rutherglen and Hamilton West is seen as a key bellwether for Labour’s hopes of staging a major comeback in Scotland in next year’s general election, which would provide a major boost to Sir Keir Starmer’s chances of becoming Prime Minister. It is also … Read more

Labour would not reverse Rishi Sunak’s HS2 cut

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Sir Keir Starmer would not build the second phase of HS2 if he wins the next general election. On Thursday, the Labour leader said he would stick to Rishi Sunak’s plan to use the savings made by scrapping part of the high-speed rail … Read more

Politics latest news: Smoking ban ‘biggest public health intervention in a generation’, says Sunak

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE 5 October 2023 • 8:01am 8:01AM Transport Secretary shrugs off HS2 criticism from Tory ex-PMs Mark Harper defended the decision to scrap HS2 north of Birmingham as he shrugged off criticism from David Cameron and Boris Johnson. The Transport Secretary told Sky News: … Read more

Rishi Sunak’s speech in full: ‘It is time for a change. And we are it’

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE The Prime Minister also pledged to use the £36 billion of savings to fund hundreds of other transport schemes. “I say to those who backed the project in the first place, the facts have changed. And the right thing to do when the … Read more

‘Finally Sunak has got one thing right – HS2 should never have made it past the drafting stage’

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE ‘I thought the only decent bit of the HS2 concept was all the linkage of cities above Birmingham’  Steve Davies: “It was rather twee to ask his wife to introduce him, in fact it was pitiful. He comes on and says he has … Read more

Tory conference live: Majority believe Sunak doing a bad job on five priorities ahead of PM’s speech

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE A majority of the British public believe Rishi Sunak is doing a bad job delivering on his five key priorities in a set back for the Prime Minister ahead of his keynote speech at Tory conference today.  Mr Sunak pledged in January to … Read more

Sunak: I’ll change the status quo in politics

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE The speech is the result of months of strategising from Mr Sunak and his team about how to overturn Labour’s vast polling lead and give the Tories a fighting chance of re-election. After a year focused on calming markets and dousing the fires … Read more

James Cleverly announces Falkland Islands visit amid row with Argentina

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE James Cleverly has said he will visit the Falkland Islands to assert the UK’s control of them after a “run-in” with the Argentinian government. The Foreign Secretary told an audience at a Conservative Party Conference drinks reception in Manchester on Sunday night that … Read more

Tory party conference live: Rishi Sunak vows to take ‘right’ not ‘easy’ decisions

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Rishi Sunak has vowed to make the “right” decisions and not the “easy” ones as he received a polling boost on the first morning of Conservative Party conference in Manchester. The Prime Minister tweeted: “After nearly a year as Prime Minister, I’ve learnt … Read more

Politics latest news: Minister refuses to rule out further tax rises despite surging burden

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE A Treasury minister refused to rule out further tax rises before the next general election despite a report concluding the tax burden is on course to rise by more in the current parliament than during any other since the Second World War.  Andrew … Read more

Rishi Sunak to block new 20mph zones

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE He also suggested that he wanted to focus on fixing potholes, saying that they were “probably priority number one that people raise with me”. He told Radio York: “When I speak to people when I’m at home or anywhere else around, what everyone … Read more

Politics latest news: Labour ‘forced to U-turn’ on private school plans as they ‘just don’t work’

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE 28 September 2023 • 7:52am 7:52AM Starmer denies ‘attack’ on private schools Sir Keir Starmer has insisted he is not launching an “attack” on private schools with his plans to impose VAT on fees if Labour wins the next general election. “We have … Read more

Politics latest news: Jeremy Hunt ‘considering’ future of HS2

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Jeremy Hunt is “considering” the future of HS2, Culture Secretary Lucy Frazer said this morning.  Ms Frazer said chancellors “always” consider the cost of major infrastructure projects “to the public purse”.  She was asked if Lord Hague, the former Tory leader, was right … Read more

Politics latest news: UN Refugee Convention is ‘out of date’, minister says

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE The United Nations Refugee Convention is out of date, a Home Office minister said this morning ahead of a major speech on the subject by Suella Braverman.  Chris Philp, the policing minister, said the existing convention should be “looked at on an international … Read more

Suella Braverman: Absurd UN asylum rules have created 780m ‘refugees’

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE She will say that Article 31 of the Refugee Convention was intended to apply only to migrants who came “directly” to a country.  The UK and US had interpreted this to mean that people should claim asylum in the first safe country they … Read more

Monday evening news briefing: Shona Robison ‘disrespects’ Princess Royal

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Good evening. New data reveals that the Conservatives have slashed Labour’s lead in the polls – and the SNP’s deputy first minister is accused of showing the Princess Royal a “disgraceful lack of respect”. Tories slash Labour poll lead After Rishi Sunak watered … Read more

Politics latest news: Scrapping HS2 would be ‘act of huge economic self-harm’, Heseltine and Osborne warn

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE There must be a “really detailed inquiry” into the ballooning cost of HS2 to find out how the initial estimated cost of the project proved to be so wide of the mark, Lord Heseltine said.  The high speed railway line was given a … Read more

Rapists will serve full prison sentences under new crime reforms

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is reportedly set to announce proposals which would force convicted rapists to serve their full sentence as part of a ‘gear change’ on crime. The Daily Mail reports that Justice Secretary Alex Chalk was asked to draw up the … Read more

Politics latest news: ‘Better deal’ with EU will ease cost-of-living crisis, suggests Rachel Reeves

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE A “better deal” with the EU would help to ease the cost of living crisis, Rachel Reeves has suggested after Labour insisted it will not diverge from Brussels rules if it wins power. Sir Keir Starmer, the opposition leader, told a Left-wing audience … Read more

Politics news latest: Thatcher would have backed me over net zero, says Sunak

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Rishi Sunak has said Margaret Thatcher would have backed his position on net zero after he delayed a number of key green policies. The Prime Minister on Wednesday postponed a ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2030 to … Read more

Sunak spares public net zero pain

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE The Prime Minister warned of a backlash brewing against the old plan, challenging his critics to justify why families should pay as much as £15,000 “to do things that are not necessary to get us to net zero”. “The risk here, for those … Read more

Net zero latest news: Sunak summons Cabinet to emergency meeting

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Rishi Sunak risks making the “greatest mistake of his premiership so far” if he proceeds with a watering down of the Government’s net zero pledges, a senior Tory MP has warned.  Chris Skidmore, a former energy minister who conducted an independent review of … Read more

Petrol car ban may be delayed as Sunak waters down net zero pledges

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Alterations to policies concerning cars, boilers and landlords are among seven changes being considered by Mr Sunak. He is expected to say that there will be no policies to change people’s diets or to encourage carpooling, and no new taxes to discourage flying. … Read more

Politics latest news: Starmer to meet Macron amid doubts over Labour’s Brexit plan

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Sir Keir Starmer is set to meet Emmanuel Macron in Paris for talks this morning after his hopes of achieving a “closer trading relationship” with the EU were dealt a blow.  The Labour leader is concluding his world tour, which has included a … Read more

How the 1922 Committee saved the Tories from oblivion

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE The 1922 Committee may not excite most people, but this account of its first century – for, as Philip Norton writes, it was actually founded in 1923 – exhibits impeccable scholarship and a degree of charm. Norton has not only, as a Conservative … Read more

Politics latest news: Starmer pledges ‘closer’ EU ties if Labour win power

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE 18 September 2023 • 8:08am 8:08AM Labour leader has ‘utter determination’ to make Brexit work Sir Keir Starmer said he has an “utter determination” to make Brexit work as he restated a Labour government would not seek to take the UK back into … Read more

American XL bully ban will not be a cull, says vet chief

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Mr. Sunak used a video on social media to promise that the Government would “ban the breed under the Dangerous Dogs Act, and new laws will be in place by the end of the year. “These dogs are dangerous, I want to reassure … Read more

Murdoch team told Sunak not to quit over partygate

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Rishi Sunak drafted a resignation statement on the day he was fined by police for breaching lockdown rules, but was persuaded to stay on after an intervention by executives working for Rupert Murdoch. On April 12 last year, Mr Sunak, then the chancellor, … Read more

Politics latest news: Starmer small boats plan already collapsing, minister claims

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Sir Keir Starmer’s plan to tackle the migrant Channel crossings crisis is already collapsing, the policing minister has claimed.  Chris Philp said Labour’s small boats blueprint had “no credibility” and argued voters do not want what he described as Sir Keir’s “open border … Read more

The Tory centrists are back – and they may be right

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Four years have now passed, and I still struggle to get my head around the fact that David Gauke is no longer in the Conservative Party. The man is sceptical of utopian schemes, uncomfortable with current spending levels, distrustful of radical change and … Read more

Small boats crisis: Starmer unsure how many EU migrants UK would take under Labour plan

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Sir Keir Starmer was unable to say how many asylum seekers the UK could take from the rest of Europe under his plan to tackle the migrant Channel crossings crisis.  The Labour leader is today unveiling his small boats blueprint and one of … Read more

Politics latest news: Temporarily cut triple lock to fund tax cuts, George Osborne suggests

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE George Osborne suggested the Government could temporarily water down the triple lock to fund tax cuts or more spending on public services amid a growing debate about the future of the state pension guarantee.  The triple lock is a key Tory pledge that … Read more

Tony Blair tells Labour to avoid ‘taxing and spending’ way out of economic crisis

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Sir Tony Blair has urged Labour to hold to the centre ground and avoid “taxing and spending” its way out of economic turmoil. The former prime minister also credited Sir Keir Starmer with bringing his party back from “the brink of extinction”. But … Read more

Politics latest news: China ‘almost an enemy’ but this is no cold war, says ex-MI6 chief

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE China are “almost enemies” of the United Kingdom but the two nations are not in a cold war and it is still possible to trade with each other, a former boss of MI6 said.  Sir Richard Dearlove said it was possible to be … Read more

Politics latest news: China not a ‘foe’, says minister despite spy claims

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Kemi Badenoch said the UK should not describe China as a “foe” despite the arrest of a parliamentary researcher on suspicion of spying for Beijing.  The Business and Trade Secretary was asked during an interview on Sky News this morning if China should … Read more

British parliamentary researcher arrested on suspicion of spying for China

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE A British parliamentary researcher has been arrested on suspicion of spying for China in a major security breach at Westminster.  The man, who is aged in his late twenties, is believed to be connected to a number of senior Tory MPs, including a … Read more

Politics latest news: Rishi Sunak hails ‘special’ visit to India ahead of G20 summit

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Rishi Sunak has described his first trip to India as Prime Minister as a “special” moment, as he pointed to descriptions of him as “India’s son-in-law”.  Speaking on a flight to Delhi ahead of the G20 summit, the Prime Minister said the country … Read more

Politics latest news: Rejoining EU’s Horizon programme ‘right deal’ for UK, says Sunak

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE The UK is rejoining the European Union’s scientific research programme Horizon as Rishi Sunak said he had struck the “right deal for British taxpayers”.  Downing Street announced the move early this morning, with the Prime Minister having agreed a discounted membership fee as … Read more

Politics latest news: Grant Shapps says he’ll ‘fight’ for higher defence budget

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Grant Shapps said he will “fight” for a higher budget for the Ministry of Defence but he will lobby Rishi Sunak for the extra cash “in my own way”.  The Defence Secretary was asked this morning if he will be as vociferous as … Read more

Sickness benefits crackdown shelved until after election

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE A further group of around 450,000 people whose conditions are deemed less debilitating receive a lower rate of benefits as well as coaching to guide them back to employment. Mr Stride appeared to concede that the figure could keep rising until the changes … Read more

Politics latest news: Concrete crisis will be resolved ‘far sooner than Christmas’

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE The crumbling concrete crisis will be resolved “far sooner than Christmas”, the schools minister said this morning.  Nick Gibb said he expected affected schools to be made safe or for alternative accommodation to be found quickly, with lessons only likely to be disrupted … Read more