Politics

His news conference with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy was, again, one where Rishi Sunak looked like he felt hard done by at the end. Not for the first time he looked slightly aggrieved at a line of questioning that failed to recognise what he thought he was getting right. Today, President Zelenskyy flew 1,500 miles to deliver
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Reshuffle day, and as we watched familiar names slot into slightly less familiar job titles with, let’s be honest, limited short-term real-world consequences, we did learn one big and important thing: That Rishi Sunak has yet more personal priorities. Just to recap for those not quite across the full list: The prime minister regularly tells
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Business Secretary Grant Shapps has hit out at Ofgem for listening to energy company bosses over customers, following the forceful installation of prepayment meters. Mr Shapps accused the energy regulator of having “the wool pulled over their eyes” and told it to toughen up on suppliers after “vulnerable” customers struggling with their energy bills had
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Labour is demanding the government publishes its promised progress report on “levelling up”, saying there is “no excuse for dodging scrutiny by both parliament and the public”. Shadow levelling up secretary Lisa Nandy has written to her government counterpart, Michael Gove, pointing to the pledge he made when launching the levelling up white paper one
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Thousands of ambulance workers in England will strike on 10 February, Unison has announced. The union said workers across five services will walk out as the long-running dispute over pay and staffing continues. Ambulance workers in London, Yorkshire, the South West, North East and North West will be involved in the industrial action. Strikes will
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Downing Street has insisted that the UK’s economy is strong despite the International Monetary Fund’s warning that Britain’s economy will go into reverse this year and will fare worse than all other advanced nations. In its latest World Economic Outlook update, the IMF downgraded its UK gross domestic product (GDP) forecast once again, predicting a
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