Boris Johnson and Liz Truss in planning rebellion challenge to Rishi Sunak

The latest rebellion looks set to be even more serious – not only because it has attracted the support of two former prime ministers, but because it is considered more likely that Labour would back measures to promote onshore wind. By Thursday night, a total of 18 Conservative MPs had signed the amendment. It demands … Read more

Liz Truss ‘painted over’ Boris Johnson’s £840-a-roll No 10 gold wallpaper, says Jeremy Hunt

Jeremy Hunt quipped that Liz Truss “painted over” Boris Johnson’s disputed Downing Street wallpaper as he used an acceptance speech to joke about both former prime ministers. The Chancellor said he and his family “wanted to see the wallpaper” at Number 11 before moving into their new flat this weekend. Mr Johnson and his wife … Read more

Nigel Farage says ‘Tories deserve to be wiped out’ as migration hits record high – live updates

Nigel Farage said the Conservative Party deserves to be “wiped out” after net migration to the UK hit a new record high of 504,000.  The number for the 12 months to June this year was revealed by the Office for National Statistics this morning and it is 170,000 more than the previous post-war record of … Read more

UK inflation rises to 41-year high at 11.1%

Britain’s inflation rate rose to a 41-year high in October, fueling demands for the government to do more to ease the nation’s cost-of-living crisis when it releases new tax and spending plans on Thursday LONDON — Britain’s inflation rate rose to a 41-year high in October, fueling demands for the government to do more to … Read more

Kwasi Kwarteng ‘told Liz Truss to slow down’ her economic agenda after mini-budget

Mr Kwarteng told TalkTV: “After the mini-budget we were going at breakneck speed and I said, you know, we should slow down, slow down. “She said, ‘Well, I’ve only got two years’ and I said, ‘You will have two months if you carry on like this’. And that is, I’m afraid, what happened.” He added: … Read more

10/19: CBS News Prime Time

10/19: CBS News Prime Time – CBS News Watch CBS News John Dickerson reports on Russian President Vladimir Putin’s declaration of martial law in parts of occupied Ukraine, the economic upheaval facing U.K. Prime Minister Liz Truss, and a new migrant tent shelter opening in New York City. Be the first to know Get browser … Read more

Migrant system is ‘struggling to cope’, says minister – live updates

The UK’s immigration system is currently “struggling to cope” because of an “unprecedented surge” in the number of people coming to the country illegally on small boats, a minister has said. Graham Stuart, the climate minister, said the Channel migrant crossings crisis is “unacceptable to the British people” and the Government must “do more” to stop … Read more

Who’s laughing now: Liz Truss bonfire night effigy with lettuce on shoulder unveiled

The box itself has a big upside-down U with the words “This Way Up” the wrong way up and the words “Oh Dear Oh Dear Oh Dear Packaging Ltd” referencing the words of King Charles to Ms Truss as she arrived to meet him at Buckingham Palace. The Edenbridge guy has become a highlight of … Read more

UK govt under fire for ‘wretched’ migrant center conditions

LONDON — British politicians from both opposition and governing parties on Monday demanded the Conservative government improve conditions at an overcrowded facility for migrants, described by an independent inspector as “wretched.” Hundreds of people who crossed the English Channel in small boats have been moved to Manston, a former airfield in southeast England, after another … Read more

British Lawmakers Demand Probe Of Report Russian Spies Hacked Liz Truss’ Phone

British lawmakers are demanding a full investigation into a media report that the personal phone of former Prime Minister Liz Truss was hacked by suspected Russian agents when she was foreign secretary. Hackers reportedly gained access to sensitive information, including discussions with foreign officials about the war in Ukraine. Opposition members in Parliament demanded an … Read more