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Summer Of Discontent On The Cards As Government Rules Out Big-Money Public Sector Pay Rises

An RMT picket line outside Birmingham New Street stationBoris Johnson has warned commuters to brace themselves for more strikes as the government ruled out meeting public sector workers’ demands for pay rises matching the soaring rate of inflation.The prime minister said people must be prepared to “stay the course” as the RMT rail union staged the first of three walkouts planned this week in a dispute over pay, jobs and […]

today21 June 2022

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Gordon Brown Calls For Fourth Budget To Tackle Cost Of Living Crisis

Gordon Brown said he was "shocked" at the number of families that will be pushed into poverty this winter.Gordon Brown has urged the government to bring in a fourth budget after he revealed his “shock” at the number of families being pushed into poverty.The former prime minister also said Boris Johnson needed to convene a meeting of world leaders to tackle the cause of the cost of living crisis, such […]

today19 June 2022


Tories Accused Of Squandering ‘Astronomical’ Amounts Of Taxpayer Money

The numbers come as people struggle with the mounting cost of living crisis in the UK.The Tory government has been accused of “astronomical” waste as it emerged that £15bn worth of taxpayers’ money has been lost on faulty PPE and servicing government debt.The Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) is under fire after it was revealed that £4bn worth of unusable personal protective equipment (PPE) left over from the […]

today10 June 2022 1

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Conservative Leadership Candidates: Who Could Replace Boris Johnson As PM?

Boris Johnson is in trouble. Tory MPs unhappy with the fallout from the partygate scandal could soon muster the numbers needed to hold a no confidence vote and oust the prime minister from power.If Johnson is removed, the Conservative Party, and the country, will need a new leader. Here are some of the potential candidates. Liz TrussThe foreign secretary is probably the current frontrunner. Dominic Cummings thinks she would be “even […]

today2 June 2022 1

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Rishi Sunak Urges Wealthy To Donate Their Energy Bill Discount To Charity

Rishi SunakRishi Sunak today urged rich people who receive the government’s £400 energy bill discount to give it to charity.The chancellor announced yesterday every household in Britain will be given a £400 rebate off their gas and electricity bill this winter to ease the cost of living crisis. However, it means even the wealthiest in society will receive discounts when they do not necessarily need one. Those who own second homes […]

today27 May 2022

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How Rishi Sunak’s New Cost Of Living Support Might Actually Affect You

This is how the chancellor's new measures might impact your financesChancellor Rishi Sunak has just announced a raft of new measures to tackle the cost of living crisis.With inflation already at a 40-year high of 9% (and 10.9% for households with the lowest incomes in the UK) and skyrocketing energy bills, there’s no question that the general population has been facing a serious squeeze on their budgets.The government initially resisted calls […]

today26 May 2022 1


Eight Million Low Income Households To Receive One-Off £650 Payment

Rishi SunakMore than eight million low income households are set to receive lump-sum payments worth up to £650 to help with the cost of living crisis.Rishi Sunak announced an emergency £15billion worth of support to help the poorest households and provide energy discounts for all.He also performed a screeching U-turn by introducing a temporary windfall tax on oil and gas giants.The chancellor said the levy would raise around £5 billion over […]

today26 May 2022 10

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All The Times Tory Ministers Said A Windfall Tax Was A Bad Idea

The Tory cabinet is about to make another U-turn announcement todayThe chancellor is expected to reveal a windfall tax on Thursday in a bid to ease the cost of living crisis, even though the Tories have been shouting down the proposal for weeks.The one-off levy is likely to fund a new support package and help households facing a huge squeeze on the finances due to inflation, increasing energy bills and […]

today26 May 2022

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Analysis: How Calls For A Windfall Tax Have Exposed Deep Splits In The Tory Party

Voters are seeing their energy bills soarFew issues in recent years have done more to expose the Conservatives’ ideological confusion than how best to respond to the cost of living crisis.At the 2019 general election, Boris Johnson secured an 80-seat majority by managing to unite traditional Labour voters in the north with old-school Tories in the south, thanks largely to his pledge to “get Brexit done”.As a result, the prime […]

today23 May 2022