Politics

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Coming crisis could soon undo any Tory truce on Trussonomics
Analysis: there are deep divisions among the party’s MPs about the leadership frontrunner’s spending promises

Jessica Elgot

08, Aug, 2022 @7:11 PM

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Liz Truss plans could cost £50bn a year, and will ‘fail to help poorest cope’
Tory frontrunner says tax cuts and spending could cost £30bn, but analysis shows a much higher price

Rowena Mason Deputy political editor

08, Aug, 2022 @7:11 PM

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Plan to axe 91,000 civil servants ‘only possible with cuts to services’
Review casts doubt on Boris Johnson’s claim that frontline services would not be harmed

Ben Quinn

08, Aug, 2022 @6:48 PM

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Ed Davey calls for halt to energy price cap increase to avoid ‘catastrophe’
Exclusive: Lib Dem leader says new PM should let government pay £36bn cost in new ‘energy furlough scheme’

Jessica Elgot Chief political correspondent

08, Aug, 2022 @6:30 PM

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Tory peer Michelle Mone settles libel claim ‘for more than £50k’
Lawyers confirm both parties have settled differences on a no fault or damages basis in relation to alleged racist claim

David Conn

08, Aug, 2022 @5:03 PM

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No 10’s refusal of emergency budget shows Tories have lost control of economy, says Labour – as it happened
Opposition criticises decision not to make big fiscal interventions in final weeks of Boris Johnson’s premiership

Andrew Sparrow

08, Aug, 2022 @4:30 PM

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Johnson accused of allowing ‘summer of drift’ amid cost of living crisis
Business leaders urge PM to act as No 10 says there are no plans to address crisis until next Tory leader is voted in

Rowena Mason Deputy political editor

08, Aug, 2022 @12:22 PM

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Sunak says Truss’s cost of living plan is ‘big bung’ to wealthy and large firms
Favouring tax cuts above support payments will leave those most in need out in cold, says ex-chancellor

Tobi Thomas

08, Aug, 2022 @9:31 AM

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Truss and Sunak’ ideas on education are ‘sugar-rush’ policymaking, says expert
Tory leadership candidates want to bring back grammar schools among other campaign promises but critics are wary

Sally Weale Education correspondent

08, Aug, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Labour attacks ‘zombie government’ as Boris Johnson returns from holiday
PM criticised for nearly week-long break in Slovenia after 15 Whitehall consultations left unanswered

Aubrey Allegretti Political correspondent

07, Aug, 2022 @9:30 PM

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Sunak backer says ‘we have to get real’ in attack on Truss tax plans
Foreign secretary’s supporters say comments she made appearing to reject emergency financial help were ‘misinterpreted’

Aubrey Allegretti Political correspondent

07, Aug, 2022 @2:34 PM

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Tories call for Boris Johnson to quit as MP to avoid Partygate inquiry
PM’s allies brand investigation a ‘witch-hunt’ as others call for him to stand down to avoid further damage

Aubrey Allegretti Political correspondent

07, Aug, 2022 @1:52 PM

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