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Liz Truss’s plans to help lowest earners pay energy bills ‘insulting’, says Labour
Analysis of tax proposals shows a full-time employee on national minimum wage would gain £1 a week

Rowena Mason

12, Aug, 2022 @9:30 PM

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Truss and Sunak woo Tory members with lukewarm stance on climate
Analysis: Neither Tory leadership hopeful seems to want to appear tough on tackling the climate emergency

Rowena Mason Deputy political editor

12, Aug, 2022 @6:05 PM

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Keir Starmer defends Labour’s response to cost of living crisis – as it happened
Labour leader hits back at criticism saying his party has been ‘leading’ on the issue

Miranda Bryant (now), Kirsty McEwen (earlier)

12, Aug, 2022 @5:05 PM

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Liz Truss accused of offensive remarks about Jewish people and civil service
Tory said ‘woke’ civil service beset by ‘creeping antisemitism’ and praised business and family unit as Jewish values

Rowena Mason Deputy political editor

12, Aug, 2022 @4:29 PM

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Boris Johnson says UK energy-bill support package is not enough
PM fuels Tory leadership dispute by saying UK will need to find more cash to help with surging bills

Rowena Mason Deputy political editor

12, Aug, 2022 @2:31 PM

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Tories face questions over £500,000 of donations linked to bribery-accused banker
Labour asks whether Conservatives will give back funds, and calls for Tory co-chair’s sacking

Rowena Mason Deputy political editor

11, Aug, 2022 @1:12 PM

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UK ministers row back from extending windfall tax on energy firms
Liz Truss and Kwasi Kwarteng make clear they do not support idea briefed by Treasury sources on Tuesday

Rowena Mason and Peter Walker

10, Aug, 2022 @5:03 PM

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Johnson ‘absolutely certain’ next PM will offer more help on paying bills
PM makes unexpected intervention as Rishi Sunak criticises Liz Truss for refusal to commit to more ‘handouts’

Rowena Mason and Alex Lawson

09, Aug, 2022 @7:39 PM

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UK’s energy crisis response could include winter power cuts
Cold weather and gas shortages could force rationing of electricity to some firms or even households

Alex Lawson and Rowena Mason

09, Aug, 2022 @6:58 PM

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Liz Truss doubles down on refusal to offer support over rising energy bills
Foreign secretary previously said she did not want to give ‘handouts’ to people struggling with cost of living

Peter Walker and Rowena Mason

09, Aug, 2022 @3:01 PM

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Senior Tory likens criticism of Partygate inquiry to ‘terrorist campaign’
Bernard Jenkin insists investigation will continue despite complaints from prime minister’s allies

Rowena Mason Deputy political editor

09, Aug, 2022 @2:26 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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