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It’s not (yet) too late for Hunt to save our grandchildren from destitution

Stop talking the country down, the Chancellor said last week. Jeremy Hunt wants us to acknowledge that economic growth will soon be fired up once more, even if we need to get through a few months of fiscal tightening (ie tax rises) before reaching the promised land. I admire his optimism, although it looks a …

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Violent trans criminals are women, Nicola Sturgeon says

Nicola Sturgeon and her justice secretary have insisted on the violent transgender criminals at the center of the Scottish prisons scandal are women – despite banning them from female jails. The First Minister said “trans women are women” but they had “no automatic right” to serve their sentences in female prisons. Although she wants to …

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Nicola Sturgeon about-turns over transgender prisoners

He said the SPS review was “nearing completion” and a separate “urgent lessons review” would be carried out in relation to the Bryson case, “with any learning to be applied immediately.” Mr Brown emphasized that SPS policies “have in no way been changed or impacted” by Ms Sturgeon’s Gender Recognition Reform Bill, which would allow …

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Nadhim Zahawi to stay on as an MP and attacks press after sacking by Rishi Sunak

Nadhim Zahawi will stay on as an MP after his sacking by Rishi Sunak, The Telegraph has learned. The Prime Minister dismissed Mr Zahawi from his role as Conservative Party chairman after Sir Laurie Magnus, his ethics adviser, found he committed a “serious breach of the Ministerial Code” over his taxes. Mr Zahawi came under …

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Cleaners could respond to 999 calls if firefighters go on strike

Cleaners and HR staff could be deployed to respond to 999 calls during a firefighters’ strike, The Telegraph has learned. With the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) set to close its ballot on Monday, union leaders are understood to be confident they will reach the threshold required for industrial action. This means that firefighters would be …

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Sir Keir Starmer says there is ‘no case’ for joining EU single market in rebuke to Sadiq Khan

Sir Keir Starmer said there is no “political case” for the UK to join the European Union’s single market in a rebuke to Sadiq Khan. Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, the Labor leader said the UK’s divorce agreement with Brussels is “not a good deal” and he wants the nation to …

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Europe can learn from Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act, Spain’s PM says

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez. Anadolu Agency | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images DAVOS, Switzerland — Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez told CNBC Monday that the European Union has something to learn from Washington and its new policies to fight inflation, saying he hopes that a trade war between the two sides can be avoided. …

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