The Independent - July 22, 2022
The Independent - July 22, 2022
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July 22, 2022
Truss tax cut plans would be inflationary, say economists
The £30bn tax-slashing plans of Liz Truss have been savaged by economists, who are warning they will fuel inflation and risk a return to austerity while breaking Treasury rules.
Ethics adviser role to return if Sunak wins race for No 10
Rishi Sunak has insisted that reappointing an independent ethics adviser will be "one of the first things" he does in government if he wins the race to succeed Boris Johnson in No 10.
Sunak trails Truss by 24 points, Tory poll reveals
Liz Truss has widened her lead over Rishi Sunak in the race to succeed Boris Johnson in No 10, according to a new poll of Tory members.
Trussonomics, like cakeism, is a morally bankrupt policy
Liz Truss’s idea would crash economy, writes Sean O’Grady
Something borrowed and blue... the new Tory cabinet will look like the old one
Bad news for those hoping that the new prime minister will provide a fresh start.
Labour: Sack Tory Treasury minister over tax haven jobs
Labour is urging the next Tory leader to commit to sacking a Treasury minister who is paid multiple salaries from companies with links to a notorious tax haven. Richard Fuller, who was appointed in the dying days of Boris Johnson's premiership, is paid £80,000 a year by the finance firms, which the opposition describes as a “shocking conflict of interest”.
PM could face by-election over Partygate, says speaker
Boris Johnson might face a recall petition that could trigger a byelection if he is suspended by MPs investigating whether he lied over Partygate, the Commons speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle has confirmed.
Brexit divorce bill has risen by £10bn, ministers admit
The Brexit divorce bill negotiated by Boris Johnson has increased by nearly £10bn compared to the official estimate when the UK left the EU, ministers have admitted.
Conservationists hail new legal protections for beavers
Conservationists concerned that the government had unexpectedly shelved plans to protect beavers are breathing a sigh of relief after the legislation was introduced at the last minute before parliament's summer recess.
Fuel protests set to block roads nationwide today
Fuel protests set to erupt across the country today are threatening to wreak havoc on Britain's major roads.
MPs call for passport extensions to beat backlog
Travellers whose journeys are jeopardised because their passports are about to expire could soon win a reprieve.
Draghi resigns as Italy’s PM after government collapses
Italy's prime minister Mario Draghi resigned yesterday, setting the country on course for a general election.
Biden has ‘mild symptoms’ after a positive Covid test
President Joe Biden has tested positive for Covid-19, the White House said yesterday. In a statement, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said Mr Biden, who is screened for Covid-19 on a regular basis, tested positive yesterday morning.
Sri Lanka's new president sworn in facing tough task
Sri Lanka's new president Ranil Wickremesinghe will have his work cut out for him to handle the country's collapsed economy after he was chosen to carry out his self-exiled predecessor Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s full term.
EU bank imposes biggest interest rate rise in 20 years
The European Central Bank increased interest rates for the first time in 11 years yesterday in an attempt to cool inflation in the eurozone.
Stanway's perfect timing keeps Euros dream intact
It was the type of goal that Georgia Stanway, growing up in the footballing outpost of Barrow-in-Furness, playing in the back garden with her brothers, would always have imagined herself scoring.
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