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Boris Johnson news newest: PM to cut around 90,000 civil service jobs to ease cost of living crisis

Boris Johnson guarantees ‘compassion’ to get folks by way of cost of living crisis

The authorities may cut as many as 90,000 civil service jobs in a cost-saving train touted by Boris Johnson, as ministers come underneath growing strain to assist ease the cost of living crisis with doable tax cuts.

The prime minister is reported to have advised his cupboard on Thursday that the civil service workforce needs to be cut by a fifth, which might save greater than £3bn.

The plan was mentioned with cupboard colleagues on Thursday at an away-day in Stoke-on-Trent.

Sources accustomed to the conversations mentioned he advised ministers to return the civil service to its 2016 ranges within the coming years.

Staffing ranges have elevated since then because the impression of Brexit throughout authorities and public life elevated the necessity for civil servants.

Meanwhile, the European Union’s main negotiator within the row over the Northern Ireland protocol has urged the British authorities to cease threatening unilateral motion and begin negotiating for a brand new post-Brexit association.

EU officers have additionally questioned the timing of the UK’s risk to abandon components of the protocol, warning that it dangers the unity of the worldwide alliance towards Vladimir Putin over Ukraine.

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Johnson not included in new spherical of Partygate fines

Boris Johnson has not been included within the listing of 50 new Partygate penalties introduced on Thursday over lockdown breaches at No 10, Downing Street has mentioned.

Scotland Yard introduced at this time that the quantity of fines handed out to authorities employees for law-breaking events held through the Covid pandemic had handed 100.

Mr Johnson has already been fined for attending an occasion at No 10 for his birthday. He apologised to MPs however refused to resign, saying he “believed implicitly that this was a work event”.

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Northern Ireland protocol row threatens united stance towards Putin, says EU

Members of the European Union have questioned the timing of the UK’s risk over abandoning components of the Northern Ireland Protocol, warning that it dangers the unity of the worldwide alliance towards Vladimir Putin.

Two unnamed EU insiders advised The Guardian that officers in Brussels have been “flabbergasted” on the timing of threats from the UK and referred to as it “irresponsible”.

One diplomat described Liz Truss’s risk of unilateral motion as “very risky, even irresponsible”, the newspaper reported.

“I don’t see how [unilateral action] would solve anything in the short term and it would only worsen the standing of the west as a whole vis-a-vis Putin in these fragile times.”

Another supply mentioned: “The EU, all the member states, stand entirely united and a bit flabbergasted that the UK would want to be doing this now.”

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‘We within the EU by no means work with threats,’ chief Brexit negotiator warns

The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator has warned that Brussels won’t give in to threats or blackmail, because the livid row over the Northern Irish border escalates a step nearer to sparking a commerce struggle.

Insisting that the 27-nation bloc was united in rejecting British calls for to rewrite the controversial Northern Ireland protocol, he despatched a stark message to London: “We in the EU never work with threats, we never work with blackmail, we try to work with constructive engagement and that is what I am pleading for.”

Our political editor Andrew Woodcock has extra particulars right here:

Stuti Mishra13 May 2022 05:50

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Can’t rule out management contest earlier than 2024 election, says Hunt

Former Conservative international secretary Jeremy Hunt has refused to rule out a contest for the highest job earlier than the 2024 elections, as he warns the Tories have “a big mountain to climb” to win one other time period.

While he says it was not the “right time” for a management change due to the struggle in Ukraine, he provides: “I would be very open with you that I don’t rule out a return in the future.”

Stuti Mishra13 May 2022 05:28

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Johnson to cut 90,000 civil service jobs to assist fund tax cuts

More than 90,000 civil servants are doubtless to lose their jobs as half of a cost-saving train touted by Boris Johnson, amid rising strain to assist ease the cost of living crisis.

The prime minister was understood to have advised his cupboard on Thursday to cut the employees by a fifth, aiming to free greater than £3bn.

Tom Batchelor has extra particulars right here:

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