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Boris Johnson news newest: Response to price rises pathetic, Starmer says as families ‘to be £2,620 worse off’

Keir Starmer says ‘cynical’ Tories are placing ‘re-election’ over serving to British individuals pay payments

Households are set to be £2,620 worse off due to the price of dwelling squeeze dealing with the nation, Labour will say on Thursday.

Sir Keir Starmer will name on voters to “send the Tories a message they cannot ignore” as he pledges to minimize vitality payments by up to £600 – within the launch of Labour’s native election marketing campaign.

Mr Starmer labelled the federal government’s response to the price of dwelling disaster “pathetic,” as he insists that Britain “deserves better.”

“You know the fact – costs are going by means of the roof, and wages are going by means of the ground.”

He will claim the Conservatives have overseen “the biggest drop in living standards since the 50s” and the highest taxes in 70 years.

“Working families feel more insecure than ever,” Mr Starmer will say in Bury on Thursday. “While prices are rising in the supermarkets, at the petrol pumps and in our electricity bills, the government has chosen to put up national insurance at exactly the wrong time,” he adds.

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List of written ministerial statements for Thursday

– Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Business Update.

– Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy Update.

– Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Performance Targets for the Intellectual Property Office (an working title of the Patent Office) for 2022/23.

– Minister for the Cabinet Office: 2022/23 Pay Remit Guidance.

– Chancellor of the Exchequer: Oil and Gas Decommissioning Relief Deeds.

– Chancellor of the Exchequer: Tax exemptions for sponsorship funds below Homes for Ukraine scheme.

– Secretary of State for Education: Education Update.

– Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Budget of the Office for Environmental Protection.

– Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs: British Council Annual Report and Accounts 2020-2021.

– Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs: Contingent Liability Notification: Ukraine Guarantee.

– Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs: Hong Kong Six-monthly Report.

– Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs: Membership of the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement Domestic Advisory Group.

– Secretary of State for Health and Social Care: Covid-19 Update.

– Secretary of State for Health and Social Care: DHSC Update.

– Secretary of State for the Home Department: Independent Office for Police Conduct – Annual Report and Accounts 2020-2021.

– Secretary of State for the Home Department: Responding to the Grand Chamber ECtHR judgment in Big Brother Watch & others v UK.

– Secretary of State for the Home Department: Windrush Lessons Learned Review Progress Update.

– Secretary of State for the Home Department: Work of the Home Office.

– Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Supporting Families Annual Report.

– Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: The Intergovernmental Relations Annual Transparency Report.

– Secretary of State for Work and Pensions: Annual Households Below Average Income and Separated Families Statistics 2020/21.

– Secretary of State for Work and Pensions: Extension to the Household Support Fund.

Here are the written ministerial statements due to be made within the Commons on Thursday:

Matt Mathers31 March 2022 09:50

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Truss to problem India’s silence on Ukraine in talks with Modi

Foreign Secretary Liz Truss and her Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, are each visiting India.

Ms Truss is holding talks with counterparts amid concern within the West about Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s reluctance to publicly condemn the actions of Russia – a long-standing ally relationship again to the Cold War.

Liz Truss with Sergei Lavrov in Moscow, 10 February 2022

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India, which is closely reliant on Moscow for arms imports, has abstained in a sequence of votes within the United Nations on the problem.

Mr Lavrov will use his go to to push for nearer commerce hyperlinks to assist cut back the impression of financial sanctions imposed by the West on Russia following the invasion.

Our politics correspondent Ashley Cowburn has extra particulars under:

Matt Mathers31 March 2022 09:34

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Nato has been ‘defeated’, former military chief says

General Sir Nick Parker, former commander of land forces within the British Army, mentioned Nato has been “defeated” and referred to as for a smaller coalition of countries to develop an offensive counter-strategy to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Asked on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme about Nato’s response to Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine, he mentioned: “Slightly controversially I suppose, I mean Nato’s been defeated, Nato’s bluff was called.

“We were unable to stop the Russians trampling all over Ukraine and now Nato is holding the line of the 2004 expansion, along the line of the Baltic states and Poland and Hungary and Romania.

“And what it has to do is to defend that line, it’s in what in military terms we would call a defensive position.

“And I don’t think it has the capacity to move on to the offensive with its 30 nations all with slightly different views.

“We need to have a smaller coalition of nations who can start to develop an offensive counter-strategy to Putin.”

General Sir Nick Parker, former commander of land forces within the British Army, mentioned Nato has been “defeated” and referred to as for a smaller coalition of countries to develop an offensive counter-strategy to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Matt Mathers31 March 2022 09:17

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Government minister ‘sick’ that tough births led to tragedy

Anne-Marie Trevelyan mentioned it made her “feel sick” to know “in too many cases difficult births can end in the most appalling tragedy”.

The International Trade Secretary was requested how she felt studying about an unbiased inquiry into the UK’s greatest maternity scandal, which discovered that some 201 infants and 9 moms might have – or would have – survived if the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust had offered higher care.

Ms Trevelyan instructed Times Radio she had a “very difficult labour” together with her first born, and she or he was “basically told I wasn’t going to have a Caesarean section”.

She mentioned the inquiry, which discovered a number of moms have been made to have pure births once they might have been provided a Caesarean, “reminded me that there has been for a long time a culture which says natural birth: good; Caesarean: bad”.

Thomas Kingsley31 March 2022 08:50

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Minister begrudgingly admits Covid legal guidelines have been damaged – regardless of No 10’s refusal

A authorities minister has admitted Covid legal guidelines have been damaged after the Metropolitan Police issued 20 fixed-penalty notices linked to partygate scandal – regardless of No 10’s refusal, our politics correspondent Ashley Cowburn studies.

Repeatedly pressed on the problem, Anne-Marie Trevelyan, the worldwide commerce secretary, finally replied “that’s right” when requested if legal guidelines have been damaged in Whitehall.

It comes after Boris Johnson was at odds together with his deputy, Dominic Raab, over the scandal, as he refused to endorse the justice secretary’s admission that Covid rules have been damaged.

Read the complete report under:

Thomas Kingsley31 March 2022 08:35

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New Ofcom chair Lord Michael Grade to seem earlier than DCMS choose committee

Newly introduced Ofcom chair Lord Michael Grade is due to seem in entrance of a Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) committee for a “pre-appointment scrutiny”.

Lord Grade will obtain a grilling from MPs which can embody questions on the drawn-out choice course of, on-line security and sanctions on Russian media.

The Conservative peer, 79, who has held senior positions in any respect three of the UK’s main media retailers, was named as the federal government’s most popular candidate for the function by tradition secretary Nadine Dorries final week.

He is due to seem in entrance of the cross-party choose committee at 10am on Thursday.

Such hearings are performed to enable choose committees to scrutinise the standard of ministerial appointments and assess the candidate’s suitability for the function, data and expertise.

Thomas Kingsley31 March 2022 08:20

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Labour requires EU safety pact and finish to ‘petty diplomatic spats’ after Ukraine warfare

Labour is asking for the UK to agree a safety pact with the EU following the wake-up name of the Ukraine invasion, as a part of its drive to “make Brexit work”.

Boris Johnson should finish his “petty diplomatic spats with our neighbours” and rebuild relationships, the celebration says – arguing final year’s Integrated Review of Foreign Policy is outdated.

That review rejected formal cooperation with Brussels, arguing the Indo-Pacific area and, particularly, China will be extra essential within the post-Brexit ‘Global Britain’ period.

Our deputy political editor, Rob Merrick, has the complete story:

Thomas Kingsley31 March 2022 08:05

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Families to be £2,620 worse below Tories, Labour evaluation reveals

Households are set to be £2,620 worse off due to the price of dwelling squeeze dealing with the nation, Labour will say on Thursday.

New evaluation from the celebration – as it launches its native election marketing campaign – comes as the Prime Minister is below growing stress to deal with spiralling prices and consultants warned of the impacts.

Sir Keir Starmer will name on voters to “send the Tories a message they cannot ignore” as he pledges to minimize vitality payments by up to £600 – funded by a windfall tax on oil and gasoline firms.

It comes as senior economists instructed the Treasury Select Committee that measures introduced by the Chancellor Rishi Sunak final week will depart the poorest, out-of-work households the worst-off group from his help packages.

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Thomas Kingsley31 March 2022 07:51

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Labour to stress authorities on value of dwelling squeeze

Labour is predicted at the moment to elevate the problem of the UK’s growing value of dwelling. Sir Keir Starmer will name on voters to “send the Tories a message they cannot ignore” as he pledged to minimize vitality payments by up to £600.

Households are set to be £2,620 worse off due to the price of dwelling squeeze dealing with the nation, Labour will say.

Shweta Sharma31 March 2022 07:02

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Boris hails £28.5bn Australian group funding in UK

In a lift to the post-Brexit British economic system, Australian companies introduced main new investments totalling £28.5bn in initiatives in clear vitality, expertise and infrastructure throughout the UK.

The announcement got here as Boris Johnson hosted a UK-Australia funding roundtable at Downing Street on Wednesday.

In a pre-recorded clip, Mr Johnson mentioned: “I’m very proud to announce that leading Australian businesses are investing a colossal £28.5bn in infrastructure, in green technology and in new sustainable homes here in the UK.

“And that will mean tens of thousands of jobs that will help us to level up across the whole of the country.

“And it will mean new offshore wind projects in Lincolnshire and in northern Scotland. It will mean hydrogen hubs in Southampton and in Orkney. And it will mean 2,700 sustainable homes. I’ve never seen a package of investment like it.”

Shweta Sharma31 March 2022 06:43

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