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John Swinney: Scottish Government to reflect fairly on UK tax cuts

The Deputy First Minister told BBC Radio’s Good Morning Scotland the UK economy is in a ‘very dangerous place’ after the plans were announced.
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Labour urges probe into ‘leak’ of mini-Budget after Pound shorted

Calls come amid reports hedge fund bosses made ‘small fortunes’ by betting that Sterling would fall

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Pound sinks to record low as Chancellor hints of more tax cuts

The Chancellor has previously brushed off questions about the markets’ reaction to his mini-budget

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Food bank interest surges with 250% increase in online searches: Labour analysis

Ahead of his conference party speech, shadow work and pensions secretary Jonathan Ashworth visited the Big Help community group in Liverpool.
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Ex-England star Neville due at conference as Labour sets out investment plan

Shadow chancellor Rachel Reeves has the main speech but Gary Neville will be the star attraction at the Liverpool conference.
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Gordon Brown ‘nearing completion’ on Labour’s review of UK’s future

Labour MP Ian Murray said the blueprint by the former PM would include plans that would be ‘more radical’ than Scottish independence.
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HMS Queen Elizabeth anchors in New York as Truss plans to strengthen UK-US bond

The Royal Navy’s flagship dropped anchor within sight of the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbour on Sunday.
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Labour to commit to tougher rules and enforcement on water companies

Jim McMahon is expected to say his plans will ‘ensure running England’s water becomes a responsibility, not a cash machine’.
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No 10 defends top Truss aide who is paid through his lobbying firm

The Prime Minister’s chief of staff Mark Fullbrook has joined Government ‘on secondment’ and gets his salary through a private company.
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UK-US relationship still ‘special,’ says Liz Truss

The Prime Minister said she is determined to foster even closer transatlantic ties.
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Liz Truss facing party pressure amid fears over pound slump

The pound’s value has dropped almost eight per cent against the US dollar in the past month

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Starmer vows to reverse ‘wrongheaded’ top rate tax cut

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer rejected the Government’s “trickle down” economics approach.
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Chancellor hints more tax cuts are on the way

Kwasi Kwarteng rejected analysis that his controversial raft of tax cuts overwhelmingly benefits the wealthy.
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Starmer: It feels impossible to imagine a Britain without the Queen

The Labour leader led his party in paying tribute to the Queen.
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Freed Briton Aiden Aslin opens up on traumatic Russian detention

Aiden Aslin was beaten, stabbed and forced to listen to Soviet songs in a small cell 24-hours a day

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Labour promises to put fight against climate change at heart of foreign policy

Shadow foreign secretary David Lammy will commit a Labour government to push for an international law to tackle environmental destruction.
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Starmer says he supports right to strike as cost of living mounts

The Labour leader said he can ‘quite understand’ how people are driven to take industrial action as they struggle to pay their bills.
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Starmer vows to defend workers as Kwarteng stands by tax cut plan

Sir Keir was questioned over his long-term plan for the country while the Chancellor was grilled over the huge drop in the pound following his tax cut plan

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UK has been ‘outsourcing’ assisted dying to Switzerland, Dignitas claims

The organisation spoke out as it submitted its response to a consultation on plans to change the law in Scotland.
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Kwarteng’s tax-cutting programme ‘a necessity’, says minister

“They want better standards of living, they want to see money invested in public services, they want to see investment, they want to see their children having a better future than they do,” Mr Philp said

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Keir Starmer accuses Tories of ‘taking the p**s’ with tax cut plan

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer condemned the policies laid out in Kwasi Kwarteng’s mini-budget

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Defence spending to increase by at least £52bn

Ben Wallace praised the new PM for committing to a ‘huge’ boost to the Army after ’30 or 40 years’ of cuts

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Truss vows to usher in a ‘decade of dynamism’ in hint at more tax cuts

The Prime Minister and Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng defended their controversial raft of tax cuts amid accusations they mainly benefit the rich.
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Starmer sets out energy plan and hits out at ’12 years of failure’ under Tories

The Labour leader said his party’s plans would see all electricity generated by renewable and nuclear power by 2030.
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Dozens hear case for British republic at ‘naughtiest’ Labour fringe event

Guests warned against a future with a ‘white privileged male’ as head of state until the end of the century.
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Truss defends tax cuts in pursuit of ‘decade of dynamism’

The Prime Minister is ‘unapologetic’ in focusing ‘relentlessly’ on growth amid criticism her tax-slashing package mainly benefits the wealthy.
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Nuclear attack would cause ‘political destruction for Russia’

Dimko Zhluktenko said he does not believe Russia will conduct a nuclear attack as there is no strategic advantage for Russian forces

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Government launched ‘attack on nature’ with mini-budget, conservationists warn

The RSPB, the Wildlife Trusts and the National Trust have all criticised the Government over some of its proposed policies.
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Starmer: Let’s set out alternative to Tories’ casino economics at conference

The Labour leader arrived in Liverpool on Saturday ahead of his party’s annual gathering.
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Scottish Government will continue its ‘fairer’ approach to tax, says minister

Richard Lochhead spoke out in the wake of Friday’s mini budget from the UK Government.
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More than 600 people cross the Channel in small boats

The Ministry of Defence has confirmed that 15 boats carrying 656 people were intercepted on Friday.
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‘Common sense policing’ must return, says Home Secretary

In an open letter to police chiefs, the new Home Secretary set out her key priorities for the police and her crime cutting agenda

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Labour pledges to build National Care Service

The party accused some private equity-owned care homes of spending ‘hundreds of millions servicing debt and avoiding tax’

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Support services for victims of county lines exploitation given funding boost

The money will go towards providing a rescue service and specialist one-to-one support for victims.
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Chancellor says mini budget ‘is not a gamble’ as pound plunges

Kwarteng defends massive tax cuts and borrowing as spooked markets leave pound at new 37 year low

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Kwasi Kwarteng cuts income tax and stamp duty in mini-budget

The basic rate of income tax will be cut to 19p in the pound from April 2023 and the 45% higher rate will be ‘abolished’

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Labour Party conference 2022: when is Keir Starmer’s speech?

Labour’s annual conference is being held in Liverpool at the Arena and Convention Centre at King’s Dock

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GMB union members vote to accept council pay offer

Some 81% of those who voted in the ballot backed the pay offer.
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European support for Ukraine ‘remains strong’ after Berlusconi defends Putin

Silvio Berlusconi told Italian broadcasters that Vladimir Putin only wished to replace the Ukrainian president with a government of ‘decent people’.