365NEWSX
365NEWSX
Subscribe

Welcome

UK

BE FAST

BE SMART


STORIES SUMMARIZED FOR YOU

FREE FROM INLINE ADS


HEADLINES

19 hours ago
  • 57 secs
  • #politics
  • #theguardian.com
  • Summary

Rishi Sunak has said deportation flights to Rwanda will not leave before the general election, prompting ridicule from Keir Starmer and despair from Tories on the right of the party.

Enver Solomon, the chief executive of the Refugee Council, said: “The Rwanda plan will go down in the history of British policymaking as an Alice in Wonderland adventure that was both absurd and inhumane.”

No 10 said the figures did not take into account the recent tightening of visa rules imposed by the Home Office, which the government hopes will cut arrivals by 300,000 a year, while Labour said they represented “total Tory chaos and failure” on immigration.

18 hours ago
  • 1 min, 13 secs
  • #politics
  • #theguardian.com
  • Summary

[Rishi Sunak’s] abrupt dissolution of parliament means that he’ll start the campaign leaving many government commitments and bills up in the air or in the bin: his pledge on a smoke-free generation, plans for a football regulator [see ], promises to renters and leaseholders, and protections for our broadcasters now all at risk.

Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Patrick Wintour, the Guardian’s diplomatic editor, says David Cameron’s decision to cut short a trip to Albania yesterday so that he could attend a cabinet meeting and a Tory election rally has gone down badly in Tirana.

Announcing new measures in response to the Migration Advisory Committee’s report on the graduate visa route, the Home Office said it would begin “cracking down on rogue recruitment agents” by requiring universities sign up to a code of conduct, as recommended by the MAC.

17 hours ago
  • 1 min, 6 secs
  • #politics
  • #theguardian.com
  • Summary

The UK’s most senior civil servant has set out the chaos at the heart of Boris Johnson’s Downing Street, saying good officials were “just being smashed to pieces” while he was not warned in advance about the “eat out to help out” scheme.

The inquiry had previously heard that the “eat out to help out” scheme, which subsidised people to dine at restaurants and cafes in summer 2020 and has been blamed for a renewed spread of the virus, was announced without the knowledge of the government’s two main scientific experts.

Good people were getting 'smashed to pieces' during pandemic response, says Simon Case – videoIn other messages between the pair, in April 2020, MacNamara referred to one aspect of the working culture saying: “The arrogance and the waste.

16 hours ago
  • 1 min, 8 secs
  • #politics
  • #theguardian.com
  • Summary

Rishi Sunak’s promise to deliver a secure and stable future for the country has been left hanging in the balance as a number of laws that would have kept people physically safe from terror attacks, dangerous cycling incidents or even from no-fault evictions will probably not be introduced to parliament before the election.

The Treasury, which still owns 27% of the high street bank NatWest after bailing out its parent company during the financial crisis, is expected to cancel plans to sell a chunk of its remaining shares to retail customers, since there will not be time to do so before the general election.

The bosses of almost every UK broadcaster, including the BBC’s Tim Davie, ITV’s Carolyn McCall, and Sky’s Dana Strong, came together to urge parliament to pass it.

15 hours ago
  • 1 min, 14 secs
  • #politics
  • #theguardian.com
  • Summary

Rishi Sunak has dropped flagship policies on deporting asylum seekers to Rwanda and banning smoking for young people on the first full day of his election campaign, leaving his legacy increasingly threadbare.

Keir Starmer, kicking off his campaign in the target seat of Gillingham in Kent, said it was time to “turn the page on Tory chaos”, and Labour said the government’s legislative programme was in tatters with many proposed laws now “up in the air or in the bin”.

As Sunak set off on a whistle stop tour of the UK, heading for Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland over 24 hours, he insisted the Rwanda plan would go ahead if he was elected as the flights were “booked for July, the airfields are on standby”.

13 hours ago
  • 50 secs
  • #politics
  • #theguardian.com
  • Summary

The Liberal Democrats, who commissioned the analysis, said the figures were “unacceptable” and represented damning evidence the government had “brought the NHS to its knees”.

Ed Davey, the Lib Dem leader, said: “Patients are bearing the brunt of this failure with millions forced to wait in pain for weeks just to get a GP appointment.

skip past newsletter promotion Our morning email breaks down the key stories of the day, telling you what’s happening and why it matters

#Politics

Smoking ban in doubt after exclusion from Commons schedule
20 hours ago

Smoking ban in doubt after exclusion from Commons schedule

56 secs

Summary

Rishi Sunak’s landmark law to ban smoking for future generations looks likely to be dropped after it was not included in the set of bills being rushed through before the next general election.

The government did not put forward the tobacco and vapes bill – which was in its early stages of becoming law – as part of the legislation to be passed in the “wash-up” period before parliament dissolves.

Barring any last-minute changes it means that the smoking ban, which would have made it illegal for anyone born in 2009 or later to buy tobacco products in the UK, will not be implemented by Sunak’s government before the election.

#Politics

View All

RECENT NEWS

SUBSCRIBE

Get monthly updates and free resources.

CONNECT WITH US

© Copyright 2024 365NEWSX - All RIGHTS RESERVED