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"Should Have Laid Ground Better": UK's Liz Truss Admits Tax Cuts Misstep
"I do stand by the package we announced... but I do accept we should have laid the ground better there," Liz Truss told the BBC as her restive ruling Conservatives' annual conference gets underway in Birmingham.
Senior conservative MPs have said they see no way out for Liz Truss following the mess that she's put the country in, in her first month in office
A number of Tory MPs have commented on the crash in the pound, the crash in the polls, the soaring cost of energy, high inflation, the Bank of England having to pump billions into the markets to prevent pension funds from collapse, and ...
EU leaders to discuss infrastructure security after Nord Stream damage
Informal European Council meeting on Friday will discuss critical infrastructure.
Report: King Charles to cancel planned COP27 appearance
Monarch’s trip to Egypt would’ve been his first abroad as King.
Twitter Posts First-Ever Edited Tweet. See Changes.
The tweet by the Twitter Blue handle on Friday was edited after it was posted, demostrating how the feature will actually work.
Tory conference: Labour favourites to win power at next election, says John Curtice
The Labour Party are "very clearly the favourites" to form the next government, pollster Sir John Curtice has told Tory activists in Birmingham.
Pak Ex PM Imran Khan Gets Pre-Arrest Bail In Contempt Case
This comes after an arrest warrant was issued for Imran Khan in connection with his controversial remarks against Additional District and Sessions Judge (ADSJ) Zeba Chaudhry and other officials at an August 20 public rally.
PM's trickle-down economics will fail - Reeves
The shadow chancellor says the government is conducting a "mad experiment" with the UK economy.
At Least 92 Killed In Iran Crackdown On Anti-Hijab Protesters: NGO
Solidarity rallies with Iranian women -- who have defiantly burnt the hijabs they have had to wear -- have been held worldwide, with demonstrations in more than 150 cities on Saturday.
Brexit: Steve Baker sorry over behaviour towards Ireland during talks
Conservative MP Steve Baker has apologised for some of his behaviour towards Ireland and the EU during the Brexit process.
"No Imminent Invasion Of Taiwan By China", Says US Defense Secretary
A visit to Taiwan early in August by Nancy Pelosi enraged China, which subsequently launched military drills near the island. Those have continued, although on a much reduced scale.
Ground should have been laid for tax cuts, admits Liz Truss
Liz Truss has admitted she should have "laid the ground better" for her mini-budget, after it sparked days of market turmoil.
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Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.
London Marathon 2022: Race attracts 42,000 participants
A Spiderman, Shrek and a red postbox featuring the King's new cypher were among the fancy dress costumes donned by some of the thousands who took part in the London Marathon this year.
New UN telecoms chief urges governments to keep the internet on
Doreen Bogdan-Martin calls connectivity ‘life-saving,’ as countries limit access in the face of dissent.
Tory conference: Liz Truss will lose 45p tax rate vote, says Shapps
Liz Truss would lose a Commons vote on cutting the top rate of income tax, former cabinet minister Grant Shapps has told.
‘There’s no executioner’: The plot to replace World Bank boss stalls
David Malpass’ missteps on climate change haven’t brought the swift end to his career his foes had hoped for.
Conservative Gove voices concerns over mini-budget
Former minister Michael Gove criticises plans to borrow money in order to fund tax cuts.
Party of Latvia PM Kariņš wins election, provisional results show
The center-right New Unity party got 19 percent of the vote and is poised to have the most seats in the parliament.
Kwarteng did not share tax insights at drinks party, says Tory chairman
The Conservative Party chairman has defended the chancellor after a report claimed he discussed confidential plans for the economy with financiers at a private champagne reception.
It’s not impossible that Putin could use nuclear weapons, Austin says
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said he expects President Vladimir Putin to continue to suggest he might use nuclear weapons in Russia’s war with Ukraine — and that it is possible he could actually do so.
Liz Truss: The prime minister's claims about the economy fact-checked
Prime Minister Liz Truss has defended her government's mini-budget, despite the days of market turmoil that followed it which saw a rise in the cost of government borrowing that has had an impact on mortgages and other parts of the economy.
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Hundreds protest in Birmingham as Tory conference begins
Hundreds of protesters have demonstrated in the centre of Birmingham as the Conservative Party conference begins in the city.
Phil Oh’s Best Street Style Photos From the New York Fashion Week Spring 2023 Shows
This season New York Fashion Week has brought in a worldwide crowd of stars thanks to a packed season that even includes shows from international designers like Fendi and Marni.
Tory conference: We must stay the course, insists Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng
Kwasi Kwarteng will use his Conservative conference speech to insist the government will "stay the course" on his tax-cutting growth plan.
Apple Executive Resigns After Viral TikTok Shows Him Making Crude Jokes
"I race cars, play golf and fondle big-breasted women," Tony Blevins said in a now-viral TikTok. What a wanker…
Train firm rolls out water spray tech to tackle 'leaves on line' autumnal delays
Around 10 million trees border Britain's rail network dropping thousands of tonnes of leaves onto tracks every autumn, landing the industry with an estimated seasonal bill of £345m.
Doubling down on stupidity
US Vice President Kamala Harris makes a gaffe at a speech in the DMZ when she described “a strong and enduring alliance with the Republic of North Korea”. I wonder if she just revealed a top secret strategy of the United States, or its y...
Liz Truss grilled by BBC local radio stations
Prime Minister Liz Truss has defended the new government’s economic policies in a series of interviews with BBC local radio stations. Take a listen to some of the key moments from the prime minister’s first interviews since the mini-bud...
Bitcoin in crosshairs as EU goes after non-green crypto
Energy labels, climate disclosures and minimum standards could engulf the industry in the coming years.
Mourning or celebrating?
This was the royal family 'in mourning' whilst Meghan was being savaged by royalists for looking sad and *gasps* crying in public after the queen died. Meanwhile people were being FORCED to 'mourn' and being arrested for peaceful protest.
Elon Musk texted with Jack Dorsey not long before the $44 billion offer
Elon Musk exchanged text messages with Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey a few weeks before he made his $44 billion offer to buy Twitter, a court filing showed Thursday.
Two men charged over alleged assault of Prince Andrew heckler
The action comes after a 22-year-old man, who has already been charged with breach of the peace, shouted at the Duke of York on the Royal Mile on 12 September.
Apple blocks Russian social media and communication sites, removing them from the app store
U.S. tech company Apple Inc. frustrated Moscow this week after its top social networking and communications sites were removed from the app store, blocking "millions" from future communication on these platforms across Russia.
Meta disables Russian propaganda network targeting Europe
A sprawling disinformation network originating in Russia sought to use hundreds of fake social media accounts and dozens of sham news websites to spread Kremlin talking points about the invasion of Ukraine, Meta revealed Tuesday.
Apple CEO Tim Cook says coding should be taught as early as elementary school: 'It's the most important language you can learn'
Apple CEO Tim Cook discussed the importance of teaching coding skills in school during an interview Friday with Bright, a Dutch media outlet.
CEO Tim Cook says Apple avoids the word 'metaverse' because the average person doesn't know what it means — a stark contrast to rival Facebook
Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed in an exclusive interview with Dutch media outlet Bright that the tech giant's hesitancy toward joining the metaverse hype is intentional.
MacKenzie Scott likely had a prenup with her second husband, legal experts say. Here's what could happen next with her divorce — and how it could affect the billions designated for charity.
MacKenzie Scott's divorce is unlikely to impact her multibillion-dollar charitable giving, experts say.
Elon Musk asked Twitter to use 'Trump' as a search term to help calculate the number of fake accounts, report says
Elon Musk asked Twitter to use "Trump" as a search term during an investigation of the number of fake accounts on the platform, documents show.
Liz Truss admits 'disruption' to UK economy but stands by forecast-free mini-budget
The prime minister defends the decision to present last week's mini-budget without an accompanying forecast from the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) due to the need to respond rapidly to rising energy prices.
Shops in England banned from displaying junk food near entrances and tills from today
A proposed ban on multibuy deals for junk food - such as "buy one, get one free" offers - is being delayed until October 2023.
Post-lockdown boom in jobs market 'is over' as employers worry about energy costs and recession fears
Some areas, particularly areas of Northern Ireland, had a steep drop off in job openings as businesses faced a 'long wait' for energy bill supports
Minister issues warning as government energy support package kicks in to cover huge spike in bills
Business Secretary Jacob Rees-Mogg says messages asking for people to provide personal or financial details to receive support should be treated as fraudulent activity, as no applications are required.
Train services crippled by fresh strike, as Royal Mail staff walk out for second day
A reduced timetable has been published, showing that just 11% of rail services will run today, with some areas having no trains.
How much will my bills increase now the energy price cap comes into effect
Gas and electricity bills are going up as the new energy price cap takes effect.
British Steel's Chinese owner seeks huge government aid package
Jingye Group has indicated that British Steel's two blast furnaces will not be commercially viable without hundreds of millions of pounds of taxpayer support.
Protests held over climate crisis and energy rises
Protests have been taking place across the UK on a day of action highlighting issues including the increased cost of living and the climate crisis.
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