Meanwhile, the Prime Minister is facing new conservative criticism of his economic approach to inflation, which underpins the wage negotiations of railway workers.
The decision to increase the state pension and benefits due to inflation, but to reject calls to grant public sector wage increases in line with prices, was described as “crazy” by a former minister.
Associate Editor Camilla Tominey he says that in trying to please the masses, the prime minister leaves the crumbs to the hard-working taxpayers.
Johnson faces further proof of his leadership in the Tiverton and Wakefield by-elections today.
Johnson to tell Charles that he is proud of the migrant plan
Boris Johnson is ready to say he is “proud” of his migrant policy in Rwanda during talks with the Prince of Wales in the East African country tomorrow. The Telegraph understand.
The couple will meet for the first time since it became known that the prince privately described the planned deportation of asylum seekers to the country as “horrible”.
Rwanda is hosting this year’s Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, which is attended by both men. The Prince and Duchess of Cornwall visited the children’s room of the Kigali Genocide Memorial yesterday, calling on the world to learn from the atrocities.
Meanwhile, the Commonwealth general secretary has been accused of deleting a report criticizing her administration as a toxic dispute that erupted on the eve of the organisation’s most important summit in years.
Murdoch and Hall ‘ask for time in marriage’
Ruper Murdoch declared himself the “happiest man in the world” when he married Jerry Hall. Six years later, the media mogul and the old model split.
It would be the fourth divorce for Mr Murdoch, 91, after his marriage to Mrs Hall, 65, who previously had a long-term relationship with Sir Mick Jagger in London in March 2016.
Nick Allen reports what we know about their breakup.
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