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1. We must not bow to the demands of the strikers, warns the Treasury
The Treasury has warned that they will not give in to the wage demands of the strikers for fear that doing so would fuel the spiral of inflation.
As of Tuesday, more than 40,000 railway workers will be leaving, paralyzing the British transport network and threatening GCSE and A-Level examinations and hospital appointments. Read the whole story.
2. Priti Patel attacks ECHR ‘scandalous’ decision
Priti Patel has expressed a desire to abandon the European Convention on Human Rights, saying that the way the “opaque” Strasbourg court grounded the first UK deportation flight to Rwanda was “scandalous”.
The interior minister said: “I am not an advocate of the European institutions, I have never been one,” after European judges issued an urgent order to one of the asylum seekers to remove him from the flight. just hours after the UK Supreme Court rejected his request. Read the whole story.
3. I did not give up steel tariffs, says Lord Geidt
Lord Geidt has said that steel tariffs are a “distraction” from the real reason he resigned, as he criticized the government’s willingness to violate international law.
Former ethics adviser Boris Johnson made the comments in an email to William Wragg, chairman of the Commons Committee on Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs. Read the whole story.
4. Boris Johnson offers to train Ukrainian soldiers
Boris Johnson offered a UK-led military training program in Ukraine, which he said could “change the equation of war,” during a surprise visit to Kyiv on Friday.
Ukrainian forces would be trained under the British scheme, which according to the government had the potential to train up to 10,000 soldiers every 120 days. Read the whole story.
5. Kate Bush’s song tops the charts 37 years after its release
Kate Bush’s single Running Up That Hill has reached number one 37 years after it was first released, breaking a record number.
The 1985 song has gained renewed popularity after peaking in the hit Netflix series Stranger Things, and recent sales have pushed it to the top of the UK charts after nearly four decades. Read the whole story.
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