Truss accuses Sunak of being ‘Project Fear’
Liz Truss supporters have hit out at Rishi Sunak for his “extremely aggressive” approach during last night’s Tory leadership head-to-head debate.
Asked if the former Chancellor of the Exchequer was “talking” during the debate, Simon Clarke MP said: “He was certainly extremely aggressive in the early stages of the debate.”
The chief secretary to the Treasury added: “There was genuine frustration at the tone Rishi took in the first 20 minutes or so of the debate and the way he interrupted Liz when she was trying to put her side of the history”.
The criticism came as Mr Clarke admitted Ms Truss’ much-criticised £30bn of unfunded tax cuts could lead to public spending cuts in her promised emergency budget.
Meanwhile, Labour’s Sir Keir Starmer said the two remaining candidates were talking about “clothes and earrings rather than the health service”. during the debate, saying: “If ever there was an example of a party that has absolutely lost its plot, lost its sense of purpose, it was this debate last night.”
Starmer says his front bench won’t go to picket lines during strikes
Sir Keir Starmer said he will again tell his shadow front not to go to picket lines outside railway stations during the next strikes.
The Labor leader told ITV’s Good Morning Britain: “It’s quite open for people to express their support for working people who are struggling to pay their bills, but I’m very clear that the Labor Party in opposition has to be the Labor Party in power. .
“And a government doesn’t walk on picket lines, a government tries to resolve disputes…
“I’m very frustrated with our government because it could step in and help resolve the dispute … I think the government just wants to feed off the division.”
Maryam Zakir-HussainJuly 26, 2022 08:45
Starmer distances himself from Jeremy Corbyn’s manifesto
Sir Keir Starmer distanced himself further from his predecessor Jeremy Corbyn’s manifesto for government as he underlined his “pragmatic” approach to nationalizing public services.
The Labor leader told ITV’s Good Morning Britain: “I don’t want a Labor Party that, as it was in 2019, basically said we can spend on anything.
“We reversed these positions from the 2019 manifesto because we had to show the country that we are credible, that we are responsible in the economy.”
He indicated that nationalization would not be his preferred approach for water, power and mail.
“If I have choices to make, and there are other ways to fix the market, then I’m a pragmatist and I’m going to go to other ways to fix the market.”
He said railways are “different” as “large parts are publicly owned … and we wouldn’t change that”.
Asked about the nationalization of Royal Mail, Sir Keir said: “It’s very difficult to see how it can be nationalized within the tax rules, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t problems that need to be addressed.”
Maryam Zakir-HussainJuly 26, 2022 08:30
MP Simon Clarke says Sunak was “extremely aggressive” during the debate
Asked if Rishi Sunak was “mansplaining” during the debate, as he was accused by a viewer, Simon Clarke MP said: “He was certainly extremely aggressive in the early stages of the debate.”
The chief secretary to the Treasury added: “I’ve always found Rishi very reasonable to work with, but he was certainly a very intense approach in the early stages of the debate.”
Maryam Zakir-HussainJuly 26, 2022 08:21
Tory candidates talked about ‘clothes and earrings instead of the health service’
Labour’s Sir Keir Starmer has said Tory leadership candidates were talking about “clothes and earrings rather than the health service”.
He added: “If ever there was an example of a party that has absolutely lost its plot, lost its sense of purpose, it was last night’s debate.”
Maryam Zakir-HussainJuly 26, 2022 08:18
Labor would stick to plans to nationalize the railways, says Starmer
Sir Keir Starmer has said an incoming Labor government would stick to plans to nationalize the railways, while taking a “pragmatic approach” to water, energy and the mail.
The Labor leader told ITV’s Good Morning Britain: “If there is a broken market, how can that market be fixed?
“If it can be fixed with regulations, that is a way we could go down”.
He went on to say: “While pragmatic approaches really drive me on this, rail is a bit of an outlier because obviously large parts of rail are already publicly owned, and we’ll continue to be, so the rail situation is different because of the way their contracts are executed.
“But for me, I’m not ideological where I say public is good, private is bad or private is good, public is bad”.
Sir Keir stressed that the party has “pretty strong fiscal rules” and that “post-Covid, there is a question of what we can afford going into this election”.
Maryam Zakir-HussainJuly 26, 2022 08:07
Starmer says he is a man of ‘principles and integrity’
When asked by a BBC Breakfast presenter what kind of person he is, Sir Keir Starmer referred to his investigation by Durham Police.
He emphasized that his willingness to resign if he is fined shows that he is “the type of person who would put [his] the entire online career as a matter of principle and integrity”.
Maryam Zakir-HussainJuly 26, 2022 07:55
Starmer says the Tory leadership race has “crippled” the government
Labor leader Sir Keir Starmer has said the Tory leadership contest has “crippled” the government as the public continue to struggle amid a devastating cost of living crisis.
Speaking on BBC Breakfast this morning, Starmer said: “We have a government with its head in the sand, paralyzed by this ongoing leadership contest.”
He added that the two Tory candidates are “talking about anything other than the practical steps” that will help people out of the cost-of-living crisis.
Maryam Zakir-HussainJuly 26, 2022 07:42
ICYMI- Rishi Sunak says Liz Truss risks plunging millions into ‘economic misery’ in heated head-to-head debate
Rishi Sunak has warned Liz Truss risks plunging millions into “economic misery” and fueling inflation with her economic proposals, as the pair trashed each other’s policy platforms in a heated debate .
The former chancellor said there was “nothing conservative” about his approach as the party had “absolutely no chance” of winning the next election. Ashley Cowburn write
In their first head-to-head debate in the final stage of the Conservative leadership contest, Ms Truss hit back, accusing Mr Sunak of “scaremongering” and “Project Fear”, a term used by Brexiteers to dismiss economic warnings of the Remain field. in 2016.
Sunak says Truss risks plunging millions into ‘economic misery’ in acrimonious debate
The Secretary of Foreign Affairs counterattacks by accusing the ex-chancellor of “Project Fear”
Maryam Zakir-HussainJuly 26, 2022 07:32
Tory leadership debate: Key moments from Truss v Sunak showdown
Tory leadership debate: Key moments from Truss v Sunak showdown
Maryam Zakir-HussainJuly 26, 2022 07:19
Government ‘doesn’t know’ if coronavirus traffic light system worked
Nearly half a million pounds was spent to implement the coronavirus traffic light system for international travel, but the government “doesn’t know” whether it worked, according to MPs.
Testing and quarantine requirements for people arriving in the UK were changed 10 times between February 2021 and January 2022, according to a report by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC).
The traffic light system was introduced in May 2021, setting the rules for arrivals from all countries based on whether they were on the red, amber or green list.
Arrivals from red-listed countries had to stay in a quarantine hotel for at least 10 days.
Read the details in this report:
Government ‘doesn’t know’ if coronavirus traffic light system worked: MPs
The testing and quarantine requirements for people arriving in the UK were changed 10 times between February 2021 and January 2022.
Namita SinghJuly 26, 2022 07:00