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Labour would make Britain ‘asylum capital of the world’

Labour would make Britain ‘asylum capital of the world’

[ad_1] Good evening. James Cleverly has claimed a Labour government would turn the UK into the “asylum capital of the world” – and an official has admitted that the Bank of England made “persistent and systematic” errors in its forecasts about inflation. Plus: Meet the hosts of our new podcast, The Daily T. Labour would make Britain ‘asylum capital of the world’ Speaking in Dover earlier today, Sir Keir Starmer announced that Labour would create a new Border Security Command unit which would treat people smugglers the same as terrorists. He also said a Labour government would scrap Rwanda migrant deportation flights “straight away”. But Mr Cleverly, the Home Secretary, hit back and claimed Labour would “create a haven for criminal gangs, not stop them”. Bank of England made ‘persistent and systematic’ errors Swati Dhingra was one of two officials to vote for a reduction in interest rates which were subsequently held at 5.25pc. Her comments came as the Bank of England’s chief economist warned about the risk of being “seduced” by data showing a …

Hunt urges Bailey not to cut interest rates too quickly

Hunt urges Bailey not to cut interest rates too quickly

[ad_1] Good evening. Jeremy Hunt has urged the Bank of England not to cut interest rates too quickly after Governor Andrew Bailey opened the door to a steep fall in borrowing costs. Elsewhere, in the US, Donald Trump’s “hush money” trial resumed in New York today – follow live updates here. Plus: Hannah Furness reveals what she learnt from Britain’s hardest working Royal. Hunt urges Bailey not to cut interest rates too quickly [ad_2] Source link

Lord Kinnock leads backlash against Starmer over Tory defection

Lord Kinnock leads backlash against Starmer over Tory defection

[ad_1] Good evening. Lord Kinnock has led a backlash against Sir Keir Starmer following Natalie Elphicke’s defection to Labour from the Conservative Party. Elsewhere, Oxford dons have called for the university’s head of equality to quit after he signed an open letter in support of a pro-Palestinian protest camp at the university. Plus: A special dispatch from Ambrose Evans-Pritchard. Lord Kinnock leads backlash against Starmer over Tory defection Ms Elphicke stunned Westminster at lunchtime as she crossed the floor immediately before Prime Minister’s Questions. The move was also poorly received by some Labour MPs, with one telling The Telegraph the MP for Dover’s defection was a “f—— joke” and had “gone down like a cup of hot sick”. Henry Hill | Elphicke’s defection is an utter farce Oxford University head of equality faces calls to quit after backing pro-Palestinian protest camp [ad_2] Source link

Tories heading for general election ‘thumping’, warns Rees-Mogg

Tories heading for general election ‘thumping’, warns Rees-Mogg

[ad_1] Sir Jacob Rees-Mogg warned the “thumping” suffered by the Tories at the local elections will be repeated at the general election unless they become more conservative.  The former business secretary said there needed to be a change in approach from Rishi Sunak on key issues because the party currently has “no vision”.  He called for more effective action on tackling immigration, for the “war on the motorist” to be stopped and for the Net Zero drive to be delayed.  He told GB News: “Last week’s election results were a thumping defeat for the Tories, and a warning of what is likely to follow at a general election. “Although Labour under Keir Starmer is not as popular as New Labour under Blair, the electorate is wary of a Conservative Party that has no vision. “All we seem to offer is an arguably competent management of the status quo, which the Labour Party seeks to mimic. Yet the status quo is not good enough. Public services are not of a satisfactory standard at the moment.” You …

The London Bridge ‘hero’ who could go to prison for 99 years – podcast | News

The London Bridge ‘hero’ who could go to prison for 99 years – podcast | News

[ad_1] On 29 November 2019, Marc Conway was about to give a speech in London’s Fishmonger’s Hall. Conway, who works for the Prison Reform Trust, had been on a life-changing project while serving time in prison that brought together inmates and Cambridge students. Now it was its fifth anniversary and he had been asked to say some words at the celebration for it. But when he stepped out for a cigarette break, another former offender from the course launched a terrorist attack, stabbing two Cambridge graduates dead. Conway was among those who gave chase to the attacker, who was wearing a fake suicide vest, and held him down. He was lauded as a hero for his bravery. But, Conway says, the whole time he was terrified that his actions could see him recalled to prison. Like thousands of other offenders, Conway had been sentenced to an IPP – imprisonment for public protection. It meant that although his tariff was five years for armed robbery, he could be held for up to 99 years. In the …

Teacher ‘became pregnant by teenage boy while on bail’

Teacher ‘became pregnant by teenage boy while on bail’

[ad_1] A teacher became pregnant by a teenage schoolboy while she was on bail for allegedly having sex with another pupil, a jury has heard. Rebecca Joynes, 30, is on trial at Manchester Crown Court accused of six counts of engaging in sexual activity with a child, including two while being a person in a position of trust. Joynes is said to have groomed her first alleged victim, Boy A, by buying him a £345 Gucci designer belt and then taking him to her then flat in Salford, Greater Manchester, where they allegedly had sex twice. A police investigation followed as the defendant was suspended by her school and later she told police that no sexual activity had taken place. She was subsequently bailed on condition she have no unsupervised contact with anyone aged under 18. Opening the case on Monday, prosecutor Joe Allman said Boy A went on to attend court and answer questions from Joynes’s barrister in a recorded cross-examination. Mr Allman went on: “The case was then adjourned to await the rest …

Stormy Daniels details sex with Trump

Stormy Daniels details sex with Trump

[ad_1] Good evening. Stormy Daniels detailed having sex with Donald Trump as she gave evidence at the former president’s “hush money” trial in New York. Elsewhere, it has emerged that around 270,000 service personnel may have been affected by China’s hack on the Ministry of Defence. Stormy Daniels details sex with Trump [ad_2] Source link