News from Liz Truss – latest: Nobody behind the wheel amid cost of living crisis, says Gordon Brown

‘People are going to go hungry’: Gordon Brown calls for urgent action amid cost of living crisis

Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown has claimed there was a “vacuum” in the center of government which has prevented him from tackling the financial crisis hitting families.

The former Labor leader said Hello Brittany“There must be someone in charge. And it’s not just that they’re sleeping behind the wheel – there’s no one behind the wheel yet.

“You have Boris and his chancellor who are on vacation, then you have the two leadership candidates on the campaign trail.

“What is happening at the center of government is that there is a vacuum and it needs to be filled immediately if we are to protect people by October.”

It comes as Mr Brown earlier warned that children would be forced to go to school ‘badly dressed and malnourished’ if the Government did not act to support people.

speaking on Sky News this morning, the former Labor prime minister said there was ‘no doubt people will be starving in October’ – warning that if the government were to leave its intervention until November or December, ‘pensioners will have to choose between supplying their gas meters or supplying themselves.”

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Dominic Raab’s proposal to change judicial reviews slammed as ‘crippling’ by torture survivors’ charity

Leaked proposals that suggest the government is considering changes that could limit ministers’ liability in judicial reviews have been called “frightening” by a torture survivor charity.

Tracy Doig, International Advocacy Manager at Freedom From Torture, said: “The Justice Secretary’s proposed reforms are the latest in a series of attacks on the rights of the public to hold the powerful to account.

“Efforts to limit the power of judges have nothing to do with ‘left’ or ‘right’ lawyers, but with the very centrality of the rule of law, which judges represent.

“The independence of the judiciary from government influence is the cornerstone of democracy in this country, based on hundreds of years of jurisprudence.

“(Dominic) Raab’s chilling vision of a government above the law is a threat to the rights that protect all of us.”

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Voters want government to tame inflation before cutting taxes, poll finds

Two-thirds of Britons think the government should prioritize tackling soaring inflation before introducing tax cuts, according to a poll.

Casting an unfavorable shadow over front-runner Liz Truss’ plans, a YouGov poll found 64% of voters thought the next prime minister should first tackle the rising cost of living, while 17% favored tax reductions.

The survey for The temperature seems to contrast sharply with the convictions of the members of the Conservative Party, who will elect the next British leader.

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Martin Lewis calls for an end to roaming scams in the post-Brexit EU by mobile operators

UK mobile operators should be forced to clarify their rules around data roaming in the EU, says Martin Lewis.

Consumer group MoneySavingExpert.com, led by consumer rights champion Mr Lewis, has called on telecoms regulator Ofcom and the government to tighten rules after some post-Brexit consumer protections expired.

In a new report, Mr Lewis has warned that as a series of legal obligations for operators regarding roaming ended on June 30 this year, companies no longer have to text customers with the price details when they start roaming; apply a monthly cap on data roaming charges; or provide protections against inadvertent roaming.

Read more about the report here:

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Dowden says he has had no contact with Boris Johnson since his resignation

Former Conservative Party co-chairman Oliver Dowden has revealed he has had no contact with Boris Johnson since his resignation following the two by-election defeats in June.

He said: “I haven’t had any contact with Boris since my resignation, but perhaps that’s not surprising.”

He added: “I’m sure we’ll talk to each other again once this is all over.”

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September ‘too late’ to introduce emergency winter budget, says Brown

Gordon Brown said waiting until September to introduce an emergency budget to deal with the cost of living crisis would be “too late” for those facing “unpayable” bills in October.

The former prime minister said Hello Brittany“If you don’t act now, you won’t be able to benefit people by October 1.

“If you wait until after the selection of the new prime minister, it will be too late for people to get the benefits by October 1.

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“It’s too late because people are going to experience great hardship, an unbearable burden of unpaid bills in October.

“That’s why I want Liz Truss, Rishi Sunak, Boris Johnson, they can disagree on things but they should agree, agree that they are responsible for providing an emergency budget.

“Parliament should be recalled if necessary. We can let this crisis develop so that we have an emergency that we cannot properly handle in October. »

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No one driving amid cost of living crisis, says Gordon Brown

Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown has claimed there was a “vacuum” in the center of government which has prevented him from tackling the financial crisis hitting families.

The former Labor leader said Hello Brittany“There must be someone in charge. And it’s not just that they’re sleeping behind the wheel – there’s no one behind the wheel yet.

“You have Boris and his chancellor who are on vacation, then you have the two leadership candidates on the campaign trail.

“What is happening at the center of government is that there is a vacuum and it needs to be filled immediately if we are to protect people by October.

“I know from my own experience that you have to move quickly to fix benefit and tax issues if you want to get the changes when you want them.”

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The minister insists that the government is not absent from the economic crisis

The sports minister has pushed back against criticism that key members of government are missing during an economic crisis.

It comes after it emerged the Prime Minister and Chancellor were on vacation last week as the Bank of England raised interest rates from 1.25% to 1.75%.

Asked about Good Morning Britain, Nigel Huddleston said: ‘I wouldn’t say it’s in limbo actually there are still a lot of ministers still doing their jobs.

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“It’s summer, a lot of people are on vacation, a lot of people are working very, very hard.”

Speaking from the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, he added: “There are a lot of ministers doing their jobs, many of them have come to visit here and met dignitaries, supported trade and government programmes. investment, worked on foreign relations, etc.

“So there’s a lot of work going on.”

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Dorries calls Partygate investigation a ‘machiavellian investigation’

Nadine Dorries has twice targeted the inquiry in 24 hours into whether Boris Johnson misled them about Partygate.

Taking to Twitter, Ms Dorries shared two posts – one from Daily Mail and the second of Mail+the paper’s premium digital wing – which quotes an ally of the outgoing Prime Minister as calling the inquiry “a rigged investigation by a vengeful committee, which disguises a witch hunt as a trustworthy investigation”.

Mrs Dorries, a famous Johnson super-loyalist, reiterated the remarks in her message, writing on Sunday: “If this witch hunt continues, it will be the most egregious abuse of power seen in Westminster. This will cast serious doubt not only on the reputation of individual MPs serving on the committee, but on the processes of Parliament and of democracy itself.

In a second tweet shared this morning, the Culture Secretary added: “The collective hatred of Labor MPs towards@BorisJohnsonfor delivering Brexit and shifting 80 seats for the government taking traditional Labor seats, knows no bounds. This Machiavellian investigation is the means of a by-election and Con deputies should not participate in it.

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‘Massive scale intervention’ needed to tackle cost of living, says Dowden

Former Conservative Party co-chair Oliver Dowden said ‘there is no doubt that we need intervention on a massive scale’ in the face of the rising cost of living.

On the energy price cap, he told Sky News: “Let’s see when we know the exact level of the price cap, but if it looks like it will be on that kind of scale then of course we will need of further intervention.”

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He added, “Rishi Sunak accepts the need for these big, bold interventions. Liz Truss emphasized this tax cut.

On the distribution of the funds, Mr Dowden said: ‘It has to be in the most needy places and it has to not just be in the inner city urban areas, and I see this is my own constituency. .”

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‘People are going to go hungry’: Gordon Brown calls for urgent action amid cost of living crisis – watch

‘People are going to go hungry’: Gordon Brown calls for urgent action amid cost of living crisis

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