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21 March 2024 • 10:49am


Rwanda Bill received’t return to Commons till April 15

The Rwanda Bill is not going to return to the House of Commons till the center of April, Penny Mordaunt introduced this morning.

The Commons is because of rise for the Easter recess on Tuesday March 26 and the Rwanda Bill shall be mentioned by MPs on the primary day again from their break on Monday April 15.

The Commons Leader made the announcement throughout this morning’s enterprise assertion within the chamber.

It means the passage of the flagship Bill shall be delayed, making it tougher for the Government to ship on its goal of deportation flights taking off this spring.


Ombudsman: Government didn’t adequately inform 1000’s of girls of pension age change

Thousands of girls might have been affected by the Department for Work and Pensions’ failure to adequately inform them that the state pension age had modified, the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman has stated.

Rebecca Hilsenrath, the ombudsman’s chief govt, stated: “The UK’s national ombudsman has made a finding of failings by DWP [Department for Work and Pensions] in this case and has ruled that the women affected are owed compensation.”

You can observe all the newest developments on this story on our separate Waspi reside weblog right here.


Starmer speaking to Blair ‘a lot’ to arrange for energy

Sir Keir Starmer stated he talks to Sir Tony Blair “a lot” to attract on his expertise of making ready for energy in 1997.

The Labour chief instructed Channel 5’s Jeremy Vine he spoke to each Sir Tony and Gordon Brown about their experiences of transferring from opposition into authorities.

The Labour chief stated: “I talk to Tony a lot about the period just before ’97, because obviously I’m very interested in talking to people who have won elections and taken a party from opposition into government.

“In the Labour Party we’ve only done that three times. We did it in 1945 with [Clement] Attlee, we did in 1964 with [Harold] Wilson and we did it in ’97 with Tony Blair. So talking to Tony and Gordon about that has been really helpful.

“It’s been not so much about specific policies, but about the pace, the preparedness of getting an opposition ready for government if we are privileged enough to be voted in to serve.”


Mental well being tradition has gone too far, says Mel Stride

Britain’s method to psychological well being is at risk of getting “gone too far” and “normal anxieties of life” are being labelled as an sickness, the Work and Pensions Secretary has warned.

Speaking as he unveiled plans to make 150,000 individuals signed off work with “mild” situations search for a job, Mel Stride stated that the advantages invoice was being pushed up by the issue.

In an interview with The Telegraph, he steered an elevated public give attention to speaking about psychological well being had led to individuals successfully self-diagnosing situations.

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Poll: Tories now solely 4 factors forward of Reform UK

The Conservative Party is now simply 4 factors forward of Reform UK, in accordance with a brand new YouGov ballot, after the Tories sank to a degree of help final seen in the course of the ultimate days of Liz Truss’s premiership.

The survey, carried out between March 19-20, put the Tories on 19 per cent of the vote and Reform on 15 per cent.

The Tories have been down by one level and Reform up by one level when in comparison with the corporate’s earlier ballot carried out between March 12-13.

YouGov stated the Tory vote share had fallen to the identical degree because the Conservatives recorded “at their lowest ebb” simply earlier than Ms Truss give up on the finish of October 2022.

Labour was unchanged on 44 per cent of the vote within the newest survey.


‘All sources of resistance to Rwanda plan are unelected’

The long-delayed Rwanda plan is a “microcosm of a much broader problem of the erosion of democracy”, Sir Jacob Rees-Mogg argued.

The former Cabinet minister instructed GB News: “All sources of resistance to the Rwanda plan are unelected. This policy has become a microcosm of a much broader problem of the erosion of democracy.”

Sir Jacob referred to as for the passage of the Rwanda Bill via parliament to be expedited and for the Easter recess subsequent week to be cancelled.

He stated: “I’d like the Chief Whip to change Commons business so that we send these proposals back to the House of Lords [today]and that we sit, if necessary, through Easter until the House of Lords backs down.”


Rees-Mogg accuses friends of ‘challenging democracy’ by blocking Rwanda Bill

Sir Jacob Rees-Mogg accused the House of Lords of difficult democracy by blocking the passage of the Rwanda Bill.

The former enterprise secretary instructed GB News: “The Lords, by insisting on their amendments which have been decisively rejected by the House of Commons, challenge democracy and cause delay.

“The Rwanda plan’s debut flight was meant to take off nearly two years ago in June 2022. It has been obstructed by the bien pensants, those who think they know better than the democratic will of an elected government.”


Pictured: Jeremy Hunt goes for a run in Westminster together with his canine Poppy

Jeremy Hunt, the Chancellor, is pictured this morning running in Westminster with his dog Poppy

Jeremy Hunt, the Chancellor, is pictured this morning working in Westminster together with his canine Poppy

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Farage: Judiciary will make it ‘all but impossible’ for Rwanda flights to take off

Nigel Farage stated he believed that it is going to be “all but impossible” for Rwanda migrant deportation flights to take off even when the Government does get its flagship laws onto the statute ebook.

The former chief of the Brexit Party stated he believed that the UK’s membership of “overseas conventions and treaties” will outcome within the judiciary stopping the flights from ever going forward.

He instructed GB News: “Even when, and I say when, because ultimately the House of Commons can overrule the House of Lords, even when the Rwanda Bill becomes the Rwanda Act, I still don’t think we’re going to see flights going to Rwanda.

“And I say that because the judiciary, the legal system are signatory to overseas conventions and treaties [which] is going to make it, I think, legally all but impossible.”

His feedback got here after the Government suffered seven defeats on the Bill within the House of Lords final night time as friends dug in and refused to move the laws unamended.


‘I do not see a party that’s massively divided’

Dame Andrea Leadsom hit out on the “briefing and counter-briefing” throughout the Tory Party however denied that the Conservatives are “massively divided” amid hypothesis of a possible problem to Rishi Sunak’s management.

The well being minister stated: “I certainly don’t like the briefing and counter-briefing [but] the Prime Minister is getting on with the programme of government”.

On LBC radio she stated: “You’re trying to assert that everything’s riven. I’m just trying to explain to you, as I walk around Parliament, as I attend 1922 Committees, as I go into the Members’ Tea Room, into the lobby, I do not see a party that’s massively divided.

“There are one or two people who are trying to cause that division but what the Government is doing is trying to get on with the programme.”


Sunak mustn’t name election simply because public need one, insists minister

Rishi Sunak mustn’t name a basic election simply because there’s strain from the general public, a minister stated this morning.

Dame Andrea Leadsom stated the Prime Minister ought to resist making a choice on a date for the election “just because there is a particular mood or a particular situation”.

She instructed Sky News: “We have periodic general elections, and the Prime Minister has set out quite clearly an autumn timeframe. You don’t call a general election just because there is a particular mood or a particular situation, that very, very rarely happens.”

Her feedback got here after polling revealed that Conservative voters solely narrowly again Mr Sunak to guide the celebration into the following basic election.

Jeremy Hunt hinted earlier this week that the following election might be held in October, after Mr Sunak dominated out a vote on May 2 when native elections are going down.