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Starmer Vows To Govern Scotland With ‘Mandate For Change’

Lord Cameron has stepped again from frontline politics after final week’s election defeat however will hold his House of Lords seat for all times.

He was given a peerage final November in order that Rishi Sunak might make him his overseas secretary. But the ex-PM has tendered his resignation and won’t serve within the shadow cupboard now the celebration is out of presidency.

The Tories named Jeremy Hunt, who narrowly held his seat on Thursday, its shadow chancellor, with James Cleverly shadow house secretary, mirroring the portfolios they held in authorities.

Former deputy overseas secretary Andrew Mitchell will change into the shadow overseas secretary, whereas Richard Fuller, the previous financial secretary to the Treasury, has been made the brand new Conservative chairman.

Leadership frontrunner Kemi Badenoch has been shifted to change into shadow levelling-up secretary, whereas Kevin Hollinrake will shadow her former Business Secretary submit.

It comes as Rachel Reeves has stated the brand new authorities has inherited the “worst set of circumstances since the Second World War” as she units out a raft of housing reform in her first speech as chancellor.

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Junior medical doctors to enter talks with Labour authorities

Negotiations between junior medical doctors in England and the brand new Government are anticipated to start out as we speak with a view to finish the long-running dispute over pay.

Medics from the British Medical Association (BMA) are to fulfill with Department of Health and Social Care officers to attempt to hammer out a deal to see an finish to strikes which have been inflicting widespread disruption throughout the well being service.

Officials from the union have beforehand stated that they anticipate the dialog may very well be “tough”. But the BMA’s junior medical doctors committee has stated Labour feedback about pay rises being a “journey and not an event” align with their pay restoration objectives.

Health leaders urged the Government to resolve the dispute as a “priority” after it emerged that tens of hundreds of appointments have been postponed on account of the most recent strike.

NHS England stated 61,989 appointments, procedures and operations have been postponed on account of the walkout from June 27 to July 2.

Alexander Butler9 July 2024 07:34

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UK mayors arrive at Downing Street

UK mayors have arrived at Downing Street for a roundtable assembly with prime minister Keir Starmer as he pledged to loosen Whitehall’s “tight grip” over huge cities and areas.

London mayor Sadiq Khan, Manchester mayor Andy Burnham and Liverpool mayor Steve Rotherham have been amongst those that walked into No 10 this morning.

Before getting into No 10, Mr Khan stated: “I’m looking forward to meeting the new Prime Minister.”

Manchester mayor Andy Burnham and Liverpool mayor Steve Rotherham were among those at Downing Street this morning
Manchester mayor Andy Burnham and Liverpool mayor Steve Rotherham have been amongst these at Downing Street this morning (REUTERS)

Alexander Butler9 July 2024 07:31

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Maryam Zakir Hussain8 July 2024 20:36

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Starmer confirms Rwanda coverage to be scrapped

Rwanda “has fully upheld its side of the agreement”, its authorities stated after Sir Keir Starmer confirmed the deportation coverage is to be scrapped.

The Prime Minister introduced over the weekend the earlier Conservative authorities’s plan to ship some asylum seekers to Rwanda was “dead and buried before it started”.

In an announcement, a Rwandan authorities spokesperson stated: “Rwanda takes note of the intention of the UK Government to terminate the Migration and Economic Development Partnership Agreement, as provided for under the terms of the treaty passed by both our parliaments.

“This partnership was initiated by the Government of the UK in order to address the crisis of irregular migration affecting the UK – a problem of the UK, not Rwanda.

“Rwanda has fully upheld its side of the agreement, including with regard to finances, and remains committed to finding solutions to the global migration crisis, including providing safety, dignity and opportunity to refugees and migrants who come to our country.”

Maryam Zakir Hussain8 July 2024 20:30

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Who is in Rishi Sunak’s shadow cupboard?

Rishi Sunak has named his shadow cupboard within the face of Conservative’s devastating election loss.

The celebration has named Jeremy Hunt, who narrowly held his seat on Thursday, its shadow chancellor, with James Cleverly shadow house secretary, mirroring the portfolios they held in authorities.

Former deputy overseas secretary Andrew Mitchell will change into the shadow overseas secretary as Lord Cameron stepped again from frontline politics, whereas Richard Fuller, the previous financial secretary to the Treasury, has been made the brand new Conservative chairman.

Leadership frontrunner Kemi Badenoch has been shifted to change into shadow levelling-up secretary, whereas Kevin Hollinrake will shadow her former Business Secretary submit.

Maryam Zakir Hussain8 July 2024 19:57

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Breaking: David Cameron steps again from frontline politics after election defeat – however retains Lords seat for all times

But the ex-PM has tendered his resignation and won’t serve within the shadow cupboard now the celebration is out of presidency.

Maryam Zakir Hussain8 July 2024 19:41

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Rachel Reeves scraps ‘absurd’ Tory onshore windfarm ban

The chancellor has ordered civil servants to compile a file on the state of the economic system after 14 years of Tory rule.

In a speech on the Treasury, she stated she had repeatedly warned concerning the dire state of the general public funds throughout the common election and “what I have seen in the past 72 hours has only confirmed that”.

Maryam Zakir Hussain8 July 2024 19:30

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Suella Braverman blasts ‘entitled Tories’ in speech seen as a management pitch

The outspoken former house secretary additionally stated that the Conservatives had but to get up to the existential menace of Nigel Farage and his Reform celebration – regardless of the dimensions of the election defeat.

In a blistering speech, she informed the viewers that on the election: “We were slaughtered. Shellacked. Given a good hiding. Kicked while we were on the ground. Headbutted by reality.”

Maryam Zakir Hussain8 July 2024 19:00

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Full listing of 175 Tory MPs that misplaced their jobs in election massacre

The Conservative Party suffered a crushing defeat in final week’s election, dropping grip on energy after 14 years in authorities.

Prior to the vote on July 4, a raft of Tory MP’s together with Michael Gove and Nadhim Zahawi made it clear they might not be operating once more – maybe pre-empting their destiny within the face of dire opinion polls.

Maryam Zakir Hussain8 July 2024 18:30

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Why is Starmer sticking two fingers up at Blair’s recommendation?

It’s a good tactic – in any case, the previous chief was probably the most profitable in Labour’s historical past. His 179-seat majority in 1997 was the excessive watermark that Starmer aimed for and, to his credit score, got here inside a whisker of hitting.

As my Independent colleague John Rentoul has famous, Labour’s 174-seat majority this time is mathematically the identical as New Labour’s, when adjusted for a smaller House of Commons: Blair gained 63.5 per cent of 659 MPs, and Starmer gained 63.4 per cent of 650.

Maryam Zakir Hussain8 July 2024 18:06

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