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Rishi Sunak’s first speech as chief of opposition in House of Commons

Sir Keir Starmer is attending the seventy fifth summit of the Nato defence alliance within the US, the place he’ll meet president Jo Biden on the White House of their first face-to-face assembly.

The prime minister stated the assembly can be an opportunity to strengthen the “very special relationship” between the UK and US.

On the opposite facet of the Atlantic, Sir Keir has been accused by shadow minister James Cartlidge of inflicting “massive uncertainty” for the UK’s armed forces after failing to set a deadline for growing defence spending.

The PM stated he’s dedicated to spending 2.5% of GDP on defence “within our fiscal rules” however he cautioned that he wanted to hold out a evaluation earlier than setting a timeline to succeed in that objective with armed forces minister Luke Pollard claiming it is not going to be accomplished till subsequent yr.

In the Commons, a whole bunch of MPs proceed the swearing in after Diane Abbott was praised by the PM on Tuesday throughout his first speech as prime minister, following pressure between the 2 early within the marketing campaign path.

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Starmer desires Nato to ‘lock in’ Trump proof Ukraine navy assist plan

But he once more declined to offer a timetable for when his “iron clad commitment” to extend defence spending to 2.5 per cent will come into power.

His feedback got here because it emerged he had not been included in a dialogue on air cowl for Ukraine organised by the US authorities and together with different allies.

Our political editor David Maddox is reporting from Washington DC:

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What occurred on day one of many Nato summit?

Sir Keir Starmer is in Washington for a three-day Nato summit which started on Tuesday throughout which world leaders reaffirmed their help of Ukraine.

On day one, US president Joe Biden introduced the alliance would deploy dozens new air defence methods for Ukraine. In a speech, he stated: “This moment in history calls for our collective strength”.

He additionally reassured state leaders concerning the upcoming US election in November amid considerations over a Donald Trump comeback, who has been vital of the navy alliance.

President Volodymyr Zelensky gave a keynote speech urging allies to take decisive motion towards Russia’s offensive.

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Pictured: Environment minister attends Great Yorkshire present in Harrogate

Environment minister Steve Reed has visited the cattle rings on the second day of the one hundred and sixty fifth Great Yorkshire Show in Harrogate, England

Held on the Yorkshire Show, the Great Yorkshire Show is named top-of-the-line agricultural exhibits within the UK, welcoming 140,000 individuals to the 250-acre web site.

Steve Reed OBE MP, Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs poses for pictures during a photo call as he visits the cattle rings on the second day of the 165th Great Yorkshire Show on July 10, 2024 in Harrogate, England
Steve Reed OBE MP, Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs poses for photos throughout a photograph name as he visits the cattle rings on the second day of the one hundred and sixty fifth Great Yorkshire Show on July 10, 2024 in Harrogate, England (Getty Images)

Salma Ouaguira10 July 2024 12:27

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Starmer doesn’t suppose Biden ought to retire as he plans for dinner on the White House

Keir Starmer has insisted that his suggestion members of the House of Lords ought to retire at 80 shouldn’t be a touch upon Joe Biden’s capacity to proceed as US President.

The newly elected prime minister and his spouse Victoria are as a result of have dinner on the White House with the Bidens this night on his first official go to since profitable the election final week.

It adopted considerations about whether or not President Biden was too outdated for workplace and affected by reminiscence loss relationship again to the 2020 election during which he beat Trump who himself is 78.

Sir Keir’ feedback about friends needing to retire at 80 was seen as unlucky timing given the sensitivity of his go to to Washington.

Our political editor David Maddox reporting from Washington has the total story:

Salma Ouaguira10 July 2024 12:16

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New MP’s husband suffers TIA stroke throughout swearing in

Labour MP Uma Kumaran has introduced her husband suffered a TIA stroke in the course of the day she was as a result of be swearing in.

The newly elected MP for Stratford and Bow took to X to announce she is going to delay shifting into her constituency workplace.

Salma Ouaguira10 July 2024 12:10

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Keir Starmer to strengthen ‘special relationship’ in assembly with Biden

Sir Keir Starmer is about to fulfill Joe Biden to strengthen the “very special relationship” between the UK and US on the Nato summit in Washington.

The prime minister will meet the US president, 81, who’s searching for re-election in November regardless of well being considerations, for a one-to-one dialog within the White House.

Sir Keir instructed reporters accompanying him on his first worldwide journey as PM: “I’ve already had a phone call with President Biden. I want to follow up on that, this is obviously a very special relationship we have between the UK and the US.

“We have, within that, a special aspect when it comes to defence and security for obvious reasons including our commitment to Nato.

“We make a unique contribution in Europe to Nato and therefore it’s a very good opportunity for me to talk to the President about how we take forward the important work at this summit.”

Joe Biden has said he is looking forward to working with Prime Minister Sir Keir Starmer ((James Manning/Christopher Furlong/PA)
Joe Biden has stated he’s wanting ahead to working with Prime Minister Sir Keir Starmer ((James Manning/Christopher Furlong/PA)

Salma Ouaguira10 July 2024 12:07

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Jacob Rees-Mogg begins filming actuality TV present after election defeat

Mr Rees-Mogg shouldn’t be the primary MP to show to TV following politics. The transfer follows the likes of Nigel Farage on I’m A Celebrity and Matt Hancock on SAS: Who Dares Wins.

Our reporter Jabed Ahmed has the total story:

Salma Ouaguira10 July 2024 12:00

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What to anticipate from the Nato summit in the present day?

As Starmer arrives in Washington DC for the Nato summit, here’s what we are able to anticipate from the prime minister’s Nato assembly.

  • 8:15am: Nato secretary common’s Jens Stoltenberg doorstep assertion.
  • 8:45am: Leaders’ doorsteps.
  • 10:40am: Nato secretary common’s addressed the Nato Public Forum.
  • 12:15pm: Leaders maintain welcome ceremony.
  • 1pm: Meeting of the North Atlantic Council on the degree of heads of state and authorities.
  • 2pm: Arrivals of heads of delegation from accomplice nations.
  • 4:30pm: Secretary common’s press convention.
  • 8pm: Heads of state and authorities and their spouses attend social dinner.
Nato leaders pose for a family photo before US President Joe Biden, front row centre, delivers remarks on Tuesday night (Evan Vucci/PA)
Nato leaders pose for a household photograph earlier than US President Joe Biden, entrance row centre, delivers remarks on Tuesday evening (Evan Vucci/PA) (AP)

Salma Ouaguira10 July 2024 11:50

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Home Secretary stored ‘fully updated’ after triple homicide in Hertfordshire

Yvette Cooper has stated she is being stored “fully updated” over the manhunt in Bushey to discover a man in reference to a triple homicide in Hertfordshire.

The residence secretary stated in a put up on X: “The loss of three women’s lives in Bushey last night is truly shocking.

“My thoughts are with the family and friends of those who have been killed & with the community.

“I am being kept fully updated. I urge people to support (Hertfordshire Police) with any information about this case.”

Salma Ouaguira10 July 2024 11:47

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MPs proceed to be sworn in on the House of Commons

While Sir Keir Starmer prepares for a packed day in Washington DC, within the Commons, a whole bunch of MPs are proceed to be sworn in.

It comes as Diane Abbott was praised by Sir Keir on Tuesday throughout his first speech as prime minister, following pressure between the 2 early within the marketing campaign path.

(BBC Parliament )

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