Steve Baker says UK cannot afford net zero pledge ‘in the short run’ | Politics News

A Conservative minister has said “in the short run” the UK cannot afford net zero. Speaking at an event run by the Institute of Economic Affairs at the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham, Northern Ireland minister Steve Baker told a packed room of party members that cutting net zero commitments this year would save households … Read more

Liz Truss says Steve Baker was ‘speaking for himself’ while Jamie Bryson explains why apology over Brexit negotiations has ‘enraged loyalists’

Steve Baker was speaking for himself when he apologised for his “ferocious” stance on negotiations with the EU, the Prime Minister has said. orthern Ireland minister and arch-Brexiteer Mr Baker said on Sunday he and others did not “always behave in a way which encouraged Ireland and the EU to trust us to accept that … Read more

time has come to take on European court interfering with migrant deportations

Suella Braverman will on Tuesday pledge to prevent human rights laws “interfering” with the UK’s ability to deport illegal migrants by introducing a new law barring anyone who crosses the Channel from claiming asylum in Britain.  The Home Secretary will accuse the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg of “mission creep” by “grossly expanding” … Read more

Prime Minister Liz Truss facing fresh battle with senior Tories over benefits squeeze and public spending cuts | Politics News

Liz Truss is facing a fresh battle with Conservative MPs over a potential benefits squeeze and cuts to public spending, after already being forced into making a policy U-turn. The prime minister is under pressure to set out whether benefit payments will be uprated in line with inflation, or if they will face a real-term … Read more

Reading train station: Man attacked whilst waiting for taxi on station road

On Sunday, October 2 around 2:20am, the victim in his 40’s was pushed to ground by a man whilst waiting for a taxi in Station Road. After hitting his head on the ground during the attack, he sustained head injuries and remains in hospital receiving treatment. Investigating officer Detective Constable Jake Newton, based at Reading police … Read more

Former environment secretary urges successor not to drop nature-friendly farming scheme | Farming

A former environment secretary has urged the UK government not to drop its nature recovery farming schemes, as the Guardian can reveal the more ambitious parts of the post-EU subsidy programme are set to be dropped. George Eustice made the intervention, telling the Guardian that farmers are keen to be signed up to schemes in … Read more

M4 traffic news: Tributes paid to woman, 21, who died near Swindon on Saturday

TRIBUTES have been paid to a woman who died on the M4 at the weekend. Jodie Costello from Wroughton died on Saturday following an incident on the eastbound carriageway near the A4361 road bridge between junctions 15 and 16. The 21-year-old’s family shared one of their favourite photos of Jodie and said: “Jodie was a well-loved daughter and … Read more

Planned Ireland’s Future summit in Belfast’s Ulster Hall may be met by unionist protests says Jamie Bryson

The loyalist activist was speaking in the wake of the group’s summit in Dublin’s huge 3Arena on Saturday, addressed by speakers including Sinn Fein’s president Mary Lou McDonald to actor James Nesbitt. Ireland’s Future describes itself as having the following aims: “(a) Promote a Unity Referendum; (b) Advance the arguments that will win that referendum; … Read more