Tory rebels threaten to block scrapping of 45p tax rate

A third former Cabinet minister said: “The 45p rate is the bit that we’re all getting a kicking on and it’s completely overshadowed the energy intervention. The naivety and stupidity of the mini-Budget was that nobody’s talking about the energy package – that’s just not landed at all.” He said making it a confidence motion … Read more

Angela Rayner reveals contents of note passed in Commons on day of Queen Elizabeth II’s death

Describing the moment she first realised the monarch’s death was imminent, she said: “I read between the lines on that, because you don’t get a note saying the Queen is unwell if she’s got a bit of a cough or a cold.” Ms Rayner said “the gravity” of the situation was underlined by the fact … Read more