Jeremy Hunt, Liz Truss
Our complex, confused tax system needs to be modernised and made fair, writes Gina Miller Great Budget. Tax hikes for those lucky folk on £125,000 and more. Swingeing new taxes on dividend income and capital gains. Extended windfall taxes on energy firms.
The insouciance with which some Conservatives have walked away from the wreckage of the shortest premiership ever is surprising. Iain Duncan Smith wrote an article saying that Liz Truss was basically right and warned Rishi Sunak against putting up taxes too much.
Finance minister Jeremy Hunt tried to show that Britain’s economy was turning a corner in his budget statement on Wednesday, but his chances of bolstering his Conservative Party’s fortunes before the next election look limited. Britain will now skirt a recession, official forecasters said, allowing Hunt to spend 20 billion pounds
“Sunak is the better performer of the two by far, but the question is whether he can demonstrate that and use it to get across an effective message in the time available to him,” said polling guru Prof Sir John Curtice, of Strathclyde University.
In the Maldivian presidential election, Mohamed Muizzu of the Progressive Party of Maldives has won when he polled 54.06 per cent in the runoff after he won 46 per cent in the first round. Incumbent Ibrahim Mohamed Solih congratulated Muizzu and thanked the people “for the beautiful democratic example”.
Red hot sparks fly through the air as a worker in a heat-resistant suit pokes a long metal rod into a nickel smelter, coaxing the molten metal from a crucible at a processing facility on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. The smelter run by global mining firm Vale and powered by electricity from three dams churns out
As the Princess of Wales receives praise for her stylish new updo, some people have called attention to claims that Meghan Markle’s messy bun “broke royal protocol” during her time as a senior member of the royal family. On Wednesday, Kate Middleton stepped out in a departure from her usual hairstyle.
This was the week when just about everything that came gushing out of our Great News Funnels seemed to be sounding an all-too-real warning: Our world’s greatest democracy was shaking, shuddering and basically going to hell in a handbasket. (Whatever that means.) But we know the bottom line about what it