Latest from Boris Johnson: More Brits feel cost of living pressure, survey finds

Boris Johnson gets a legal poll from the police at Partygate

More Britons are feeling pressure on the cost of living as the prices of everyday items continue to rise, according to a survey.

About 76 percent of adults said their cost of living increased in the past month, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS) survey that received thousands of responses.

It represents a significant increase from the 69% recorded in the last two weeks of January.

The most commonly reported causes are always:

  • increase in food store prices (90%)
  • increase in energy bills (77%)
  • fuel price increase (69%)

It comes as the Liberal Democrats lead the charge to pressure the government to publish the full, uncorrected version of Sue Gray’s report on the No 10 Partygate scandal.

The “humble speech” motion was supported by 13 lawmakers, who sought the support of others to ensure the party “no more cover-ups and lies.”

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Tory MP claims he accused Boris Johnson of ‘accidentally’ damaging Britain’s international reputation

A Tory MP said he had written a letter criticizing Boris Johnson for “accidentally” damaging the UK’s international reputation.

Joy Morrissey was appointed Private Secretary to Parliament to Mr Johnson in her reshuffle last week, a role that will allow Johnson to work closely with her.

But faces flushed in Whitehall over the weekend after it was revealed that Morrissey had harshly criticized the government for cutting international aid.

Eleanor SlyFebruary 16, 2022 08:03

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Downing Street staff say debating party poll could be ‘separate offense’

He told Downing Street staff that the Metropolitan Police should not be interviewed when answering a police questionnaire about a number of potentially violating Covid rules.

They were warned that doing so could constitute a “separate offense”.

The polls began to be published at the end of last week and were also sent to Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Meanwhile, Scotland Yard’s new guidelines for people who can be contacted about meetings under investigation, said by the Cabinet Office, they can always “seek legal advice” before responding.

Eleanor SlyFebruary 16, 2022 08:24

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Wales seeks to pay a universal basic income of £19,200 a year

The devolved administration has announced that a universal basic income trial from the Welsh government will pay around 500 people £1,600 per month.

Under the pilot policy, some vulnerable young people will receive £19,200 a year for 24 months from their 18th birthday – the highest rate of any large scale pilot.

The system will be open to all young people leaving care, doubling the number of people originally planned.

Eleanor SlyFebruary 16, 2022 08:55

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Independent TV: Will Partygate be the end of Boris Johnson?

The future of Boris Johnson is on the edge of the razor.

While we’ve seen an update on the Sue Gray investigation, the full report has yet to be released, and Metropolitan Police Chief Cressida Dick has announced that she is under Criminal investigation for violating the Prime Minister’s lockdown restrictions.

But how much damage is the party door doing to the Conservative Party, how many parties have taken place, and will this be the end of Boris Johnson? The Independent’s political commentator, John Rentoul, uncovers partygate’s miserable history.

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The future of Boris Johnson is on the edge of the razor. While we’ve seen an update on the Sue Gray investigation, the full report has yet to be released, and Metropolitan Police Chief Cressida Dick announced that the Prime Minister is under criminal investigation for violating lockout restrictions. But how much damage is the party door doing to the Conservative Party, how many parties have taken place, and will this be the end of Boris Johnson? The Independent’s political commentator, John Rentoul, uncovers partygate’s miserable history.

Eleanor SlyFebruary 16, 2022 09:25

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Keir Starmer urges Boris Johnson to tear down Russian ‘dirty money’

Keir Starmer accused Boris Johnson’s Conservatives of “facilitating” Russian influence by allowing Vladimir Putin’s allies to use London as a place to launder their “dirty money”.

The Labor leader repeated his call for Mr Johnson to return around £5m in donations from Russia-linked sources and urged the Prime Minister to crack down on the ‘cottage industry’ lobby in the UK on behalf of the Putin regime.

Sir Keir warned that failure to act now “will only further strengthen Vladimir Putin’s attempts to prey on and threaten his neighbors and democracies around the world”.

Eleanor SlyFebruary 16, 2022 09:55

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London Assembly votes to condemn Priti Patel’s Boundary Act as ‘racist’ law

The London Assembly has said Priti Patel’s Citizenship and Borders Act is a ‘potentially racist’ bill and should not continue.

A large majority of the deposed parliament supported a motion calling on the Home Secretary to stop the controversial law, saying it ‘places ethnic minority Britons as second-class citizens’.

By law, the Home Secretary can strip any British national of his citizenship ‘when it is deemed to have claimed the citizenship of another country’ and when it is in the ‘public interest’.

Eleanor Sly16 February 2022 10:24

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Keir Starmer calls for action to tackle rising cost of living

Labor leader Sir Keir Starmer said it was reasonable for workers to demand higher wages, while urging the UK government to do more to combat the rising cost of living.

Sir Keir said it was “very difficult” to tell people they were not entitled to a salary increase as the cost of living was rising rapidly in the UK.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said consumer price index (CPI) inflation reached 5.5% in January, with wages failing to keep up with rising prices.

Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey, who earned £575,538 in salaries and benefits last year, suggested that workers avoid asking for large wage increases to avoid fueling the rise in inflation.

Sir Keir said Guardian“It’s very difficult to say to people universally, ‘Because you don’t even have the right to ask for a raise. »

Figures released by the ONS on Wednesday showed that CPI inflation rose to 5.5% in January from 5.4% in December.

It is expected to reach 7.25% in April, the highest level since August 1991.

Eleanor Sly16 February 2022 11:00 am

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UK inflation hits 30-year high of 5.5% as cost of living crisis continues

In the UK, inflation rose to 5.5%, the highest in nearly three decades, due to tighter living costs.

The consumer price index inflation rate reached 5.4% in December and remains the highest in nearly 30 years after reaching 5.5% in January.

It comes as the UK remains in the grip of a shrinking cost of living.

Eleanor SlyFebruary 16, 2022 11:45