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Boris Johnson seeks political revival with policy blitz – LIVE

Boris Johnson says no-confidence vote victory ‘decisive’ despite massive Tory revolt

In the wake of a damaging confidence vote on his leadership, Boris Johnson is expected to attempt to turn the political tide with policy announcements aimed at easing the housing crisis.

Days after 41 percent of his own lawmakers voted to oust him, the prime minister on Thursday expanded the housing union’s right to buy to tenants and allow people to use housing benefits and pay a mortgage. Will plan to give

Mr Johnson was branded a “lame duck” prime minister as he faced lawmakers in the Commons for the first time since the vote on Monday night, with SNP leader Ian Blackford comparing him to Monty Python’s Black Knight, who Claiming that the fatal wounds were just wounds to the flesh, saying: “It’s over, it’s done.”

But a defiant Mr Johnson claimed that he had “raised all political opponents” because his government had done “some very great and very remarkable things which they did not consider necessary” – and joked that his political career was ” Hardly started”. ,


’13-year-old refugee girl sent back to Ukraine after Home Office denied visa’

Boris Johnson has promised Home Secretary Priti Patel will look into bringing a 13-year-old Ukrainian girl back to a war zone after the UK government “refused” to process her application.

Labor MP Tulip Siddiq told the prime minister that a constituent had tried to house a 13-year-old girl and her 18-year-old sister – but the Home Office bureaucracy had torn apart the family.

She said the two Ukrainian sisters were kept in “dangerous temporary housing” in Montenegro for several weeks to hear whether they would be accepted under the UK’s sponsorship scheme, reports Adam Forrest.

Namita Singh |9 June 2022 05:40


Allies warn Johnson against rewarding infidelity

Boris Johnson’s aides have warned him not to reward the rebels as he launched a policy attack to close deep rifts in his party over his leadership.

He rejected Mr Johnson’s calls to expand his cabinet and woo some of the 148 lawmakers who tried to end his premiership on Monday night, suggesting instead that they should publicly support him. For this the ministers should be sacked.

Mr Johnson’s attempt to restart his government has fallen on deaf ears, moving forward from calls for lawmakers to resign over his role in the Partygate scandal.

Kate Devlin And Andrew Woodcock report report:

Namita Singh |9 June 2022 05:25


Sir Keir Starmer to meet Irish leaders amid NI protocol controversy

Sir Keir Starmer is expected to meet with Irish political leaders in Dublin on Thursday amid talks of a post-Brexit arrangement for Northern Ireland.

The Labor leader’s talks with President Michael D Higgins and Taoiseach Michael Martin followed discussions with the British-Irish Chamber in Dublin.

His first visit to Ireland while at the helm of the opposition came when the UK government proposed controversial legislation to override the Northern Ireland Protocol.

Labor leader Sir Keir Starmer will make his first visit to Ireland this week

(PA Wire)

Sir Keir, who will be visiting Belfast as part of the visit, will also meet Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney and Finance Minister Pascal Donohoe.

Irish Labor Party leader Ivana Besik will also meet with Sir Keir in the Irish capital.

On Friday, Labor leaders will be in Belfast to meet political leaders in Stormont, where they are expected to call for compromise and talks to end the political deadlock over the return of the powersharing executive.

Now is not the time for sports, but for practical solutions based on trust. And because that’s how business operates, it’s important that you are around the table, and your voice is heard.

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Namita Singh |9 June 2022 05:05


Exclusive: MPs and lords urge government to ban lead

A cross-party coalition of lawmakers and lords has set up a parliamentary group to ban lead shots used to kill wildlife for consumption, which they say can cause the deaths of 100,000 other birds each year. causes.

The Lead Ammunition All Party Parliamentary Group is teaming up with the largest wildlife organizations in the UK to oppose the poisonous ammunition, which is commonly used to kill animals such as pheasants, pheasants, rabbits, grouse, hares and even woodpeckers. is done to kill.

Its members argue that people suffer the effects of lead pollution by eating game meat as well as coming into contact with wildlife, plants, soil and pets that have been contaminated.

Read the details in this special Jane Dalton,

Namita Singh |9 June 2022 04:50


PM will focus on housing benefits amid economic and political storm

Boris Johnson will reportedly allow people to use their housing benefits to buy homes, as part of policy announcements aimed at easing the housing crisis and ensuring Downing Street’s own residency.

The prime minister is expected to use a speech in Lancashire on Thursday to help people back their incomes, demanding that the initiative be revamped after 41 percent of Tory MPs voted to oust him. Announcement of a plan to break the rules preventing the declaration of profit as part of the scheme. for a mortgage and using it to make monthly payments.

With the cost of housing benefits expected to rise to £30bn last year, Mr Johnson will reportedly argue that this money would be better spent helping people up the property ladder than paying their rent – ​​in a policy called Called “Bricks Benefit”. by a minister, according to many times,

my colleague Andy Gregory Report:

Namita Singh |9 June 2022 04:26


Labor MP among those criticizing PM’s alleged housing benefit scheme

Shadow Minister Jess Phillips is among those questioning how Boris Johnson’s reported policy allows people to use housing benefits to pay off their mortgages, given that savings and investments Individuals with more than £16,000 in the U.S. are not eligible for benefits.

“It’s almost as if Boris Johnson doesn’t get much out of casework,” the Labor MP quipped.

And Torsten Bell, chief executive of the Resolution Foundation, tweeted:

Andy Gregory9 June 2022 03:40


Failure to consult government barrister on Brexit protocol plan is ‘unprecedented’, says former minister

MPs have expressed anger amid new fears that the government may violate international law with plans to break the Northern Ireland Protocol, Kate Devlin And Andrew Woodcock report good.

Leaked correspondence showed today that a senior legal adviser warned it could not be “credibly” argued that there was no option to unilaterally override Mr Johnson’s Brexit agreement.

Reports also emerged that Sir James Eddy, the government’s independent barrister on national legal issues, had not been consulted about whether the planned bill would break international law.

A former cabinet minister told independent It was “unprecedented” not to ask for Sir James’ opinion on such an important matter.

Andy Gregory9 June 2022 02:43


Allies warn Boris Johnson not to reward betrayal by pacifying rebels

With rumors of a post-confidence vote reshuffling at Westminster, Boris Johnson’s aides have warned him not to reward rebels who sought to end their premiership on Monday night.

A ministerial aide said: “Reach them? F**k off. What kind of message will he send?”

“There are only so many jobs in the government. You cannot reward infidelity. For starters, it doesn’t work. You don’t attract people to your point of view like this. People are not more loyal when they join the government, but they can be less loyal when they leave the government.

“And the message it sends will be terrible. That you reward those who are traitors, who vote against you, remaining prime minister? Instead it should reward loyalty, and there are some who are now don’t seem particularly loyal to those who can place.”

Another suggested there was no need to widen the cabinet as there was no alternative candidate for Mr Johnson who could appeal to all sides of the party.

“Who can appeal to the staunch Brexiters and those who support live better than Boris? I don’t see anyone moving forward.”

Our Whitehall Editor Kate Devlin and political editor Andrew Woodcock Here’s the full story:

Andy Gregory9 June 2022 01:45


PM to announce schemes for people to use housing benefits to pay off mortgages, reports suggest

Boris Johnson reportedly wants to allow people to use their housing benefits to buy homes as part of policy announcements tomorrow aimed at easing the housing crisis.

The prime minister is expected to use a speech in Lancashire to announce plans to break rules to prevent people from declaring benefits as part of their income when applying for a mortgage and Use it to make monthly payments.

One minister dubbed the policy a “bricks for profit” and claimed it would enable young people to pass mortgage lenders’ affordability checks, according to many times,

Andy Gregory9 June 2022 00:44


Housing association homes sold under new plan will be replaced, says Michael Gove

Shelter chief executive Dame Polly Neat has previously said that Boris Johnson’s “poor-minded idea” to extend the housing association’s right to buy to tenants is “contrary to the nation’s need”, warning: “The worse to sell May not be the time” remains of our last truly affordable social homes. ,

talking to ITV News On Wednesday evening, Housing Minister Michael Gove suggested Mr Johnson was committed to ensuring that new homes are built to replenish the stock of properties sold under the plan.

“We both need to build more social housing and help people own ownership,” Mr. Gove said. “When Conservative governments in the past were successful in expanding home ownership, they were also building council and social houses—that’s what Winston Churchill did, that’s what Harold Macmillan did.

“We have to go back to that and the prime minister has determined that we have a Churchill/Macmillan-style approach.”

many times The report says Mr. Gove has reached an agreement that each home sold will be replaced with a new one.

Andy Gregory8 June 2022 23:50

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