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Boris Johnson urged to cut taxes and ‘ditch Sunak’ to save his job – leef

Boris Johnson urged to cut taxes and ‘ditch Sunak’ to save his job - leef
PM’s allies are urging Johnson to appoint Jeremy Hunt as Chancellor to prevent Tory civil war

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Boris Johnson says no-confidence vote win ‘decisive’ despite mass Tory rebellion

Boris Johnson is being urged to cut taxes this year to safeguard his position as eerste minister, volgens berigte.

Mr Johnson’s own cabinet is piling on the pressure, Volgens Die tye. One minister told the paper: “If we keep taxation at the rate it is now we are going to struggle.”

It comes as Mr Johnson’s allies encourage him to ditch Rishi Sunak and elevate Jeremy Hunt aan chancellor in an effort to shore up his fragile leadership and prevent a Tory civil war.

The prime minister’s future in No 10 was left hanging in the balance after a vote of confidence on Monday night that saw 148 Conservative MPs vote against him.

Now Mr Johnson’s allies are eyeing up what they see as a “dream team” of him and Jeremy Hunt, soos gerapporteer deur The Daily Telegraph.

Intussen, Labour has called on tax authorities to investigate the financial affairs of the health secretary, Sajid Javid, Die Onafhanklike has learned.

The party has penned a letter to HMRC requesting a fresh examination of the cabinet minister’s historic tax arrangements.

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Rebel MPs ‘determined to change no-confidence vote rules

Rebel Tory MPs are reportedly detemined to change the 1922 Committee rules to allow another no-confidence vote in the PM within a year.

A current rule does not allow another no-confidence vote to take place in Mr Johnson for another year.

However one rebel MP has said they believe “there is a majority of 1922 officers who will agree to change the rules when the time is right.”

They reportedly expect the change to happen before the party’s October conference.

Holly Bancroft8 Junie 2022 08:14
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Ministers’ ‘improper’ attacks on judges threaten the constitution, parliamentary inquiry concludes

Ministers’ “improper” attacks on judges threaten the constitution and erode public confidence in the legal profession, MPs have concluded in a stinging parliamentary report.

An inquiry into the independence of the judiciary also raised concerns that recent decisions made by the Hooggeregshof “may appear” to be influenced by ministerial pressure.

Cross-party MPs noted that ministers have become more critical of judges in recent years in “an evolution that might be described as from ‘critique’ to ‘attack’”.

They argued that government politicians are misrepresenting legal rulings to their own advantage, attacking judges over their decisions, and making threats about legal reform.

Read the full story here:

Ministers’ ‘improper’ attacks on judges threaten the constitution, inquiry concludes

MPs raise concerns about ‘troubling trend’ in Supreme Court judgements being favourable to government

Holly Bancroft8 Junie 2022 07:52
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Johnson urged to sack ministers for ‘disloyalty

Boris Johnson is being urged by cabinet ministers to sack those MPs on the government payroll who did not publicly announce that they were backing him in the no-confidence vote.

Thirteen members of the government have not confirmed how they voted on Monday.

One cabinet minister told Die tye: “The prime minister needs to stamp his authority on the party. Some of the newer MPs are furious at the way people on the payroll have behaved.

“We’ve had ministers voting against him. He may be nervous about a reshuffle but he’s going to find it very hard to resist.”

Holly Bancroft8 Junie 2022 07:45
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Labour calls for HMRC investigation of Sajid Javid’s tax affairs

Labour has called on tax authorities to investigate the financial affairs of the health secretary, Sajid Javid, Die Onafhanklike has learned.

The party has penned a letter to HMRC requesting a fresh examination of the cabinet minister’s historic tax arrangements.

It centres on Mr Javid’s ties to a company called SA Capital. These links raise the “possibility that he has been a beneficiary of a loan scheme designed to avoid paying UK tax”, said the shadow health secretary, Wes Streeting.

A spokesperson for Mr Javid said the request for an investigation was a “smear attempt” by the Labour Party.

Read the full story by Anna Isak hier:

Labour calls for investigation of Sajid Javid’s tax affairs

Party says health secretary ‘potentially avoided paying hundreds of thousands of pounds’

Holly Bancroft8 Junie 2022 07:32
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PM urged by cabinet to cut taxes to save his job – berigte

Boris Johnson is being urged to cut taxes this year to safeguard his position as prime minister, volgens berigte.

Die tye has reported that Mr Johnson’s own cabinet is piling on the pressure.

One minister told the paper: “If we keep taxation at the rate it is now we are going to struggle.

“We are not in a good place. We have to reduce both personal and corporation tax levels. We can’t call ourselves a Conservative government if we have the highest tax burden since the 1940s.”

Holly Bancroft8 Junie 2022 07:17
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Patrick Vallance slams No 10 for not sticking to pandemic restrictions

It is “disappointing” that government officials did not adhere to the Covid rules put in place to control the spread of the virus, the government’s chief scientific adviser Sir Patrick Vallance gesê het.

Sir Patrick, 62, was one of the key scientists who updated the public through televised briefings during the pandemic, sometimes accompanied by prime minister Boris Johnson.

He was speaking after collecting an honour from the Duke of Cambridge at Buckingham Palace for helping to lead the UK’s battle against coronavirus, against the backdrop of an attempt this week by Tory MPs to remove Mr Johnson from office following the scandal over lockdown breaches in Downing Street.

It was really important at all stages that everyone stuck to the rules. It worked when people stuck to them. It is disappointing that that wasn’t the case,

Patrick Vallance

Find the details in this report by Emily Atkinson:

‘Disappointing’ No 10 didn’t stick to Covid rules, Patrick Vallance says

Covid rules worked best ‘when people stuck to them’, says the government’s chief scientific adviser

Namita Singh8 Junie 2022 07:05
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Kwarteng ‘confident’ that Johnson will lead Tory into general election

Business secretary Kwasi Kwarteng said he was “pretty confident” that Boris Johnson would still lead them into the next general election.

“I’m pretty confident he will but lots of things happen in politics, I’m 100 per cent behind him,'Het hy aan Channel gesê 4 News on Tuesday.

As far as this particular prime minister is concerned, he has been written off dozens of times. He’s somebody who’s extremely resilient and is extremely focused on delivering what matters to people.

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<p>Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Kwasi Kwarteng leaves after attending the weekly government cabinet meeting at Downing Street on 7 June 2022</bl>

Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Kwasi Kwarteng leaves after attending the weekly government cabinet meeting at Downing Street on 7 Junie 2022

Namita Singh8 Junie 2022 06:52
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PM warned against King Kong-style bid to show strength after MPs’ vote

Boris Johnson has been warned against a show-of-strength confrontation with Brussels as he seeks to shore up support among Tory MPs following his near defeat in Monday’s confidence vote.

The prime minister has done little publicly to reassure centrist critics since 40 per cent of the parliamentary party demanded his removal, instead vowing to “bash on” with plans for tax cuts, a Thatcherite right-to-buy policy, and legislation to override the Northern Ireland protocol.

One former minister told Die Onafhanklike he expected a lurch to the right as Johnson offers red meat to MPs who are demanding tax cuts and a tough line on Brexit as the price of their support.

But there were warnings that this could backfire, berigte Andrew Woodcock en Kate Devlin:

PM warned against King Kong-style bid to display strength after confidence vote

Centrists fear lurch to right on tax and Brexit as prime minister seeks to shore up support

Namita Singh8 Junie 2022 06:50
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Johnson to face MPs following confidence vote bruising

Boris Johnson is to face Parliament on Wednesday for the first time since the damaging revolt by Tory MPs in Monday’s confidence vote.

Backers of the prime minister can be expected to stage a noisy show of support when he steps up for his weekly Commons questions.

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Boris Johnson returns to 10 Downingstraat

But behind the scenes, tensions are running high after 40 per cent of Conservative MPs refused to back his premiership in the vote of confidence.

The discontent among the MPs was on a range of issues from Sue Gray’s report on lockdown parties to promised legislation aimed at overriding the Northern Ireland Protocol with the EU, as well as concerns over the high levels of tax.

Namita Singh8 Junie 2022 06:38
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Demands to change confidence vote rules

Former YouGov president Peter Kellner seemingly suggested that current party rules should be changed so ministers and their aides could not take part in confidence votes.

"Die 1922 Committee exists to represent Tory backbenchers. Suppose it had done so this week,” he wrote in a letter to the editor of Die tye.

“It would have honoured the electorate’s wish to depose Johnson, the need for effective government and the electoral interests of the Conservative Partyhad its rules allowed it to bar ministers and their aides from taking part in Monday’s vote.

Johnson would be out, as should any party leader who cannot retain the loyalty of their backbenchers.

Peter Kellner
Namita Singh8 Junie 2022 06:36