Sir Robert Buckland becomes first cabinet minister to swap sides as he backs Liz Truss in Conservative leadership race | Politics News

[ Sir Robert Buckland has become the first cabinet minister to swap his support in the Conservative Party leadership race. The secretary of state for Wales is now supporting Liz Truss, having previously backed Rishi Sunak. Writing in The Daily Telegraph, Sir Robert says that changing his mind was “not an easy thing to do”. … Read more

Public has a ‘right to know’: Speaker refuses to reveal why MPs wanted parliament attendance data deleted | Politics News

[ The House of Commons Speaker has refused to reveal why MPs want their attendance records at parliament deleted – a move to block information campaigners say the public has a “right to know”. It was decided earlier this year that the records of when MPs used their passes to access the Houses of Parliament … Read more

Liz Truss accused of ‘using’ Jewish community to attack civil service over antisemitism | Politics News

[ Liz Truss, the Conservative leadership frontrunner, has been criticised after accusing the civil service of having a “woke” culture that “strays into antisemitism”. The foreign secretary also referred to “setting up your own business” as being a “Jewish value”. The FDA union, which represents civil servants, described her pledge to “change woke civil service … Read more

Boris Johnson admits cost of living support is not enough – but announces no new measures to ease burden of rising bills | Politics News

[ Boris Johnson has admitted that the cost of living support the government is providing is not enough – but he refused to announce any immediate measures to combat spiralling household bills. Mr Johnson doubled down on his remarks that it will be up to his successor – either Liz Truss or Rishi Sunak – … Read more

Labour pledges to scrap ‘outrageous’ prepayment energy meter costs as PM announces no new measures to ease cost of living | Politics News

[ Labour has vowed to stop “outrageous” premiums that energy prepayment meter customers face. The pledge is part of a package of measures to tackle the cost of living crisis which Sir Keir Starmer’s party is set to unveil. It comes as Boris Johnson doubled down on his insistence that it is for his successor … Read more

Ben Wallace: Defence secretary orders audit of military flying training as RAF leadership in ‘tailspin’ over leaks | UK News

[ The defence secretary has ordered an internal inspection of the UK’s military flying training after Sky News revealed the system to generate RAF pilots is in crisis, it can be revealed. The move by Ben Wallace is an embarrassing blow for Air Chief Marshal Sir Mike Wigston, the head of the Royal Air Force … Read more

Major cities ‘cut off’ after rail operator slashes services as govt urged to intervene | Politics News

[ The government has been accused of “washing its hands of responsibility” after a major train operator slashed its intercity timetable and suspended ticket operations over summer.  Labour’s shadow transport minister Louise Haigh told Sky News it is a “disgrace major cities are being cut off” after Avanti West Coast reduced its routes connecting London … Read more

No new measures to help with cost of living after crisis talks between Boris Johnson and energy bosses | Politics News

[ No new measures have been announced after a meeting between Boris Johnson and energy bosses to discuss soaring household bills. Speaking after the meeting, the prime minister said he would continue to urge the energy sector to ease the cost of living pressures on people facing rising bills. But he repeated his stance that … Read more