The former Chair of the Conservative Party doesn't hold back in this revealing and heartfelt interview. He tells the inside account of both recent Conservative Leadership Elections and what he told Rishi Sunak about certain members of the government. Clearly concerned about the direction of the government, Jake explains his own brand of conservatism and why 'levelling up' is so important to him and his constituents. Jake also tells the hilarious story of when Boris Johnson jilted the Northern Research Group of Conservative MPs to go to Ukraine instead, leaving them all waiting at Doncaster Racecourse. Despite that, could Boris come back..? Buy tickets to The Political Party, live at The Duchess Theatre here: https://nimaxtheatres.com/shows/the-political-party-with-matt-forde/Forthcoming guests include:5 Dec: Rachel Reeves19 Dec: Christmas Special with Emily Thornberry and music from MP423 Jan: Emily Maitlis and Jon Sopel6 March: Eddie Izzard Plus more to be announced! Follow @mattforde on Twitter for the latest news Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Siobhan Morris, CTV News; Dr. Michael Howlett, Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians; Dr. Earl Rubin, Montreal Children's Hospital; Ward Elcock, former CSIS director; Annie Bergeron-Oliver, CTV News; Francesco Sorbara, Liberal MP; Andrew Scheer, Conservative MP; Heather McPherson, NDP MP; Mark Holland, Government House Leader; Joyce Napier, CTV News; and Robert Benzie, Toronto Star.
Candy Greff, Canada's Silver Cross Mother; Lawrence MacAulay, Veterans Affairs Minister; Anita Anand, National Defence Minister; James Bezan, Conservative MP; Lindsay Mathyssen, NDP MP; Yuliya Kovaliv, Ukraine's Ambassador to Canada; Rachel Aiello, CTV News; Susan Delacourt, the Toronto Star; and Debbie Lowther, VETS Canada.
Find out what John Sweeney really thinks about his interview with the Conservative MP and newly re-appointed Veterans Minister, Johnny Mercer. Available exclusively on Global Player. https://www.globalplayer.com/podcasts/42KuWb/ Download it from the App store or go to globalplayer.com If you're already on Global Player, search 'Sweeney Keeps Talking'.
Jon Erlichman, BNN Bloomberg; Jasmin Guénette, Canadian Federation of Independent Business; Perrin Beatty, Canadian Chamber of Commerce; Carlene Variyan, Summa Strategies; Garry Keller, Strategy Corp; Beisan Zubi, The New Rules Consulting; Craig Alexander, Deloitte, Glen McGregor, CTV News; Jagmeet Singh, NDP Leader; Amita Kuttner, Interim Green Party Leader; Nathalie Sinclair-Desgagné, Bloc Québécois MP; Mostafa Askari, The Institute of Fiscal Studies and Democracy; Joyce Napier, CTV News; Chrystia Freeland, Finance Minister & Deputy Prime Minister; Jasraj Singh Hallan. Conservative MP; Stephanie Levitz, Toronto Star; Ian Bailey, The Globe and Mail; and Kelly Keehn, personal finance expert. Chrystia Freeland, Finance Minister & Deputy Prime Minister; and Pierre Poilievre, Conservative Leader (Live Event).
Host Ailbhe Rea profiles the U.K.'s new prime minister, with the help of those who know him best. From his early years in Southampton and his lifelong Hindu faith; his elite education at Winchester, Oxford and Stanford; to his rapid rise through the political ranks, his time as U.K. chancellor and his machinations for the top job, we uncover the values, personality traits, priorities and potential pitfalls of the new man in No. 10.At the Hindu temple in Southampton that Rishi Sunak's family have been attending for generations, we learn about what he was like as a young boy and the values instilled in him by his faith.Shabana Mahmood, now his opponent as Labour's national campaign coordinator, recalls Rishi the "library geek" from their days at Oxford together, and Alan Mak, a former Treasury minister and the Conservative MP for Havant, recalls the buzz around this high-flying banker when he arrived in parliament in 2015. Peter Cardwell, now political editor at TalkTV, looks back on being a special adviser working with Sunak in his first junior ministerial role. Cardwell's book is "The Secret Life of Special Advisers."Sky News' deputy political editor Sam Coates analyzes Rishi Sunak's rise through the ranks at Westminster — his strengths, weaknesses, and the help of Dominic Cummings — while one of the prime minister's former advisers and closest allies, the education minister Claire Coutinho, describes his approach to economics and being vindicated after the leadership contest. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
In this episode of the BikeRadar podcast, digital writer Jack Evans explores what's powering the popularity of electric bikes. Jack asks Specialized Globe and Brompton why they're investing in electric bike technology, while Emily Sinclair from cycling charity Sustrans and Selaine Saxby MP explain their support for ebikes. Meanwhile, Saul Leiken from Specialized Globe makes the case for electric cargo bikes as an alternative to cars in towns and cities. Brompton's head of design, Will Carley Smith, says going electric was an easy decision for the brand, but incorporating an electric motor into a compact folding bike proved trickier. Sustrans Cymru liveable cities and towns officer Emily Sinclair tells Jack about a Welsh government-funded scheme that loans electric bikes to people for free. Conservative MP for North Devon Selaine Saxby is a keen ebike user. She says the All Party Parliamentary Group for Cycling and Walking, which she co-chairs, advocates more financial support for people to buy electric bikes. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Criticism of Suella Braverman is mounting, with the home secretary under fire over her handling of an immigration centre in Kent. The Guardian's John Harris is joined by the former Conservative MP and justice secretary, David Gauke, and economist Miatta Fahnbulleh, to look at what this says about Rishi Sunak's political judgment, and the Conservatives' immigration policy. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/politicspod
Following scrutiny from Conservative MPs and charities over conditions at the Manston migrant processing centre in Kent, Home Secretary Suella Braverman has denied reports she blocked people from being moved into hotels or ignored legal advice, instead saying she had "worked hard to find alternative accommodation". There are currently around 4,000 people at Manston - the centre is designed to hold 1,600. Hundreds more were moved following a petrol bomb attack at a Border Force migrant centre in Dover on Sunday. On the Sky News Daily, Sally Lockwood is joined by Conservative MP Sir Roger Gale who explains his view of current Home Office migration policy. Also, John Vine, the UK's first independent chief inspector of borders and immigration, on what is causing the backlog, and Sky News' chief political correspondent Jon Craig on Ms Braverman's statement. Producer: Soila Apparicio Interviews Producer: Alys Bowen Podcast Promotions Producer: Emma Rae Woodhouse Editor: Philly Beaumont
Stephen Lecce, Ontario Education Minister; Laur Walton, CUPE Ontario School Board Council; Rachel Aiello, CTV News; Peter Fragiskatos, Liberal MP; Adam Chambers, Conservative MP; Daniel Blaikie, NDP MP; Robert Benzie, the Toronto Star; Lisa Raitt, former Conservative cabinet minister; and Nik Nanos, Nanos Research.
Isabel Hardman from The Spectator reviews a dramatic week in Westminster following Rishi Sunak's arrival in Downing Street. The former Conservative Cabinet minister Greg Clark discusses the Prime Minister's first few days in office with the Shadow Leader of the House Thangam Debbonaire. As Northern Ireland prepares for new elections to Stormont, the former DUP leader in Westminster Lord Dodds explains why his party refused to share power with Sinn Fein. Also in this week's programme, the SNP's Brendan O'Hara and Conservative MP and former Cabinet minister Theresa Villiers debate legislation to remove the legal status of all retained EU law by 2023. Not since the early 1980s have three former prime ministers sat in the House of Commons. The veteran documentary-maker Michael Cockerell, who interviewed Harold Wilson, James Callaghan and Edward Heath, joins Catherine Haddon from the Institute of Government to reflect on whether Theresa May, Boris Johnson and Liz Truss's presence on the backbenches will be a help or hindrance to Rishi Sunak. Editor: Peter Snowdon
Alicia Kearns is the Conservative MP for Rutland and Melton; and the first female chair of the foreign affairs select committee. Alicia built a reputation as a foreign policy powerhouse working in communications and counter-terrorism for the civil service. After leaving, she spent some time in the private sector before deciding to become an MP. In 2019 she was elected in the Conservative safe seat, Rutland and Melton where she now lives with her family. On the podcast, Alicia talks about why she left the civil service and the time she ‘came out' as a Conservative. She also shares her love for her Rutland and Melton, describing her constituents as ‘her people'. But makes no bones about how hard she finds the job: ‘I love being able to campaign and change policy. But I can't say I enjoy the job'. Now, as the chair of the foreign affairs select committee in Parliament, Alicia wants to improve the UK's resilience in diplomacy and ensure Rishi Sunak won't back away from Britain's international responsibilities. Produced by Natasha Feroze
Alicia Kearns is the Conservative MP for Rutland and Melton, and the first female chair of the foreign affairs select committee. Alicia built a reputation as a foreign policy powerhouse working in communications and counter-terrorism for the civil service. After leaving, some time was spent in the private sector before Alicia decided to become an MP. In 2019 she was elected in the Conservative safe seat, Rutland and Melton where she now lives with her family. On the podcast, Alicia talks about why she left the civil service and the time she ‘came out' as a Conservative. She also shares her love for her Rutland and Melton, describing her constituents as ‘her people'. But makes no bones about how hard she finds the job: ‘I love being able to campaign and change policy. But I can't say I enjoy the job'. Now, as the chair of the foreign affairs select committee in Parliament, Alicia wants to improve the UK's resilience in diplomacy and ensure Rishi Sunak won't back away from Britain's international responsibilities. Produced by Natasha Feroze
Conservative Rishi Sunak has just become the third leader of the U.K. in two months, and he's got a mandate to rule until 2025. But many are questioning the process that led to him, and his predecessor Liz Truss, becoming prime minister in the first place: neither was chosen by British voters in a general election. They voted for a different Conservative MP, Boris Johnson, back in 2019 — before he was pushed out by a series of scandals. And they may not get to choose another prime minister until 2025. This is not an uncommon situation in parliamentary democracies. B.C., Alberta and Manitoba now all have leaders that weren't voted in by the general public. Is this a bad thing? A bug, or a feature? And if it is a problem, what should be done about it? Today, Aaron Wherry, a senior writer with CBC's parliamentary bureau, is here to dive into all of that.
David George-Cosh, BNN Bloomberg; Randy Boissonnault, Associate Finance Minister; Stephanie Kusie, Conservative MP; Niki Ashton, NDP MP; Lawrence Greenspon, Human Rights Lawyer; Tonda MacCharles, the Toronto Star; Zi-Ann Lum, Politico; Jimmy Jean, Chief Economist, Desjardins Group; and Christine Normandin, Bloc Québécois MP.
Judy Trinh, CTV News; Rachel Bendayan, Liberal MP; Adam Chambers, Conservative MP; Rachel Blaney, NDP MP; Jeremy Kinsman, former Canadian high commissioner to the U.K.; Joyce Napier, CTV News; Robert Benzie, the Toronto Star; Matthew Dubé, former NDP MP; and Laura Berger, Canadian Civil Liberties Association.
Penny drops... Laura K gives us her instant take. The ex-Chancellor who lost to Liz Truss in the Tory leadership race just seven weeks ago now has the keys to Number 10, after Penny Mordaunt failed to secure the nominations she needed to set up a vote among Conservative MPs. How did Rishi Sunak get here, what will he actually do as PM and what challenges will be face? Laura Kuenssberg gives us her instant take. This emergency Newscast was made by Daniel Wittenberg with Chris Flynn. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The assistant editor was Sam Bonham.
More than 100 Conservative MPs have backed the former chancellor Rishi Sunak to become the UK's next prime minister. Mr Sunak hasn't officially said he is running, it's believed he will do so soon. Meanwhile, supporters of the former Prime Minister Boris Johnson say he also has more than 100 backers but without evidence. We hear from supporters of the two men. Also in the programme: Blackouts are being reported in cities across Ukraine after attacks from Russian forces; and Chinese state media says former president Hu Jintao was led out of the Communist Party Congress because of ill health. (Picture: Conservative MP Rishi Sunak leaves his home address in London. Credit: REUTERS/Maja Smiejkowska)
Marco Mendicino, Public Safety Minister; Raquel Dancho, Conservative MP; Alexandre Boulerice, NDP MP; Daniele Hamamdjian, CTV News; Greg MacEachern, Proof Strategies; Lisa Raitt, former Conservative deputy leader; Anne McGrath, NDP National Director; Kevin Gallagher, CTV News; Rachel Aiello, CTV News; Susan Delacourt, the Toronto Star; and Greg Weston, Earnscliffe Strategies.
A prominent member of the British cabinet says he's considering backing Boris Johnson in the contest to become prime minister. The Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said Mr Johnson won the last general election in 2019 with a huge majority. The former prime minister stepped down in July after a series of scandals. No candidates have yet put themselves forward in the contest, which will be decided by Conservative MPs and the party membership. The second leadership contest in four months follows the resignation of Liz Truss on Thursday. The opposition has called for a general election. Also today: Dozens of people killed in Chad after anti-government protests, and the hidden life of the late actor Paul Newman. (Photo: A 9NEWS reporter holds a copy of The Sun newspaper, with former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on the cover, outside 10 Downing Street in London, 21 October, 2022. Credit: Henry Nicholls/Reuters)
There are calls for a general election in the UK, where a third prime minister could be put in place in under two months. Following what's been described by the Opposition Labour Party as a "revolving door of chaos", out-going Liz Truss (who claims the dubious record of completing Britain's shortest term as Prime Minister, just 45 days in Number 10) resigned in the early hours of our morning. A new Conservative leader is likely to be in place by this time next week. They need to get the backing of 100 MPs by Monday to enter the race. Pundits are tipping Liz Truss's close contender Rishi Sunak to take over, and Conservative MPs have already openly pledged their support for him. There's also speculation Boris Johnson might tip his hat at it, again. It's reported he's getting similar backing from Tory colleagues. Lynn Freeman is joined by Hugo Gye, Deputy Political Editor of The iPaper, based in the House of Commons press gallery.
On a dramatic day at Westminster, Matt Chorley and Times Radio's Lucy Fisher tell the inside story of the events that led up to the resignation of Liz Truss.He speaks to three Conservative MPs who wanted her out of Number 10, and columnists Iain Martin and Helen Lewis discuss the end game. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Advisers to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Oct. 20 recommended adding COVID-19 vaccines to the child and adolescent immunization schedules, despite the vaccines still being under emergency authorization for some children. Liz Truss, who became UK prime minister just six weeks ago, has resigned after a significant number of Conservative MPs lost confidence in her leadership. The U.S. State Department is funding drag performances in the South American country of Ecuador, according to the department's online grant summary. ⭕️Watch in-depth videos based on Truth & Tradition at Epoch TV
Can the embattled Prime Minister Liz Truss rally the support of her party? It's been another difficult week of U-turns for the Conservatives as new Chancellor Jeremy Hunt takes an axe to Kwasi Kwarteng's previous mini-budget announcements, and the PM faces Labour Leader Keir Starmer at PMQs. What can the Prime Minister do to win back the support of both Conservative MPs and the public? Also, the Scottish Government lays out its economic plans for an independent Scotland, from borders to currency.
Peter Fragiskatos, Liberal MP; Adam Chambers, Conservative MP; Taylor Bachrach, NDP MP; Melanie Nagy, CTV News; Paul Workman, CTV News; Rachel Aiello, CTV News; Zi-Ann Lum, Politico; Joel Harden, Ontario NDP MPP; and Lori Nikkel, Second Harvest.
After yesterday's stunning economic U-turn, today was a day where it was eerily quiet... almost too quiet. Why? Have the Conservatives finally decided to coalesce around their beleaguered leader? Was Jeremy Hunt's announcement enough to quell the baying wolves? It certainly calmed the markets down. We explore what's happening now, what manoeuvring could be going on behind the scenes, and how pivotal tomorrow's Prime Minister's Questions is for her. If she comes through it well, she could be able to put her stuttering start behind her. And we talk to Conservative MP and former chief whip Andrew Mitchell in the studio, and we also talk President Biden's extraordinary intervention in UK politics. Jon tells him to, well, mind his own business. Plus - we want to hear your questions. Send them in via our socials or email us at email@example.com. Planning: Melissa Tutesigensi Social Editor: Ollie McGrath Production: Gabriel Radus Deputy Editor: Tom Hughes Executive Producer: Dino Sofos For exclusive daily videos from The News Agents visit Global Player: https://www.globalplayer.com/videos/brands/news-agents/the-news-agents/ The News Agents is a Global Player Original and a Persephonica Production.
Annie Bergeron-Oliver, CTV News; Mathieu Fleury, Ottawa City Councillor; Bryan May, Liberal MP; James Bezan, Conservative MP; Lindsay Mathyssen, NDP MP; Kira Rudik, Member of Ukrainian Parliament; Bob Fife, the Globe and Mail; Tonda MacCharles, the Toronto Star; Chris Lewis, CTV News Public Safety Analyst; and Christopher Parsons, Citizen Lab.
Peter Fragiskatos, Liberal MP; Melissa Lantsman, Conservative MP; Heather McPherson, NDP MP; Annie Bergeron-Oliver, CTV News; Bill Browder, Global Magnitsky Justice Campaign; Evgenia Kara-Murza, wife of Russian political prisoner Vladimir Kara-Murza; David Suzuki, scientist & environmentalist, David Suzuki Foundation; Joyce Napier, CTV News; Robert Benzie, the Toronto Star; and Charles Bordeleau, former Chief of Police of the Ottawa Police Service.
After a day of speculation, the rumours that Liz Truss was about to U-turn on more areas of the mini-budget proved untrue. Conservative MPs had a tense evening in the 1922 Committee meeting last night – are there any good options left for the Prime Minister? Isabel Hardman speaks to Fraser Nelson and James Forsyth. Produced by Natasha Feroze.
Yasir Naqvi, Liberal MP; Dane Lloyd, Conservative MP; Peter Julian, NDP MP; Joy Malbon, CTV News; Annie Bergeron-Oliver, CTV News; Dominic Cardy, New Brunswick MLA; Yves Giroux, Parliamentary Budget Officer; Judy Trinh, CTV News; Robert Benzie, the Toronto Star; Peter MacKay, former justice minister; and Azam Jangravi, Iranian women's rights activist.
Almost everyone seems to agree we're not building enough house, so today Matt looks at how a house is built, from planning through to getting what politicians like to call shovels in the ground. He speaks to a builder, a planner and Martin Roberts from Homes Under the Hammer as well as a Conservative MP who criticises the government's planning reforms, Theresa Villiers. Plus Patrick Kidd and James Marriott discuss the last ten days of Liz Truss and mediocre politicians. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Yuliya Kovaliv, Ukraine's Ambassador to Canada; Anthony Housefather, Liberal MP; Rachael Thomas, Conservative MP; Lindsay Mathyssen, NDP MP; Rachel Notley, Alberta NDP Leader; Bob Fife, the Globe and Mail; Fatima Syed, The Narwhal; and Max Fawcett, National Observer.
Today on the Richard Syrett Show: Sue-Ann Levy, journalist for True North talks about Toronto's very own “Big Dig”. Tom Korski, managing editor at Blacklocks explains how the nazi flag at the freedom convoy was overblown. Conservative MP for St. Albert-Edmonton, Michael Cooper discusses the Chinese communist regime setting up at least 3 police stations in Canada. Art Moore, author for WND brings up a group that exposed deadly covid protocols at hospitals. Then Sheila Gunn Reid, host for Rebel News on the Florida Department of Health announcing their independent evaluation of the mRNA vaccine reported injuries.
CMU's Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last week, including M People's anger at Liz Truss walking on stage at the Conservative Party conference to their song 'Moving On Up' and whether or not her doing so was copyright infringement, plus Apple Music's big brag that it now has over 100 million tracks available for users to listen to. STORIES DISCUSSED THIS WEEK • M People hit out as Liz Truss walks on stage to Moving On Up • Apple Music catalogue passes 100 million tracks ALSO MENTIONED • CMU Insights copyright training (for any Conservative MPs reading) MORE FROM CMU • Upcoming CMU webinars • Buy MMF and CMU Insights' Dissecting The Digital Dollar book on Amazon • Sign up to receive the CMU Daily news bulletin • Listen to the full Setlist theme tune
In this episode of .think atlantic, IRI's Thibault Muzergues is joined by Saqib Bhatti to talk about the politics of diversity. Saqib Bhatti is the Conservative MP for Meriden, and has been an MP continuously since 12 December 2019. What does the UK and the Conservative study case show us about the politics of minority? Why is it that minority voters no longer go only to the left? Why are minority voters attracted by Conservative parties around the transatlantic space? Is there any point at which the promotion of diversity becomes a problem? Listen for answers to these questions and more in this episode. Find Saqib Bhatti on Twitter @bhatti_saqib Find Thibault Muzergues on Twitter @tmuzergues Find .think atlantic on Twitter @ThinkAtlantic Find IRI on Twitter @IRIglobal
The Government should consider introducing a direct payment to small farms in England according to Conservative MP and chair of the EFRA (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) Committee, Sir Robert Goodwill. He tells us around £10,000 pounds a year could ensure their survival. Direct payments to farmers in England are currently being phased out, while a new policy to pay farmers public money only for providing public goods is brought in. And as we come to the end of our week looking at the potato industry, we catch up with those who grow seed potatoes here but still can't export them to the EU after Brexit. And we hear about a £2m project to reduce the potato's carbon footprint. Presented by Charlotte Smith Produced in Bristol by Natalie Donovan
It's been four weeks since Liz Truss became prime minister and her policies are already facing criticism from senior Conservative MPs. Rafael Behr reports on whether she'll be able to hold the party together. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
Welcome to The Galloway Show Podcast! #TheGallowayShow25A live talk show with your comments and reactions, right on the pulse of what is happening in the world. Live on YoutubeLiz Truss may only be in her second month as PM but some Conservative MPs are already speculating that she could be gone by Christmas following September's disastrous "mini-Budget". Several Tory MPs are said to have submitted letters of no confidence to Sir Graham Brady, which could lead to our third Prime Minister in a calendar year.Will Liz Truss be gone by Christmas?Get the episode early at Patreon: patreon.com/georgegalloway as well as my audiobooks and every podcast episode so far! If you aren't already subscribed to Patreon, it's really easy for you to subscribe to the patron-only feed. From the device where you want to listen, click here https://open.acast.com/public/patreon/fanSubscribe/785426 to sign in to your Patreon account, hit “Allow” to enable delivery of the content, then select your podcast app of choice to subscribe. This works with Apple Podcasts, Overcast, Pocket Casts, Downcast, Podcast Addict, Acast and dozens more podcast apps.Thanks for your support! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Joining Iain Dale on Cross Question this evening are human rights barrister Charlotte Proudman, Liberal Democrat MP Munira Wilson, political YouTuber Mahyar Tousi and former Conservative MP and minister Michael Brown.
A senior Conservative MP has told The News Agents Liz Truss is facing a critical moment and may have just ten days to save her job. Party discipline appears to be crumbling before our eyes. Ministers are openly touting policies they favour or reject and some are even telling each other to quietly go away. There is a restlessness at the Conservative Party Conference which tells you things haven't really gone back to normal. And may not ever. We speak to a Cabinet minister who wants his rebel colleagues to shut up. And to a former minister who says he's propelled to speak truth to power when he sees a bad policy. And tomorrow they all have to coalesce behind the leader as Liz Truss gives her keynote speech. How's that looking? Producer: Gabriel Radus Planning: Melissa Tutesigensi Video: Rory Symon Deputy Editor: Tom Hughes Executive Producer: Dino Sofos For exclusive daily videos from The News Agents visit Global Player: https://www.globalplayer.com/videos/brands/news-agents/the-news-agents/ The News Agents is a Global Player Original and a Persephonica Production.
Liz Truss is being warned by some Conservative MPs that she could face another rebellion if she decides to make real-terms cuts to benefits to help pay for her tax cutting package and plans for growth. On Monday the Chancellor, Kwasi Kwarteng, announced a dramatic U-turn on the government's proposal to scrap the top rate of tax after a series of senior Tories criticised the measure. Speaking to Today's Nick Robinson, from the Conservative Party in Birmingham, the Prime Minister insisted she was "listening" to people's concerns after last month's mini-Budget but she refused to rule out raising benefits by less than inflation. (Image: Liz Truss, Credit: Aaron Chown/PA Wire)
The government has U-turned on plans to scrap the 45p rate of income tax for higher earners, a day after the prime minister committed to them. Chris and Adam are in Birmingham for the Conservative party conference, where Kwasi Kwarteng defended economic plans but admitted there had been “a little turbulence”. Conservative MP and former cabinet minister Grant Shapps joins them, as does Bloomberg's Stephanie Flanders. This episode of Newscast was made by Tim Walklate with Miranda Slade and Chris Flynn. The technical producer was Emma Crowe and the editor was Jonathan Aspinwall.
Despite rejecting the Office for Budget Responsibility's offer of a forecast to accompany last week's so-called fiscal event, this morning it appears that the government have u-turned. What can we expect from the OBR's statement ahead of the November budget? Also on the podcast, after last night's YouGov poll put Labour ahead by 33 points, how has the news been received by Conservative MPs? Will Truss row back on her economic plans? Katy Balls speaks to Fraser Nelson and James Forsyth. Produced by Natasha Feroze and Oscar Edmondson.
Prime Minister Liz Truss and Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng are set to meet with the head of the Office for Budget Responsibility, known as the OBR and the country's independent forecaster, to discuss the situation. One of the reasons the markets reacted so badly to the chancellor's tax cutting plans released a week ago is that there was no accompanying economic forecast from the Office for Budget responsibility. Last night, the OBR confirmed that it was ready to produce an updated assessment of public finances to be published with the mini-budget a week ago, as is usual practice, but the offer was rejected. Today's Mishal Husain and Justin Webb spoke to Mel Stride, Conservative MP and Chair of the Treasury Select Committee and Andrew Griffith, the Financial Secretary to the Treasury. (IMAGE CREDIT: Chris Radburn/PA Wire)