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Boris Johnson says victory in censorship vote is “decisive” despite massive Conservative rebellion

Boris Johnson is reportedly being asked to cut taxes this year to safeguard his position as prime minister.

Mr Johnson’s own cabinet is putting pressure on him, according to The Times. A minister told the newspaper: “If we keep taxes at the rate, it will cost us now.”

It comes as Mr Johnson’s allies encourage him to abandon Rishi Sunak and elevate Jeremy Hunt to chancellor in an effort to strengthen his fragile leadership and prevent a conservative civil war.

The prime minister’s future at number 10 was weighed in the balance after a vote of confidence on Monday night that saw 148 Conservative MPs vote against him.

Mr Johnson’s allies are now looking at what they see as a “dream team” of him and Jeremy Hunt, according to The Daily Telegraph.

Meanwhile, Labor has called on the tax authorities to investigate the financial affairs of Health Secretary Sajid Javid, according to The Independent.

The party has written a letter to HMRC calling for a re-examination of the Cabinet Minister’s historic tax deals.

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Labor calls on HMRC to investigate Sajid Javid’s tax affairs

The Labor has asked the tax authorities to investigate the financial affairs of the Secretary of Health, Sajid Javid, according to The Independent.

The party has written a letter to HMRC calling for a re-examination of the Cabinet Minister’s historic tax deals.

It focuses on the links of Mr. Javid with a company called SA Capital. These links increase the “possibility that you may have benefited from a loan plan designed to avoid paying UK taxes,” said shadow health secretary Wes Streeting.

A spokesman for Javid said the request for an investigation was a “defamation attempt” by the Labor Party.

Read the full story of Anna Isaac here:

Holly Bancroft June 8, 2022 7:32 AM


The prime minister urged the cabinet to cut taxes to save his job, he said

Boris Johnson is reportedly being asked to cut taxes this year to safeguard his position as prime minister.

The Times has reported that Mr. Johnson is accumulating pressure.

A minister told the newspaper: “If we keep taxes at the rate, it will cost us now.

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

Holly Bancroft June 8, 2022 7:17 AM


Patrick Vallance criticizes number 10 for not respecting pandemic restrictions

It is “disappointing” that government officials have not adhered to Covid’s established rules for controlling the spread of the virus, said the government’s chief scientific adviser, Sir Patrick Vallance.

Sir Patrick, 62, was one of the key scientists to update the audience through televised briefings during the pandemic, sometimes accompanied by Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

He was speaking after receiving an honor from the Duke of Cambridge at Buckingham Palace for helping to lead the UK battle against the coronavirus, in the context of an attempt this week by Conservative MPs to remove Mr Johnson from office after the Downing blockade infringement scandal. Street.

It was very important at all stages that everyone adhered to the rules. It worked when people got hooked on them. It’s disappointing that it wasn’t,

Patrick Vallance

Find the details in this report by Emily Atkinson:

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Kwarteng is “confident” that Johnson will lead Tory in the general election

Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng said he was “very confident” that Boris Johnson would still lead them to the next general election.

“I’m pretty sure he will, but a lot of things are happening in politics, I’m 100% behind,” he told Channel 4 News on Tuesday.

As for this particular prime minister, he has resigned dozens of times. He is someone who is extremely resilient and is extremely focused on offering what matters to people.

Kwasi Kwarteng

Secretary of State for Enterprise, Energy and Industrial Strategy Kwasi Kwarteng leaves after attending weekly government cabinet meeting in Downing Street on June 7, 2022

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Namita Singh June 8, 2022 6:52 AM


The Prime Minister warned against the King Kong-style bet to show strength after the vote of parliamentarians

The prime minister has done little in public to reassure centrist critics since 40 percent of the parliamentary party demanded his removal, instead of swearing he would “attack” with tax-cutting plans, a thatcherite right of purchase policy and legislation to repeal the Northern Ireland Protocol.

A former minister told The Independent that he expected a turn to the right, as Johnson offers red meat to MPs calling for tax cuts and a hard line on Brexit as the price of his support.

But there have been warnings that this could be counterproductive, according to Andrew Woodcock and Kate Devlin:

Namita Singh June 8, 2022 6:50 AM


Johnson will face MPs after the contention of the confidence votes

Boris Johnson will face Parliament on Wednesday for the first time since the Conservative MPs’ damaging revolt in Monday’s confidence vote.

Supporters of the Prime Minister can be expected to make a loud demonstration of support as he intensifies his weekly questions to the Commons.

Boris Johnson returns to 10 Downing Street

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But behind the scenes, tensions are mounting after 40 percent of Conservative MPs refused to support their president in the vote of confidence.

Discontent among MPs was linked to a number of issues, from Sue Gray’s report on confinement parties to the promised legislation aimed at repealing the Northern Ireland Protocol with the EU, as well as concerns about high tax levels.

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It requires changing the rules of the vote of confidence

Former YouGov chairman Peter Kellner apparently suggested that the current party rules should be changed so that ministers and their aides could not participate in the vote of confidence.

“The 1922 Committee exists to represent conservative backbenchers. We assume it would have done so this week,” he wrote in a letter to The Times editor.

“It would have honored the electorate’s desire to oust Johnson, the need for effective government and the Conservative Party’s electoral interests, if its rules allowed it to prevent ministers and their aides from taking part in Monday’s vote.

Johnson would be out, just like any party leader who cannot retain the loyalty of his later banks.

Peter Kellner

Namita Singh June 8, 2022 6:36 AM


“No plans” for cabinet reshuffle

And the Prime Minister’s spokesman said Mr Johnson retained his confidence in Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries after raising his eyebrows in a fierce Twitter attack on Jeremy Hunt in which he accused the former health secretary. of presiding over “insufficient” preparations for a pandemic.

Westminster is speculating that Johnson will shake his top cabinet in response to the 211-148 vote that saw more than two-fifths of Conservative MPs vote to remove him as leader.

Our political editor Andrew Woodcock has the details:

Namita Singh June 8, 2022 6:35 AM


Javid was ridiculed for comparing NHS to the age of Netflix

Sajid Javid has been criticized for comparing the NHS to a defunct video rental chain, calling it a “highly successful Netflix-era healthcare system”.

The health secretary said changes were needed in the use of technology and data to help workers care for patients and that “it was no longer simply an option to stay in the status quo.”

But a senior doctor said the comments showed Mr Javid was “out of touch” and NHS leaders warned that they needed more support to turn technology ambitions into reality.

David Nicholls, of the UK Medical Association, told The Independent: “Blockbuster failed, because Mr Javid did not even recognize the problems of the workforce and retention contact with the crisis facing the NHS and the social care system due to its lack of investment over the last decade.

Do you really care or are you more concerned about noise than patient care?

David Nicholls

Our health correspondent Rebecca Thomas reports:

Namita Singh June 8, 2022 6:20 AM


Johnson “doesn’t have enough fight” for the next election, his strategist fears

Boris Johnson’s own strategist is worried that the prime minister will not have “enough fight in him” for the next general election, Westminster reporters told The Independent.

David Canzini, the 10th deputy chief of staff, has privately expressed his concern over Mr Johnson’s ability and dedication to fighting a national campaign over the next two years.

Anna Isaac reports the details in this exclusive:

Namita Singh June 8, 2022 6:05 AM

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