Coffey says Boris Johnson demonstrates leadership in the UK and across the world.
The Mayor of Great Manchester says “Nobody in my position should ever criticise people for trying to protect their incomes in a cost of living crisis”.
The Work and Pensions Secretary says that “to the best of her knowledge” the Prime Minister was unaware of concerns about Pincher’s behaviour.
The Prime Minister and the Chancellor issue joint pledge to cut business tax and reduce cost of living | They are accused of being ‘at war with the Cabinet’ over tax cuts | Johnson is said to have ‘known Pincher faced lurid allegations two years before’ appointing him to senior post
ConservativeHome’s round-up of ten of our best articles from the preceding week.
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The Deputy Leader of the Opposition argued “a million more people will be using food banks” by 2030.
The Prime Minister calls on NATO to increase defence budgets to fight Putin | Wallace urges boost to military spending | Truss says Britain should send weapons to Taiwan
Plus: The Cabinet Office Minister on the proper limits of the Bank of England’s independence.
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“It would not be responsible opposition if I suggested yes to every strike,” the Shadow Foreign Secretary adds.
But Lewis also insists that the Conservatives “are a party of free trade” and will “work within international law.”