Priti Patel and Nigel Farage dance at the Tory party conference
Rishi Sunak is expected to finally confirm he will scrap the HS2 rail link to Manchester as the Prime Minister makes his first party conference speech as Tory leader on Wednesday.
weeks laterThe Independent While Mr Sunak revealed he wanted to scrap the northern part of the line, he will confirm this in a speech in which he will also attack the last 30 years of “broken politics”.
He will argue that he is the political leader who makes the difficult decisions necessary for the good of the country, while at the same time accusing the Labor Party of wanting “power for power’s sake” and being “all that matters.” our politics is wrong.”
But it is HS2 that will steal the headlines.
The row over high-speed rail overshadowed much of the conference after Mr Sunak repeatedly refused to clarify its future. He is expected to announce the northern section will be abandoned – but commit to building HS2 to Euston rather than having it end in the west London area of Old Oak Common.
This came after his ministers vowed to send prisoners abroad and warned voters of a “migrant hurricane”.
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Sunak is prepared to make an “incredible faux pas” by scrapping HS2 in the north but saving the Euston link
Rishi Sunak has been warned he is about to make an “incredible political faux pas” by axing the northern section of HS2 while saving the London Euston link.
The Prime Minister is expected to finally announce on Wednesday – weeks later – that the Birmingham to Manchester section of the high-speed rail project will be scrapped The Independent revealed that he wanted to delete it.
Adam Forrest And Jon Stone Report:
Matt MathersOctober 4, 2023 06:00
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With the election just a year away, the Tory popularity contest has really begun. Sean O’Grady takes a look at the candidates for the top job:
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As entrepreneurs flee in droves, the Tories risk no longer being the party of business
Letter from the Conservative Party conference in Manchester: AndrEw Grice says business leaders may be the frontrunners to ditch the Tories and join Labor.
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“Zero chance” of a trade deal between the UK and the US under Joe Biden, says Kemi Badenoch
Business Secretary Kemi Badenoch said the chance of the UK striking a trade deal with the US after Brexit was “zero” as long as Joe Biden remained in the White House.
The Cabinet minister risked a diplomatic row with Britain’s closest ally by saying the Democratic president was too “close” to unions to strike a free trade agreement (FTA).
Matt MathersOctober 4, 2023 3:00 am
Michael Gove demands infamous £350m a week for ‘delivered’ NHS promise
Cabinet minister Michael Gove has claimed that the infamous Brexit election promise to leave the EU and raise £350 a week for the NHS has been “kept”.
The leveling minister offered no evidence to support his claim that Brexit will boost the health service as he recalled the infamous Vote Leave party promise.
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Did you hear that about Labor’s meat tax? Conservatives really hope you…
Tory leaders have repeatedly said things at their conference that are demonstrably untrue. Could this approach actually work, asks Tom Peck.
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Matt MathersOctober 4, 2023 01:00
Prisoners could now be sent abroad as prison overcrowding reaches its peak
As numbers revealed by The Independent Despite prison numbers reaching “dangerous” levels, Justice Secretary Alex Chalk said he would seek to introduce legislation that would allow the UK to rent prison space abroad.
Archie Mitchell And Holly Bancroft Report:
Matt MathersOctober 4, 2023 12:01 am
ICYMI: Suella Braverman claims there is a “hurricane” of migrants on the way as she vows to close asylum hotels
Home Secretary Suella Braverman has warned that Britain is facing a “hurricane” of migrants as she stepped up her anti-immigrant rhetoric to appeal to the Tory faithful.
The Cabinet minister gave a fiery speech at the Conservative conference in Manchester in which she promised to close hotels used by asylum seekers and claimed Labor would “open the borders”.
Matt MathersOctober 3, 2023 11:00 p.m
Braverman was introduced at a fringe event as the “darling of the conference.”
Suella Braverman was introduced as the “darling of the conference” at a fringe event in Manchester.
“She’s thrilled when part of the crowd shouts ‘Braverman,'” reports The Guardian’s Aubrey Allegretti at the Blue Collar Conservatism reception.
Previously, the Interior Minister gave a highly inflammatory speech at the conference in which he compared migrants to a “hurricane”.
Matt MathersOctober 3, 2023 9:15 p.m