Islamist preacher accused of ‘stirring up hatred’ in Leicester

While there, he targeted Jewish passers-by, asking them for their views on Israel and giving speeches about “the killing of children” while standing in front of a billboard with the words: “Did we not learn from the Holocaust?” Allegations of anti-Semitism by Mr Hijab were reported to the Metropolitan Police by the Community Security Trust, … Read more

Armed Forces to grow thanks to £52bn spending boost

Mr Wallace continued: “Without the change, we were heading to below 2 per cent. But on current forecast, that’s roughly a defence budget of £100 billion in 2029-30. We’re currently on £48 billion. So that’s the difference. In eight years, that’s a huge amount. “What we have to work through is how we get there. … Read more

Britain faces future with ‘white, privileged male’ as head of state, says Labour pressure group

Britain faces a “future with a white privileged male” as head of state for the next century, a Labour pressure group said on Saturday night. Labour for a Republic proceeded with a fringe event on the eve of the annual party conference in Liverpool, defying calls for them to cancel it after the death of … Read more

Liz Truss plans to cut taxes further in the new year

Those familiar with discussions say the Treasury believes lifting the lifetime allowance on pension pots could encourage doctors, police officers and highly paid nurses to remain in work. Under the current system, savers are forced into paying 55 per cent tax on pension pots valued at more than £1 million, prompting many to retire instead in … Read more

Tories to rebel against Liz Truss if pound falls below the dollar

“This Budget will live or die not on what the electorate think, not on what Opposition politicians think, not even what Conservative politicians think,” they said. “It is the global markets’ response to what looks like very risky behaviour from our Government.” They added: “The Bank of England is being backed into a corner. “If … Read more

What really happened with Prince Harry on the day Queen Elizabeth died

At 12.32, both confirming the rumours and quelling the immediate panic that the worst had happened, Buckingham Palace said: “The Queen’s doctors are concerned for Her Majesty’s health and have recommended she remain under medical supervision. “The Queen remains comfortable and at Balmoral.” Not long afterwards, Huw Edwards – anchoring the rolling BBC News – … Read more

Chaos rocks Labour as party forced to deny Angela Rayner’s claims they would scrap income tax cuts

Angela Rayner sparked confusion this morning by suggesting that Labour would reverse the Government’s cut to income tax, before party sources rowed back on the comment. The Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng claimed on Twitter that Labour would deliver a “tax hike for millions”. In yesterday’s mini-Budget, Mr Kwarteng brought forward a 1p cut to the basic … Read more

Meghan was shocked not to be paid for royal walkabouts, new book claims

The Duchess of Sussex did not understand the point of royal walkabouts and said during a tour of Australia: “I can’t believe I’m not getting paid for this,” a new book claims. The Duchess was feted by cheering crowds as she and the Duke of Sussex visited the Commonwealth realm in 2018, but behind the … Read more

Strike leader appears on Have I Got News For You

Rail union leader Mick Lynch became the butt of the joke on the BBC’s Have I Got News For You when he appeared as a panellist and was mocked for bringing the country to a standstill.  The general secretary of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) was on the show on Friday night, having … Read more

Royal Navy explodes warship as it fires new missiles for first time in massive joint exercise with US

Royal Navy helicopters have fired new missiles for the first time as UK and US forces target a warship in the biggest such exercise for two decades. HMS Westminster, a Wildcat helicopter and three RAF Typhoon jets put on a formidable display of firepower alongside US allies, exploding a specially prepared ex-US Navy warship in … Read more