Politics

EPA Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has started a reshuffle of his shadow ministers. The reorganisation began as the party’s deputy leader Angela Rayner was giving a speech about ministers’ conduct. Asked about the reshuffle, Ms Rayner said she “didn’t know the details”, adding: “I’ve been concentrating on the job that I’m doing.” In early
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PA Media Home Secretary Priti Patel has warned that failure by European politicians to co-operate on the continent’s migrant crisis will lead to “even worse scenes” in the English Channel this winter. France is hosting German, Belgian and Dutch ministers and European Commission officials for talks. Ms Patel was disinvited from the summit after a
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Shutterstock Taxpayers may be liable for up to £335m after a government bank failed to scrutinise collapsed lender Greensill Capital properly, MPs have said. A Public Accounts Committee report on the British Business Bank’s Covid loan scheme said checks to approve the company were “woefully inadequate”. Greensill went on to lend £418m to companies, 80%
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PA Media The government has named 50 companies given fast-track “VIP” contracts to supply protective equipment after the outbreak of Covid-19. Eighteen were nominated by Conservative politicians, Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) data shows. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps and former Health Secretary Matt Hancock were among those involved. VIP contracts were introduced as
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