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Inflation hits 40-year high as energy bills soar

A leading expert on Covid laws has questioned the “inconsistency” of the Metropolitan Police fines handed out to Downing Street staff while Boris Johnson escaped further punishment.

Scotland Yard announced 126 fines had been given out over eight events as its Partygate probe came to an end.

Both the prime minister and his wife Carrie Johnson previously received £50 fixed penalty notices in relation to a 56th birthday party held for Mr Johnson in the Cabinet Room in June 2020.

But the PM’s official spokesperson confirmed Mr Johnson had been told by police he would receive no further penalties, and The Independent understands the same assurance has been given to Ms johnson.

Junior staff at No 10 are reportedly angry at being given fixed penalty notices – in some cases receiving multiple fines – while the PM and other senior figures avoided fresh action.

Describing the outcome of the Partygate inquiry as a “bit odd”, barrister Adam Wagner said it appeared that Mr Johnson had avoided fines despite attending illegal leaving drink events.

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Welcome to The Independent’s live blog for Thursday, 19 May 2022, where we provide the latest updates on UK politics.

Namita Singh19 May 2022 04:36

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Sunak calls on businesses to ‘invest and innovate’ amid ‘perfect storm’

The Chancellor has called on businesses to “invest, train and innovate” more to help boost the productivity in UK as he reaffirmed his earlier stance of helping families cope with the impact of rising inflation.

However, Rishi Sunak also warned of a “perfect storm” of supply shocks rocking Britain as he cautioned that “the next few months will be tough”.

Speaking at the annual dinner of the business organisation, the Chancellor told businesses “we are on your side” and called on them to help increase productivity and enterprise, adding: “We need you to invest more, train more, and innovate more.”

Namita Singh19 May 2022 05:16

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‘Police should use discretion if cost-of-living crisis fuels rise in crime’

The cost-of-living crisis will “invariably” fuel a rise in crime and police should use “discretion” when deciding whether to prosecute people desperate to eat, the new HM chief inspector of constabulary has said.



I think whenever you see an increase in the cost of living or whenever you see more people dropping into poverty, I think you’ll invariably see a rise in crime.

Andy Cooke

My colleague Andy Gregory reports:

Namita Singh19 May 2022 05:21

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‘Middle-class coke heads’ taking drugs at football matches to face five-year ban

“Middle-class coke heads” could face a football ban of five-year is convicted of selling or taking class A drugs at matches, said the government.

Policing minister Kit Malthouse announced the rule on Thursday. The measure is aimed at the government’s attempt to tackle a rise in violence and disorder at sports matches.

Boris Johnson said the drug habits of “middle-class coke heads” are driving crime across the UK.



Middle-class coke heads should stop kidding themselves, their habit is feeding a war on our streets driving misery and crime across our country and beyond. That’s why we are stepping up our efforts to make sure those who break the law face the full consequences – because taking illegal drugs is never a victimless crime.

Boris Johnson

The new punishments will be implemented by extending Football Banning Orders, reports my colleague Andy Gregory:

Namita Singh19 May 2022 05:33

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Government to unveil new £600mn plan to fight benefit fraud

The Government is expected to unveil a new £600 million plan to fight benefit fraud and save the taxpayer £2 billion over the next three years.

The plan will involve 2,000 trained specialists reviewing two million universal credit claims over the next five years.

Department of Work and Pensions officers will also be bolstered with new powers, including undertaking arrests, executing warrants, conducting searches and seizing evidence.

Read the details in this report:

Namita Singh19 May 2022 05:57

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Rishi Sunak says government can’t stop inflation as clamour grows to help poorest

Rishi Sunak has said there is nothing the government can do to stop rising inflation impacting Britain’s families, as he resists clamour from Conservatives – including former chancellor Kenneth Clarke – for urgent help for those struggling with price hikes.

Instead, Mr Sunak used a speech to the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) to promise tax breaks for business in the autumn Budget, aimed at stimulating sluggish productivity.

As inflation topped 9 per cent for the first time in 40 years, and experts warned that the true rise in living costs was closer to 11 per cent for the poorest families, the chancellor said he was powerless to stem global pressures such as the pandemic, war in Ukraine, and supply chain disruption.



There is no measure any government could take, no law we could pass, that can make these global forces disappear overnight. The next few months will be tough.

Rishi Sunak

My colleagues Andrew Woodcock and Anna Isaac report:

Namita Singh19 May 2022 06:04

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International law should be applied to cyberspace, Attorney General to say

International law should be applied to cyberspace to make it clear when a nation state has acted unlawfully and what action can be legally taken in response to a cyberattack, the Attorney General will say.

Suella Braverman will speak on Thursday at the Chatham House foreign affairs think tank to set out the UK’s position on cybersecurity and international law and how it can help inform decisions on what constitutes unlawful action.

Ms Braverman is expected to use the speech to highlight how a united international approach to the issue would help establish and shape such a framework, highlighting the global response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as an example.

Namita Singh19 May 2022 06:18

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Lord Kinnock says wife’s Alzheimer’s is a challenge but he ‘deals with it out of love’

Former Labour leader Lord Kinnock has said the hardest part of being married to someone with dementia is “the knowledge that the change is going to continue and they are ceasing, very gradually, to be the person that they have been”.

Baroness Kinnock, 77, herself a former minister, was diagnosed in 2017 with Alzheimer’s disease, it was revealed earlier this year.

Talking of his wife’s condition, he said: “Glenys is a highly articulate, immensely lively, funny woman, a brilliant cook, wonderful mother and grandmother – and in all of those areas she has lost capability.

“She would meet every challenge, whether it was border guards in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, or a new recipe, she would take it on.”

Ex-Labour leader says disease makes his wife extremely frustrated and is a challenge to him, reports Jane Dalton.

Namita Singh19 May 2022 06:34

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Government to face court hearing over links to PPE supplier accused of modern slavery

Legal action taken against the government’s decision to continue working with a PPE manufacturer accused of labour abuses is set to proceed to a full judicial hearing, in the first case of its kind to consider the presence of modern slavery in the UK’s supply chain.

The High Court granted permission for The Citizens, a non-profit group, to proceed in challenging the decision to continue using the UK subsidiary of the Malaysian company, Supermax, as an approved supplier of disposable gloves for NHS workers.

Supermax has faced multiple allegations of modern slavery, stretching back to 2019. The US has banned imports from the company after an investigation found “ample evidence” of forced labour within its factories, while Canada has also ceased business with the firm over similar concerns.

Our senior news correspondent Samuel Lovett reports:

Namita Singh19 May 2022 06:36

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Liz Truss claimed only Irish people hit by Brexit would be ‘a few farmers with turnips’

Cabinet minister Liz Truss once claimed that the impact of a no-deal Brexit on Ireland would only affect “a few farmers with turnips in their trucks”, a former UK diplomat has claimed.

Alexandra Hall Hall resigned her diplomatic role in the US in 2019 – saying she no longer wished to “peddle half-truths” on behalf of leaders she did not “trust”.

Responding to the foreign secretary’s plan to override parts of the Northern Ireland Protocol, Ms Hall Hall said she was “so pleased to see Liz Truss become a genuine expert on Irish matters”.

Adam Forrest has the details:

Namita Singh19 May 2022 06:46



Inflation hits 40-year high as energy bills soar

A leading expert on Covid laws has questioned the “inconsistency” of the Metropolitan Police fines handed out to Downing Street staff while Boris Johnson escaped further punishment.

Scotland Yard announced 126 fines had been given out over eight events as its Partygate probe came to an end.

Both the prime minister and his wife Carrie Johnson previously received £50 fixed penalty notices in relation to a 56th birthday party held for Mr Johnson in the Cabinet Room in June 2020.

But the PM’s official spokesperson confirmed Mr Johnson had been told by police he would receive no further penalties, and The Independent understands the same assurance has been given to Ms johnson.

Junior staff at No 10 are reportedly angry at being given fixed penalty notices – in some cases receiving multiple fines – while the PM and other senior figures avoided fresh action.

Describing the outcome of the Partygate inquiry as a “bit odd”, barrister Adam Wagner said it appeared that Mr Johnson had avoided fines despite attending illegal leaving drink events.

1652931367

Welcome to The Independent’s live blog for Thursday, 19 May 2022, where we provide the latest updates on UK politics.

Namita Singh19 May 2022 04:36

1652933796

Sunak calls on businesses to ‘invest and innovate’ amid ‘perfect storm’

The Chancellor has called on businesses to “invest, train and innovate” more to help boost the productivity in UK as he reaffirmed his earlier stance of helping families cope with the impact of rising inflation.

However, Rishi Sunak also warned of a “perfect storm” of supply shocks rocking Britain as he cautioned that “the next few months will be tough”.

Speaking at the annual dinner of the business organisation, the Chancellor told businesses “we are on your side” and called on them to help increase productivity and enterprise, adding: “We need you to invest more, train more, and innovate more.”

Namita Singh19 May 2022 05:16

1652934102

‘Police should use discretion if cost-of-living crisis fuels rise in crime’

The cost-of-living crisis will “invariably” fuel a rise in crime and police should use “discretion” when deciding whether to prosecute people desperate to eat, the new HM chief inspector of constabulary has said.



I think whenever you see an increase in the cost of living or whenever you see more people dropping into poverty, I think you’ll invariably see a rise in crime.

Andy Cooke

My colleague Andy Gregory reports:

Namita Singh19 May 2022 05:21

1652934812

‘Middle-class coke heads’ taking drugs at football matches to face five-year ban

“Middle-class coke heads” could face a football ban of five-year is convicted of selling or taking class A drugs at matches, said the government.

Policing minister Kit Malthouse announced the rule on Thursday. The measure is aimed at the government’s attempt to tackle a rise in violence and disorder at sports matches.

Boris Johnson said the drug habits of “middle-class coke heads” are driving crime across the UK.



Middle-class coke heads should stop kidding themselves, their habit is feeding a war on our streets driving misery and crime across our country and beyond. That’s why we are stepping up our efforts to make sure those who break the law face the full consequences – because taking illegal drugs is never a victimless crime.

Boris Johnson

The new punishments will be implemented by extending Football Banning Orders, reports my colleague Andy Gregory:

Namita Singh19 May 2022 05:33

1652936275

Government to unveil new £600mn plan to fight benefit fraud

The Government is expected to unveil a new £600 million plan to fight benefit fraud and save the taxpayer £2 billion over the next three years.

The plan will involve 2,000 trained specialists reviewing two million universal credit claims over the next five years.

Department of Work and Pensions officers will also be bolstered with new powers, including undertaking arrests, executing warrants, conducting searches and seizing evidence.

Read the details in this report:

Namita Singh19 May 2022 05:57

1652936645

Rishi Sunak says government can’t stop inflation as clamour grows to help poorest

Rishi Sunak has said there is nothing the government can do to stop rising inflation impacting Britain’s families, as he resists clamour from Conservatives – including former chancellor Kenneth Clarke – for urgent help for those struggling with price hikes.

Instead, Mr Sunak used a speech to the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) to promise tax breaks for business in the autumn Budget, aimed at stimulating sluggish productivity.

As inflation topped 9 per cent for the first time in 40 years, and experts warned that the true rise in living costs was closer to 11 per cent for the poorest families, the chancellor said he was powerless to stem global pressures such as the pandemic, war in Ukraine, and supply chain disruption.



There is no measure any government could take, no law we could pass, that can make these global forces disappear overnight. The next few months will be tough.

Rishi Sunak

My colleagues Andrew Woodcock and Anna Isaac report:

Namita Singh19 May 2022 06:04

1652937509

International law should be applied to cyberspace, Attorney General to say

International law should be applied to cyberspace to make it clear when a nation state has acted unlawfully and what action can be legally taken in response to a cyberattack, the Attorney General will say.

Suella Braverman will speak on Thursday at the Chatham House foreign affairs think tank to set out the UK’s position on cybersecurity and international law and how it can help inform decisions on what constitutes unlawful action.

Ms Braverman is expected to use the speech to highlight how a united international approach to the issue would help establish and shape such a framework, highlighting the global response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as an example.

Namita Singh19 May 2022 06:18

1652938469

Lord Kinnock says wife’s Alzheimer’s is a challenge but he ‘deals with it out of love’

Former Labour leader Lord Kinnock has said the hardest part of being married to someone with dementia is “the knowledge that the change is going to continue and they are ceasing, very gradually, to be the person that they have been”.

Baroness Kinnock, 77, herself a former minister, was diagnosed in 2017 with Alzheimer’s disease, it was revealed earlier this year.

Talking of his wife’s condition, he said: “Glenys is a highly articulate, immensely lively, funny woman, a brilliant cook, wonderful mother and grandmother – and in all of those areas she has lost capability.

“She would meet every challenge, whether it was border guards in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, or a new recipe, she would take it on.”

Ex-Labour leader says disease makes his wife extremely frustrated and is a challenge to him, reports Jane Dalton.

Namita Singh19 May 2022 06:34

1652938567

Government to face court hearing over links to PPE supplier accused of modern slavery

Legal action taken against the government’s decision to continue working with a PPE manufacturer accused of labour abuses is set to proceed to a full judicial hearing, in the first case of its kind to consider the presence of modern slavery in the UK’s supply chain.

The High Court granted permission for The Citizens, a non-profit group, to proceed in challenging the decision to continue using the UK subsidiary of the Malaysian company, Supermax, as an approved supplier of disposable gloves for NHS workers.

Supermax has faced multiple allegations of modern slavery, stretching back to 2019. The US has banned imports from the company after an investigation found “ample evidence” of forced labour within its factories, while Canada has also ceased business with the firm over similar concerns.

Our senior news correspondent Samuel Lovett reports:

Namita Singh19 May 2022 06:36

1652939215

Liz Truss claimed only Irish people hit by Brexit would be ‘a few farmers with turnips’

Cabinet minister Liz Truss once claimed that the impact of a no-deal Brexit on Ireland would only affect “a few farmers with turnips in their trucks”, a former UK diplomat has claimed.

Alexandra Hall Hall resigned her diplomatic role in the US in 2019 – saying she no longer wished to “peddle half-truths” on behalf of leaders she did not “trust”.

Responding to the foreign secretary’s plan to override parts of the Northern Ireland Protocol, Ms Hall Hall said she was “so pleased to see Liz Truss become a genuine expert on Irish matters”.

Adam Forrest has the details:

Namita Singh19 May 2022 06:46

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