Downing Street has stressed that Rishi Sunak has “full confidence” in Suella Braverman, although it declined to say whether the pair had spoken since the row over Braverman’s Times article.
Meanwhile, Israeli snipers are firing on Gaza City’s Al-Quds hospital, according to the Red Crescent aid agency.
Number 10 refuses to say whether Sunak and Braverman have spoken since article row
Downing Street refused to say whether Rishi Sunak and Suella Braverman have spoken since the publication of her article on Wednesday night in which she claimed the police “have favoritism” with the protesters.
Meanwhile, Downing Street repeated that Sunak has “full confidence” in Braverman and said there was no update on its investigation into how the Home Secretary’s article in The Times was published without first being cleared by No 10.
Opposition politicians havecalled on Mr Sunak to fire Ms Braverman But her allies have argued that she simply stated a belief held by many people across the country.
Shots fired at Gaza hospital, aid agency warns
Israeli snipers fire on Al-Quds hospital in Gaza Citysaid the Red Crescent aid agency.
At least one person was killed and 20 wounded in the shooting at Al-Quds hospital, the Red Cross sister organization said in a statement.
UK shares suffer biggest drop in four months as economy stagnates
Britain’s biggest stock markets have suffered its biggest drop in four months after official figures showed the economy stagnated in the third quarter.
The FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 have fallen by up to 1.4% combined today, their biggest combined fall since July, after The Office for National Statistics revealed that growth remained at 0% in the three months to September..
Stocks were also hit by a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell on Thursday, where he warned that the central bank “will not hesitate” to raise US interest rates further as it seeks to reduce inflation.
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royalty | The Duke of Sussex receives the green light from a High Court judge sue the editor of the Daily Mail.
Prince Harry, 39, is among seven high-profile figures, including Sir Elton John, 76, and Baroness Lawrence of Clarendon, 71, mother of Stephen Lawrence, who have accused Associated Newspapers Limited (ANL) of illegal collection of information.
Battle Lines Podcast | Israel ‘cuts Gaza in two’, disagreements with the UN and Gaza hospitals on the brink
In this episode of Battle LinesSenior foreign correspondent Sophia Yan updates us on the week’s top news in the region, Telegraph Global Health reporter Lilia Sebouai talks about the The devastating situation of Gaza hospitals and Middle East correspondent Nataliya Vasilyeva explains the bad blood between Israel and the UN.
Readers’ opinion: “Anti-Semitism and hatred of the West are the underlying current of the pro-Palestine protests”
Earlier this week, we asked Front Page readers for your points of view about the pro-Palestine protests that will take place on Armistice Day. Thanks to all who answered. Read the best of the debate from readers in the comments section, via Letters pages.
Commentary and analysis
World news: Ukraine secures new positions along the left bank of the Dnieper River
Ukraine is getting new positions on the Dnieper the left bank of the river, leading military analysts have said, as his forces expand a bridgehead in Russian-occupied Kherson.
kyiv forces have established control over areas of the village of Krynky, about a mile from the river, and carried out attacks towards Russian positions to the south, reported the Institute for the Study of War.
Business news: Dame Alison Rose loses £7.6m as NatWest scraps bonuses and share awards
The bank’s board of directors confirmed on Friday that do not concede to former NatWest chief executive the “good exit” status that entitled him to the full amount of his exit package.
The former NatWest boss will lose £4.7m in unvested share awards and £2.8m in variable pay awards she would have been entitled to. In all, the board said Dame Alison would resign £7.58 million of potential awards.
Responding to the announcement, Farage said: “It is right and correct. “It is the right thing to do for taxpayers and, in reality, no one should be rewarded for their failure.”
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