Nigel Farage has endorsed Liz Truss “100 per cent” as he urged Jeremy Hunt to cut corporation tax in next month’s Autumn Statement. Mr Farage was present when the former Prime Minister addressed the Great British growth recovery, a side event at the Conservative Party conference in Manchester on Monday afternoon. This week marks the first time Farage has attended a Conservative conference in more than three decades.
HS2 to Manchester to be scrapped
The Telegraph covers the Birmingham to Manchester section of HS2 will be discarded. Rishi Sunak is expected to announce the decision not to go ahead with the northern section of the high-speed rail when he delivers his speech at the Conservative conference on Wednesday. It is believed the move could free up approximately £10bn which could be spent on other transportation infrastructure projects.
Trump: ‘Scam’ trial is ‘biggest witch hunt in history’
Donald Trump said he faces “the biggest witch hunt of all time” when he arrived in court on fraud charges. He said he was facing a “dishonest judge” and a “racist attorney general” in a civil fraud case that could deal a blow to the former US president’s real estate empire. Mr. Trump is accused of inflate the value of your assets billions of dollars to ensure better lending and insurance conditions.
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News from the world: Prigozhin’s son ‘takes command of Wagner’
The son of Yevgeny Prigozhin He has reportedly assumed “command” of the Wagner Group, according to the Institute for the Study of War. Pavel Prigozhin, 25, is negotiating with Rosgvardia, the Russian National Guard, about Wagner’s return to combat in Ukraine. The ISW said this indicates that “some Wagner staff are interested in uniting around a Alternative linked to Prigozhin to the Kremlin.”
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Business news: Dame Sharon White to step down as John Lewis chairman
Dame Sharon will leave office at the beginning of 2025, making her the boss with the shortest service in the history of the association. The news follows its announcement that the retailer would delay recovery targets, making it take longer to return to sustainable profits. Due to heavy losses during his tenure, John Lewis has scrapped staff bonuses in two of the last three years.
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