Rishi Sunak said the Government should “just let people die” as talk raged over a second lockdown, the Covid Inquiry reported.
Meanwhile, the director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies has claimed that Jeremy Hunt will have no fiscal space to make major tax cuts.
Sunak said ‘just let people die’, Dominic Cummings said
Rishi Sunak said the Government should “just let people die” as Discussions about a second confinement argued, as reported by the Covid investigation. Sir Patrick Vallance noted in his diary on 25 October 2020 about a meeting in which Dominic Cummings, who was at that time Mr. Johnson’s most important advisorHe stated, “Rishi says to just let people die and that’s fine.”
Hunt will only have room for ‘small’ tax cuts, says IFS chief
Jeremy Hunt will only have room to make “small” tax cuts in the Autumn Statement, the head of the Institute for Fiscal Studies think tank has suggested. Paul Johnson alleged that the Chancellor I wouldn’t have the fiscal margin make major changes, after Rishi Sunak used a speech in London this morning to announce that the Government is now in a position to start cutting taxes.
War between Israel and Hamas: three premature babies still trapped in Gaza
Three premature babies still trapped in Gaza after dozens more people were evacuated from the enclave’s main hospital to Egypt for treatment.
The three newborns were being treated at the Emirati Hospital in the south of the territory, the World Health Organization (WHO) said.
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Watch: IDF discovers 55m-long ‘Hamas tunnel’ beneath Al-Shifa hospital
Israel says that the The tunnel ends at an explosion-proof door. and demonstrates the “cynical use” of patients and civilians as “human shields.”
Battle Lines Podcast | Israel seeks Hamas as Gaza hospitals collapse
In this episode of Battle Lines, Senior Foreign Correspondent Sophia Yan analyzes some of the diplomatic measures taken by Middle Eastern states close to the conflict. Telegraph Global Health reporter Lilia Sebouai updates us on conditions in Gaza hospitals and foreign reporter Verity Bowman. tells us about the Israeli attack at Al-Shifa hospital.
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World news: Argentina has ‘non-negotiable’ sovereignty over the Falklands, says Javier Milei
Javier Milei, the elected president of Argentinabelieves that the Malvinas Islands belong to his country but says that the islanders must have a say in your future. “We had a war – which we lost – and now we have to make every effort to recover the islands through diplomatic channels,” she said.
Argentina has claimed the Falklands since its independence in the 19th century and failed to seize them by force during the 1982 Falklands War.
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Business news: Most OpenAI staff threaten to quit after Altman firing
OpenAI, the maker of ChatGPT, has been hit by a staff rebellion after the failed firing of founder Sam Altman.
About 500 of OpenAI’s 770 employees signed a letter on Monday threatening to resign unless Altman was reinstated. The letter came after Microsoft revealed that it had hired Altman to head its artificial intelligence (AI) efforts just days after his ouster from OpenAI.
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