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Tuesday briefing: Calls to enact ‘David’s law’

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Hello and welcome to today’s briefing with me, Warren Murray. Boris Johnson is facing calls to enact “David’s law” to crack down on social media abuse of public figures and end online anonymity in the wake of the kil...

Tuesday briefing: Covid response ‘one of UK’s worst ever failures’

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Good morning. Warren Murray here with Tuesday’s highest priorities. Britain’s early handling of the coronavirus pandemic was one of the UK’s worst public health failures, a landmark inquiry has found. The “fatalistic...

Thursday briefing: Call for ‘Stephen Lawrence moment’ to restore faith in police

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Morning everyone. I’m Virginia Harrison and these are the top stories today. More than a decade of austerity has dealt a “massive body blow” to police services in England and Wales, severely hampering their ability t...

Wednesday briefing: Pandora Papers revelations continue

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Hello, Warren Murray aiming to put you a step ahead. Ben Elliot, the Conservative party’s embattled co-chair, jointly owned a secret offshore film financing company that indirectly benefited from more than £120,000 o...

Monday briefing: Supply chain crisis squeezes food banks

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Hello, Warren Murray reporting for duty again this Monday morning – welcome to the Briefing. Food banks have said they will have to shrink the size of their parcels amid declining stock levels caused by the HGV crisi...

Friday briefing: Clamour for action on violence toward women

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Hello, Warren Murray with you on the first day of the month and last day of the week. Police forces should be compelled to deal with violence against women and girls with the same level of resources, expertise and ur...

Thursday briefing: Renters at risk from cut to universal credit

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Hello, I’m Warren Murray and it’s my pleasure to bring you the news this morning. At least 100,000 renting households in England will be placed at risk of eviction when the government’s planned £20-a-week cut to univ...

Tuesday briefing: Britain’s winter power struggle

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Morning everyone. I’m Martin Farrer and these are the top stories today. Britain faces a winter of discontent thanks to rising household costs, No 10 has been warned, as firms said the energy price shock could trigge...

Monday briefing: Kwarteng steps on the gas

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Morning, I’m Virginia Harrison with the top stories this morning. Britain’s looming gas crisis will be in focus today as business secretary Kwasi Kwarteng holds an emergency summit with gas industry chiefs in an effo...

Tuesday briefing: Go-ahead for Covid boosters as winter nears

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Hello, this is Warren Murray with your trusted first read of the day. Boris Johnson is to confirm the start of a booster jabs programme for the over-50s, while government scientists have approved vaccinations for old...

Monday briefing: childcare costs crippling families

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Morning everyone. I’m Martin Farrer and these are today’s top stories. Tens of thousands of working parents say the government is failing them with inadequate childcare policies that leave them financially crippled, ...

Friday briefing: a star is born

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Morning everyone. I’m Martin Farrer and these are the top stories today. Britain has a new sporting superstar in the making after Emma Raducanu reached the final of the US Open with a straight sets win over Maria Sak...

Thursday briefing: Patel prepares to force back Channel migrants

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Hello, Warren Murray with Thursday morning’s offering. Priti Patel is preparing to send back small boats carrying migrants in the Channel despite French authorities’ warnings that it could endanger lives. Border Forc...

Wednesday briefing: Healthcare levy ‘a kick in the teeth’

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Hello, looks like we’ve got another Wednesday on our hands. Warren Murray here to help you get started. MPs are set to usher in a £12bn healthcare levy, pushing the tax burden to a record peacetime level, as Boris Jo...

Monday briefing: Johnson to do battle over raising taxes

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Hello, Warren Murray with the first things to know on the first workday of the week. Boris Johnson faces a battle with his cabinet and MPs over manifesto commitments on tax and pensions and a cabinet reshuffle as par...

Friday briefing: Tory tax hike ‘not enough’ for NHS

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Morning everyone. I’m Martin Farrer and these are the top stories today. A manifesto-busting 1p increase in national insurance contributions for workers and employers could be used for a post-Covid boost for the NHS ...

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