A Tory Minister Thinks Young People Who Just Put Their Money In The Bank Are ‘Plodders’

A Treasury minister has faced a backlash after railing against young “plodders” who are not talking more risks with their money. Richard Fuller argued that the chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng’s tax cuts costing up to £45 billion annually in would encourage people in their 20s earning around £26,000 to make more adventurous investments. He told LBC … Read more

Saudi foreign minister defends role in securing Ukraine prisoner swaps

It would be cynical to see Saudi Arabia’s efforts to secure the release of international prisoners held by Russian proxies in Ukraine as an attempt to improve the country’s image after the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, its foreign minister has said. Adel al-Jubeir said on Friday Riyadh had first approached the UK government in April, … Read more

‘What are you doing promoting Tim Hortons?’: ‘Smile Cookie’ week tweet backfires on Ontario Health Minister Sylvia Jones

Ontario MPP and Health Minister Sylvia Jones received backlash for promoting ‘Smile Cookies’ week at Tim Hortons on on Tuesday morning. This content is not available due to your privacy preferences. Update your settings here to see it. Readers on Twitter were angry at the deputy minister for promoting Tim Hortons’ ads instead of ‘focusing … Read more

Brazil’s economy minister Guedes says salaries can be increased

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazilian Economy Minister Paulo Guedes said on Tuesday that efficiency gains by the government will allow for salaries to be increased after years of no meaningful hike in minimum wages and a salary freeze for public servants. Speaking virtually at an event hosted by the Brazilian Association of Supermarkets (Abras), Guedes highlighted … Read more

Venezuela to seek extradition of former minister in corruption case

CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela will seek the extradition of a former top energy official and launched fresh legal action against a former oil minister, who it is also trying to extradite from Europe, the state attorney-general’s office said on Friday. Venezuela has been trying to extradite from Italy its once powerful oil minister and head … Read more

Liz Truss branded ‘an imbecile’ by sacked minister Johnny Mercer’s wife

The wife of sacked minister has called new Prime Minister an “imbecile”. Felicity Cornelius-Mercer said the system “stinks” and “treats people appallingly” after her husband was removed as veterans affairs minister on Tuesday. Ms Truss added the veteran’s brief to Armed Forces Minister James Heappey’s portfolio. New Deputy Prime Minister and Health Secretary Thérèse Coffey … Read more

Therese Coffey Appointed Deputy Prime Minister And Health Secretary

(Photo: Future Publishing via Getty Images) Liz Truss has appointed Therese Coffey deputy prime minister and health secretary. Downing Street said: “The Queen has been pleased to approve the appointment of the Rt Hon Dr Therese Coffey MP as Secretary of State for Health and Social Care. She will also be Deputy Prime Minister.” This … Read more

UK’s Truss Picks Kwasi Kwarteng to Be Finance Minister

Liz Truss named Kwasi Kwarteng as the country’s next finance minister as she succeeded Boris Johnson on Tuesday. The governing Conservative Party picked Truss as leader of the party and the country’s prime minister on Monday. Johnson was after his government turned against him earlier this year. One of Truss’ first duties is to select … Read more

NEWSMAKER-New finance minister Kwarteng gives UK PM Truss key ally in economic storm

* Truss picks ally as Chancellor of Exchequer * Kwarteng has experience dealing with energy crisis * Inspired by Thatcher but has shown pragmatic streak * Britain’s first Black Chancellor went to Eton and Cambridge By Alistair Smout, Elizabeth Piper and Sinead Cruise LONDON, Sept 6 (Reuters) – In Kwasi Kwarteng, Prime Minister Liz Truss … Read more

Israel defence minister’s cleaner jailed for trying to spy for Iran-linked hackers

An Israeli court has jailed a former housekeeper for Defence Minister Benny Gantz who attempted to pass information to an Iran-linked hacking group. Omri Goren, 38, was sentenced to three years in prison under a plea deal that saw prosecutors drop espionage charges. The Israeli justice ministry said Goren told Black Shadow hackers he could … Read more