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1. Conservatives at war over calls for immediate tax cuts to tackle cost of living crisis
The government’s divisions over the tax cuts were laid bare on Saturday night with sources close to the prime minister clashing over demands for immediate action.
Responding to growing calls from MPs and ministers for urgent tax cuts to tackle the cost of living and boost growth, one source told MPs to “grow up” and stop behaving like they’re in a “crèche”. Read the full story.
2. Agency staff can be used to break ‘Marxist’ union strikes, says Grant Shapps
Agency workers could be hired to break strikes under a “very quick” legal change the government is preparing for a summer of chaos fueled by “Marxist” barons, the transport secretary said.
In an interview with The Telegraph, Grant Shapps said ministers were drafting legal changes that could come into force “during this particular dispute”, to protect the public from being “held back” by strikes. Read the full story.
3. GP Made a Recommendation for End-of-Life Care After an Incorrect Zoom Diagnosis
A 92-year-old former district nurse was recommended to start end-of-life care after she was wrongly diagnosed with organ failure by a GP via video consultation, The Telegraph can reveal.
The prognosis was given because the doctor was able to “detect on the video that his skin was yellow,” his son was told. He has now lodged a formal complaint with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) about his treatment. Read the full story.
4. School bans girls from wearing skirts under new ‘gender-neutral’ rules
A high school has banned girls from wearing skirts to create a “more gender-neutral” uniform policy.
Parents of students at Tiverton High School in Devon were told on June 9 that the “modifications” to the school uniform would take effect from September. Read the full story.
5. Women are being jailed for their partner’s crimes
The criminal justice system had long been accused of failing women before grainy CCTV footage emerged of Emma-Jayne Magson walking down a dark street being attacked and pushed by her boyfriend, James Knight.
Just hours later, Magson killed Knight with a single stab to the heart in what she claimed was an act of self-defense. After being convicted twice for the bodybuilder’s murder, the 29-year-old has filed an appeal against her life sentence arguing that, as a victim of domestic violence, she should have been allowed to use “disproportionate force”. Read the full story.
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