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Recent articles by Richard:

'The biggest f***ing mistake in British political history'? Inside Liz Truss's policy blitz

'She could go for an election next year.... But if things go wrong, they will kill her.' The new PM has crammed weeks of policy announcements into a few days. Now she must wait for the fall-out. → Read More

Liz Truss and Kwasi Kwarteng under pressure to grow economy with mini Budget after recession forecast

The Bank of England has hiked interest rates in order to bring down inflation and suggested Britain may already be in a technical recession → Read More

Northern Ireland impasse could be resolved in six months' time following Biden and Truss meeting

London and Washington are viewing the 25th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement next year as a crucial date to ensure power sharing in Northern Ireland is up and running once again. → Read More

Liz Truss condemns Putin’s nuclear sabre-rattling as desperate attempt to hide ‘catastrophic failures’

UK diplomats said they are taking his remarks delivered via Russian state TV “very seriously” but insisted they would not engage in a war of words with a man who was “shaking” during his appearance. → Read More

Slashing stamp duty without property market reforms will push up house prices and demand, Government warned

Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng is reportedly considering drastic plans to reduce the tax paid by property buyers in his mini-budget on Friday (Photo: Getty) → Read More

Homeowners face a mortgage rate shock as Liz Truss confirms corporation tax and national insurance cuts

Prime Minister Liz Truss speaks to the media on the occasion of her visit at the Empire State building in New York (Photo: Toby Melville/Pool Photo via AP) → Read More

People will not have to sell homes to fund social care, Liz Truss says – pledging to boost funding over winter

It comes as the new Health Secretary Thérèse Coffey is due to spell out how she will aim to fix the NHS and social care system amid severe backlogs and an ongoing staffing crisis → Read More

'Everyone is panicking': Inside a baptism of fire that just made Liz Truss's biggest test even tougher

Meeting Joe Biden, grappling with the cost of living crisis and Northern Ireland Protocol - all on top of handling the response to the Queen's death. And Tory voters are not happy → Read More

Liz Truss may be unable to fill her front bench under prolonged mourning period, No 10 admits

Prime Minister could be forced to pause her reshuffle for longer due to Royal mourning period → Read More

Foreign Office not backing down on plans to bus world leaders to Queen's funeral

The plan to ferry dignitaries to Westminster Abbey by coach has ruffled diplomatic feathers → Read More

Labour sees Liz Truss as a return to 'politics as usual': 'She's not on the side of working people'

The arrival of the free marketeer and big business tax-cutter has been welcomed by Labour sources → Read More

Liz Truss Cabinet: New PM rewards her allies as she prepares to jet to Balmoral for audience with the Queen

Kwasi Kwarteng, James Cleverly and Thérèse Coffey lined up for top jobs while Priti Patel becomes first senior minister to confirm she will return to the back benches → Read More

‘Gargantuan task’ for Liz Truss as poll reveals just 19% have confidence she can tackle cost of living crisis

YouGov snap polls finds that only 14% of voters believe the new Prime Minister can do a better job than Boris Johnson → Read More

Next PM faces 'serious trouble' if they can't re-unite party after bruising contest, MPs warn

Likely PM Liz Truss faces 'awkward squads' in every corner of the party, from Sunak, Gove and Raab to the precarious Blue Wall MPs → Read More

‘I just don’t see how it works’: Tory MPs don’t think Liz Truss can save them from the cost of living crisis

With wave after wave of crises looming for the next prime minister, some Conservative MPs doubt the favourite to win can rescue them → Read More

‘It won’t cut bills’: Green Tories warn Liz Truss to focus on renewable energy over new sites for oil and gas

The Conservative Environment Network has insisted that extracting more oil and gas from UK fields would do little to lower current energy bills but would exacerbate the effects of climate change → Read More

Small businesses in limbo without energy help from 'zombie government', but Truss may adjust business rates

Industry leaders are demanding support plans are spelled out as energy costs soar → Read More

Energy bills to soar for millions despite last ditch efforts to keep price cap down

A deepening cost-of-living crisis in Britain is about to worsen, with millions of people expected to pay more a year on their household energy bills starting in October. (AP/Frank Augstein) → Read More

Liz Truss says 'jury is out' on whether French President Emmanuel Macron is a 'friend or foe'

Conservative leadership candidate Liz Truss answers questions at a hustings event, part of the Conservative party leadership campaign, in Norwich (Photo: Reuters) → Read More

Penny Mordaunt backs Liz Truss over Rishi Sunak in Tory leadership race

'Liz knows what our nation needs now - and that that isn't timidity', Penny Mordaunt said as she backs the woman who knocked her out of the contest → Read More