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Jane Merrick

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Recent articles by Jane:

‘The election could be horrific’: Liz Truss unfazed but Tories are dismayed by her terrible start

The Prime Minister remains adamant there is no chance of a U-turn on her controversial economic strategy → Read More

‘She is finished’: Tory MPs turn on Liz Truss after just three weeks as PM amid anger over benefit cut plan

"Vulnerable" PM warned of fresh letters of no confidence as MPs voice "real concern" at mooted plan to pay for tax cuts with real-terms welfare cuts, with one branding it a "disgrace". → Read More

Pound continues to slide despite Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng’s attempt to reassure markets

Sterling had dropped to its lowest-ever price against the dollar since decimalisation in 1971, at $1.0327 → Read More

Mini-budget: ‘Vast void’ at centre of Kwasi Kwarteng’s tax plans, say Tory MPs over missing growth forecast

Former Conservative ministers pour scorn on mini-Budget, saying giving tax cuts to the wealthiest without extra help for those on lower incomes is “wrong” → 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 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

Liz Truss warns ‘difficult decisions’ ahead to fund energy bills help for families and businesses

While she did not spell out what “difficult decisions” would mean, this could point to public spending cuts and an erosion of workers’ rights through cuts to business regulation → Read More

Rishi Sunak camp accuse Liz Truss of 'hiding' from scrutiny after pulling out of BBC Nick Robinson interview

A video posted by Mr Sunak’s campaign on Tuesday showed him appearing in several broadcast interviews throughout the contest, which Ms Truss has largely avoided → Read More

Liz Truss cost-of-living plans delayed until she is PM by ‘lack of information’ from the Treasury

Despite the mounting crisis, i can reveal detailed meetings about the various options to mitigate soaring costs have not taken place between Treasury officials and the Truss camp → Read More

Liz Truss softens on cost of living 'handouts' as Rishi Sunak vows to give people 'hundreds'

Liz Truss accuses Sunak of ‘Gordon Brown economics’ but refuses to rule out more help in future, telling a hustings: ‘I am not going to say what will be in Budget later this year’ → Read More

Liz Truss hints at fresh cost of living support as Treasury works up options for both Prime Minister hopefuls

Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss are holding hustings around the UK for Conservative party members as they vie to become their leader and the next prime minister (Photo: Matthew Horwood/Getty) → Read More

Rishi Sunak comes out fighting on inflation amid warning of rise to 15%

Two think-tanks predicted that the soaring price of gas and food will send inflation close to 15% in 2023, for the first time since the early 80s, while the retail price index could hit 17.7% → Read More

Liz Truss committed an unforced 'error' with her public sector pay fiasco, admits her own camp

Foreign Secretary was forced into a rapid u-turn after a Tory backlash over policy which would have seen public sector pay cut in the north → Read More

Girl, 9, who was stabbed to death in Boston named by police

Two people have been arrested as part of a murder investigation → Read More

Tory leadership: Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak ordered to condemn Whitehall leaks designed to undermine rivals

The warring Tory leadership candidates issue similarly worded statements condemning disclosures from government after i revealed they are causing 'distrust' among ministers → Read More

'We wanted a fresh start and we’ve ended up with batshit and the billionaire': Inside the Tory leadership war

'Sunak’s supporters went for Penny and now they will go for Liz. They will tear her apart. But Rishi’s team are a bunch of shits, they just weren’t as shitty as Liz’s.' → Read More

Tory leadership race: Penny Mordaunt phones all Tory MPs as she 'grafts for every vote' in final round

Mordaunt campaign says victory for rival Liz Truss 'will put Tory MPs' seats at risk' as the trade minister pitches herself as 'fresh start' versus 'continuity cabinet' → Read More

MPs reject bid to oust Boris Johnson early as Government easily survives confidence vote

Tories accused Labour of wasting Parliamentary time with grandstanding on the issue, as the Government moved and easily survived a vote demanded by Keir Starmer → Read More

Gavin Williamson using 'dark arts' to clear Rishi Sunak's path to Tory leadership, rivals claim

'It is Gavin. And we know it is Gavin', one source from a rival camp said of dirty tricks employed in the race → Read More

Penny Mordaunt is favourite with the Tory grassroots, but the public barely know who she is

The trade minister has been described as 'continuity Boris Johnson' and 'Theresa May with bigger hair' but her allies say her most important quality is 'knowing she has what it takes to be Prime Minister' → Read More