Labour U-turns on private schools


The Labour leadership can’t be trusted to stick to its promises, a commentator has said after the party performed yet another embarrassing U-turn. Sir Keir Starmer wanted to end private schools’ charitable status under a flagship policy to end the tax breaks they enjoy. Shadow […]

Senior Tories blast inheritance death tax as anti-family in latest attack


Inheritance tax labelled ‘unfair’ and ‘cruel’ by expert Ranil Jayawardena, Tory MP for North East Hampshire, called for the “death tax” to be abolished. The ex-Environment Secretary said: “Let’s celebrate, not penalise, people who are trying to do the right thing. Hardworking families should be […]

Closer ties with EU not a betrayal of Brexit, says Norman Lamont


Britain seeking the closest possible relationship with the European Union is “not a betrayal of Brexit”, according to a former Conservative chancellor. Brexit-backer Lord Lamont of Lerwick says it is in “everybody’s interests” to have a “co-operative” relationship with Europe although he notes there is […]