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1. Tories at war over demands for immediate tax cuts to deal with cost-of-living crisis
The government’s disagreements over tax cuts were laid bare on Saturday night as sources close to the prime minister squabbled over calls for immediate action.
Responding to mounting calls from MPs and ministers for urgent tax cuts to lower the cost of living and boost growth, a source urged MPs to “grow up” and stop acting like they were in “kindergarten”. Read the full story.
2. Agency staff could be used to break up “Marxist” union strikes, says Grant Shapps
Contract workers could be used to break strikes as part of a “very quick” change in legislation being prepared by the government amid a summer of chaos fueled by “Marxist” barons, the transport minister said.
In an interview with The Telegraph, Grant Shapps said ministers were working on legislative changes that could come into force “during this particular dispute” to protect the public from being “held for ransom” by strikes. Read the full story.
3. GP made end-of-life care recommendation after incorrect Zoom diagnosis
A 92-year-old former district nurse was recommended to start end-of-life care after a GP wrongly diagnosed her with organ failure via video consultation, The Telegraph can reveal.
The prognosis was given because the doctor “could see from the video that her skin was yellow,” her son was told. He has now made a formal complaint to the Care Quality Commission (CQC) about her treatment. Read the full story.
4. School bans girls from wearing skirts under new “gender-neutral” rules
A secondary school has banned girls from wearing skirts to create a more “gender-neutral” uniform policy.
Parents of pupils at Tiverton High School in Devon were informed on June 9 that the “changes” to the school uniform would come into effect from September. Read the full story.
5. Women are imprisoned 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 knocked over by her boyfriend James Knight.
Just hours later, Magson killed Knight with a single stab to the heart in what she believed was an act of self-defense. After being convicted twice of the bodybuilder’s murder, the 29-year-old has appealed her life sentence, arguing that she should have used “disproportionate force” as a victim of domestic violence. Read the full story.
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