A statement has been released by a group of Tory MPs who hold right-wing and socially conservative views.
Although Cates and Kruger express their personal backing for Sunak, they are harshly critical of his approach and plan to collect donations to promote the election of similar-minded Conservatives to Parliament.
The statement does not name Suella Braverman, who was sacked as home secretary, but Cates and Kruger were vocal in their support for her last week and the New Conservatives are seen as a base from which Braverman will launch a leadership campaign if the party loses the next election.
According to Cates and Kruger’s declaration:
We are worried that the recent rearrangement suggests a significant shift in the government’s policy direction. The Conservative party appears to be intentionally distancing itself from the group of voters who helped us win a strong majority in 2019.
The 2019 election marked a significant shift in our political landscape, building upon the success of the Brexit referendum in 2016. Across all areas of Britain, from rural communities to industrial hubs in the north and Midlands, voters rejected the prevailing belief among political parties that our country was in decline. This belief, which had been prevalent for two decades, led to stagnant wages, inflated assets, high taxes, regional disparities, mass immigration, a failed foreign policy focused on China and the European Union, and a cultural agenda that devalued British history and disregarded biological sex. The public made their voices heard through their votes, and we made a promise to bring about change.
Previously, we held onto the belief that the government was committed to realigning our priorities – to address the imbalance in our economy, redirect our focus in foreign relations, significantly decrease immigration, and promote practical thinking in our educational institutions. Unfortunately, this hope for realignment has diminished. It seems that the leaders have chosen to disregard the voters who supported us in the last election, jeopardizing the seats we gained from the Labour party in 2019 in an attempt to secure support elsewhere.
Cates and Kruger reaffirm the New Conservatives’ stance on the UK’s departure from the European convention on human rights, a cause supported by Braverman. They also mention their efforts to raise funds in order to assist in the election of like-minded MPs and candidates who align with the New Conservative mission.
Other conservative politicians may also share their opinions on the recent rearrangement in the near future. Sunak is not likely to be greatly troubled by the Cates and Kruger’s involvement. The New Conservatives have a mere 14 members of Parliament listed as supporters on their website, and even right-leaning newspapers, despite their admiration for Braverman’s beliefs, have largely shown support for the reshuffle. (Reference 11:42 AM)
Yesterday evening, Dame Andrea Jenkyns, a conservative who supports Boris Johnson but is not officially a member of the New Conservatives, revealed that she had sent a letter to the chair of the 1922 Committee, advocating for a vote of no confidence in Sunak. She shared her letter on X and stated that Sunak’s actions towards Johnson were unacceptable and that he did not have the support of the public. However, there have been no other Conservative MPs who have expressed their agreement with her.
53 Conservative Party members would need to send letters to Sir Graham Brady, who chairs the 1922 Committee, in order to initiate a vote of confidence in Sunak. It is possible that a few additional members may have sent letters privately, but it is not believed that there are enough critics of Sunak to reach that number.
2.11pm), Kruger said:
Cameron was the leader of the campaign to remain in the European Union and he is now responsible for our diplomatic connections with Europe.
As long as he continues to follow the guidance of the prime minister and respects the responsibility we have as a government, I am not worried about his appointment.
In my opinion, it is sending a perplexing message to our voters. Furthermore, the current structure of the government does not align with our vision.
Kruger stated that he believed the reshuffle indicated a return to “the politics of decline” for the government. When asked to evaluate the reshuffle, he responded by saying:
On a scale of 1 to 10, I would rate it 5. There were some good and great individuals involved, but I am worried that we are reverting to a downward spiral in politics. This is our main concern.
Where is the energy and the spirit of change that 2019 represented? I worry that we’re going in the wrong direction now, even though all the people involved are tremendous and we support them.
The Financial Times reported that Hunt plans to expand the “full expensing” policy in the autumn statement, allowing businesses to deduct the entire cost of IT equipment, plant, or machinery from their profits until at least 2026.
“The king’s speech is a missed chance.”
Shadow Chancellor Rachel Reeves criticized the king’s speech as a “missed opportunity” in her remarks.
There is currently no law in place to update the outdated planning system and speed up the decision-making process for our important national infrastructure. As a result, the planning processes are hindering the progress of key industries such as offshore wind, life sciences, and 5G.
There are currently no pension reforms in place to incentivize British companies to remain in the country and support their growth. As a result, many are forced to seek funding elsewhere, which is contributing to the UK’s stagnant economic growth.
There is no significant strategy in place to lower energy bills, as the energy price limit has risen by fifty percent during this term of government.
In the statement released with the announcement, Cameron stated:
We will continue to utilize all available resources to disrupt the despicable actions of this terrorist group, collaborating with the United States and our partners to make it more difficult for them to function and isolate them globally.
The Palestinian population also suffers from the actions of Hamas. We show our support for them and will continue to advocate for temporary ceasefires to increase the amount of essential aid reaching Gaza.
The discussions reveal individuals expressing concern about the changes in personnel and requesting a competition for leadership.
At 2:11pm, he believed there were insufficient numbers to meet the required threshold for a vote to take place.
According to recent polling conducted by Ipsos, the majority of voters approve of Rishi Sunak’s choice to dismiss Suella Braverman. However, they are more inclined to believe that the return of David Cameron was not the best decision. Cameron Garrett, an employee of the polling organization, reported these findings.
The complete results can be found here. In response to the results, Keiran Pedley, the director of politics at Ipsos, stated:
David Cameron’s selection as foreign secretary has sparked mixed reactions, with Conservative voters in 2019 showing more support. However, the general public tends to have negative perceptions of his tenure, particularly in regards to UK-EU relations, public services, and immigration policies.
Given the circumstances, it is not unexpected that although some potential voters believe he will enhance the effectiveness of the present administration (including 40% of voters who supported the Liberal Democrats in 2019), not many believe his selection will greatly benefit the Conservative Party’s chances in the upcoming national election.
A statement was recently released by a group of Tory MPs who hold right-wing and socially conservative views.
Cates and Kruger express their individual backing for Sunak, but they are critical of his approach. They plan to gather funds to ensure that more like-minded Conservatives are chosen for parliament.
The sentence does not mention Suella Braverman, who was fired from her position as home secretary. However, Cates and Kruger have openly expressed their support for her last week, and the New Conservatives are viewed as a potential starting point for Braverman’s leadership campaign if the party is unsuccessful in the upcoming election.
According to Cates and Kruger’s statement:
We are worried that the recent restructuring suggests a significant shift in the government’s approach to policies. The Conservative party appears to be intentionally distancing itself from the group of voters who helped us win a majority in the 2019 election.
The election, which followed the success of the leave vote in the 2016 Brexit referendum, marked a significant shift in our political landscape. In 2019, voters from all over Britain – including rural areas, industrial towns in the north and Midlands – rejected the commonly agreed upon belief among political parties that our country was in decline. This belief had resulted in two decades of stagnant wages, inflated asset prices, high taxes, regional inequalities, record levels of immigration, a foreign policy focused on China and the European Union that had failed, and a cultural agenda that disparaged British history and disregarded biological sex. The public cast their votes, and we made a promise to bring about change.
Yesterday, we clung to the belief that the government was committed to realigning our priorities. We hoped that they would strive to restore balance in our economy, shift the focus of our foreign policy, significantly decrease migration, and bring back rationality in our educational institutions. However, that hope, known as the realignment project, has now diminished. In political terms, it seems that the leadership has chosen to forsake the voters who switched to our party in the previous election, sacrificing the constituencies we gained from Labour in 2019 in order to maintain support elsewhere.
Cates and Kruger reaffirm the New Conservatives’ stance on the UK leaving the European convention on human rights, which is also supported by Braverman. They also mention their group’s goal of securing funds to aid in the election of MPs and candidates who align with the New Conservative mission.
It is expected that additional conservative members may comment on the rearrangement in the next few days. Sunak is not likely to be greatly worried about the Cates and Kruger involvement. The New Conservatives have a small number of 14 MPs listed as backers on their website, and even conservative newspapers, including those who appreciate Braverman’s beliefs, have generally shown support for the reshuffle. (Check 11:42 AM updates.)
Yesterday, Conservative MP Andrea Jenkyns, known for her support of Boris Johnson, expressed her disappointment with Chancellor Rishi Sunak by writing to the chair of the 1922 Committee and sharing her letter on X. She criticized Sunak’s treatment of Johnson and claimed he lacks public support. However, no other Conservative MP has publicly voiced agreement with her stance.
In order to initiate a confidence vote for Sunak, 53 members of the Conservative party would need to send letters to Sir Graham Brady, who is the chair of the 1922 Committee. Though it is possible that some additional MPs have privately submitted letters, it is unlikely that there are enough critics of Sunak to reach that number.
Tomorrow’s vote in the Commons for the party will be a difficult one, as there is a possibility that Labour MPs may dissent and support a complete ceasefire.
Speaking to Mitchell, Lammy stated:
Can the minister acknowledge that the brief pauses in the north are not sufficient, as Gaza is facing a severe humanitarian crisis with over 1.5 million people displaced and dire shortages of essential resources?
Currently, the people of Gaza require immediate assistance in the form of medication, water, food, and fuel. It is crucial for there to be a swift and comprehensive ceasefire in Gaza to ease the suffering of Palestinians and for Hamas to release their captives.
Mitchell expressed deep regret for all civilian deaths.
Additionally, he informed members of parliament that the United Kingdom was exploring the possibility of utilizing “air and maritime options” to increase the delivery of aid to Gaza.
We are also calling on the Israeli government to enhance humanitarian entry, including through Rafah and by unblocking the Kerem Shalom crossing.
Currently, we evaluate that land is the most feasible and secure method for delivering necessary humanitarian aid to Gaza in the required amounts. However, we are also exploring the possibility of using air and sea routes, including our bases in Cyprus.
Rhondda Cynon Taf is a county borough in Wales.
On Saturday 25 November, a group of people will leave from the Cynon, Rhondda, and Taf valleys. They will gather in Pontypridd for a protest, urging the UK government to make the right to food a legal requirement. The speakers at the rally will include famous Welsh football player Neville Southall and Cleide Correia, who is the manager of the Merthyr Cynon foodbank.
AJ Le Brun, a representative of the Rhondda Cynon Taf Trades Union Council, stated:
Similar to how our ancestors experienced in the 1920s, we are once again facing issues of not having enough food and living in extreme poverty. In a country that is one of the wealthiest in the world, this is completely unacceptable.
Jason Richards, a representative from the Communications Workers Union, also mentioned that they will be gathering donations for nearby food banks during the event. If possible, please bring a canned good to contribute.
According to Michael Hamilton and Harry Cole, their story goes like this:
According to The Sun, the crackdown would involve:
New regulations created to prevent hooligans from climbing on statues, scaffolding, and bus stops while protesting.
The regulations concerning fireworks, smoke bombs, and flares have become stricter.
The limit for authorities to restrict marches and demonstrations for safety reasons has been reduced.
Police have stated that the law regarding the glorification of terrorist organizations, such as Hamas, is too ambiguous to effectively enforce at this time. As a result, there are plans to strengthen the legislation.
Government officials are exploring methods to limit specific chants, such as “from the river to the sea,” that are often heard at protests. They are working with protest organizers to establish guidelines for approving demonstrations.
The unverified account surfaced within a week of the king’s speech, where the government officials had supposedly revealed their plan for the upcoming year but did not mention these specific actions.
David Cameron will be discussing the possibility of joining the government in the upcoming reshuffle, which would result in Braverman being replaced.
After the king’s speech was released, No 10 stated that there was ongoing discussion about whether the tents plan should be included in the criminal justice bill.
The proposal mentioned by the spokesperson was not included in the legislation being released today. He informed the reporters:
This proposal will not be included in the criminal justice legislation. I am not aware of any current plans to introduce it in other places.
The Welsh government is working towards creating a more equitable system for individuals residing in properties with lower values.
The government, led by the Labour party, is initiating a discussion on potential reforms to the system. However, they have stated that there will be no overall increase in the amount of council tax collected, which currently stands at approximately £2.4 billion annually.
According to two of its suggestions, approximately 30% of the nation’s 1.5 million households would experience an increase in their bills, while the remaining homes would either see a decrease or no change.
Residences will undergo a revaluation after 20 years, possibly leading to the creation of new brackets. The most recent reassessment in Wales occurred in 2003, while England and Scotland still use property values from 1991 to calculate bills.
“The changes are part of the agreement between the Labour government and Plaid Cymru.”
The modifications are a result of the collaboration agreement between the Labour government and Plaid Cymru. The Welsh government stated, “These changes are part of the understanding between the Labour government and Plaid Cymru.”
The current system is outdated by 20 years and it is unjust. Those living in lower council tax bands are paying a larger proportion of council tax compared to the value of their homes, while those in higher value homes pay less.
According to Sam Rowlands, the Welsh Conservative shadow minister for local government, the government is secretly planning to increase council tax for individuals who work diligently.
The foreign secretary, David Cameron, stated in an interview with Times Radio that…
I am in favor of David Cameron returning to government and was highly supportive of the notion. [See 11.05am.] I was aware of it a couple of days beforehand and had a conversation with David Cameron to inform him of my thoughts on foreign affairs and the Foreign Office, although it was not my suggestion.
I did not come up with the idea and set it up as it may appear from what you read.
I am familiar with both Rishi Sunak and David Cameron, but in politics, things can be more straightforward than they seem. Occasionally, one person may simply ask another for a casual conversation and suggest a course of action, to which the other person agrees without hesitation.
There is no need for a middleman, as they resolved the issue on their own. This is what occurred in this instance.