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Tory MPs want Defence Secretary Ben Wallace to step in as an "emergency Prime Minister" to take them through to the next election if Liz Truss’ government collapses. Express.co.uk has been told that the popular minister is the favourite in a shortlist of three as the beleaguered Ms Truss fights to keep control of her party with MPs openly claiming she has "10 days to save her Premiership".

Kwasi Kwarteng appeared to blame the 'high pressure' of the Queen's funeral for his shambolic mini-budget.

The Government was plunged into crisis in the wake of his plan being announced in the Commons, as the pound plunged to historic lows and the Bank of England was eventually forced to intervene to calm the markets. 

Who’s to blame for all the turmoil in the UK’s financial markets?

While the popular refrain pins the blame on Downing Street, a careful scrutiny of the events of the past few days will show that Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng just stepped on a land mine that had been long planted.

British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace said Tuesday that Russian President Vladimir Putin is a “gift” to NATO as the war in Ukraine has made many alliance members make plans to increase military spending.

UK Sends Frigate to North Sea After Nord Stream Attacks MikeRivero Wed, 10/05/2022 - 06:00

Last week, Nord Stream AG, the operator of the pipelines, reported a major pressure drop and leakage of fuel. The Swedish and Danish authorities later confirmed they had discovered two gas leaks, with the consensus being that the incident was the result of sabotage.

British PM Liz Truss: "I am a Huge Zionist and a Huge Supporter of Israel" ChrisMenahan Tue, 10/04/2022 - 15:38

Newly appointed Prime Minister Liz Truss declared her undying support for Zionism and Israel during a conference with the Conservative Friends of Israel on Sunday.

The UK may enter a gas supply emergency due to shortages this winter, according to energy regulator Ofgem.

“Due to the war in Ukraine and gas shortages in Europe, there is a significant risk that gas shortages could occur during the winter 2022/23 in Great Britain. As a result, there is a possibility that GB could enter into a Gas Supply Emergency,” Ofgem said in a letter responding to a request by energy generator SSE that the regulator should address the risk of possible insolvencies. The letter was first made public by The Times.

Nearly half a million people have signed a petition demanding an early general election in the wake of Liz Truss’ tumultuous time in office.

Parliament will now debate the UK government and parliament petition after it passed the 100,000 thresholds on September 29 — the day Ms Truss vowed to stick by her controversial economic plan.

Four days on, and the signature total now stands at more than 470,000.

Liz Truss is a dead woman walking, says ex-Cabinet minister MikeRivero Tue, 10/04/2022 - 10:05

A former Cabinet minister sees Liz Truss as a ‘dead woman walking’ who has ‘lost all credibility’, according to a report.

In one of the most high-profile attacks from within her own party, the prime minister was warned her days at No 10 were numbered due to internal anger over her controversial economic plans.