Bank of England forced to intervene over ‘material risk’ to UK economy

Good morning. The pound has sunk back into the red after two major interventions last night reignited investor concerns about the UK’s tax-cutting Budget. In an extraordinary development, the IMF urged Prime Minister Liz Truss to reverse her economic policies – pointing particularly to the decision to scrap the higher rate of income tax. Ratings … Read more

Treasury plans to help renters get mortgages as interest rates set to soar

On Tuesday Huw Pill, the Bank’s chief economist, said a “significant policy response” to the tax cuts announced in last week’s mini-Budget could be expected at the next rates meeting on Nov 3. Rates of six per cent would trigger a fall in house prices of between 10 and 15 per cent, according to new … Read more

Chest binding could be child abuse, say police amid ‘mounting horror’ at Mermaids trans charity

Chest binding is potential child abuse, the Metropolitan Police has said, as concerns are raised over the actions of a trans charity. Scotland Yard has said that if police receive reports of a child using a breast binder, which is used to flatten the chest, officers will investigate it along with social services. It comes … Read more

EU splashes taxpayer cash ‘on lipstick lessons and lacy lingerie for men’

The European Union spent almost €1 million funding drag queen shows and other diversity projects aimed at “blurring” traditional gender roles, The Telegraph can disclose. The bloc’s taxpayers’ stumped up some €892,050 to help finance the schemes, which promised to tackle issues such as “toxic masculinity” and to establish LGBT-friendly schools across the Continent. The … Read more

Gareth Southgate says in-form Harry Maguire can win England the World Cup

Despite, by his own admission, staking his reputation on Maguire, Southgate insisted it is in England’s best interests, and not just his own, for the player’s fortunes to change before the World Cup kicks off in Qatar. “I know everybody says he’s important to me, he’s important to us,” said Southgate. “It’s us. It’s not … Read more

Why is Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters so angry?

What’s eating Roger Waters? No stranger to controversy, the veteran rock star has talked himself into trouble again. Planned concerts in Poland have been cancelled amid outrage over the Pink Floyd co-founder’s stance on the war in Ukraine. Krakow City Councillors scheduled a vote this week to declare Waters persona non grata, ahead of two … Read more

Iran players cover badges to protest against repression of women

The 27-year-old later removed the post. Iranian riot police and security forces clashed with demonstrators in dozens of cities on Tuesday. Amini, from the northwestern Kurdish city of Saqez, was arrested on Sept 13 in Tehran for what the morality police deemed to be “unsuitable attire”. She died three days later in hospital after falling … Read more

Prince of Wales has no plans for formal investiture ceremony

The tradition of an investiture at Caernarfon Castle was revived in 1911 when George V gave the title to his son, Edward. Before then, such a ceremony had not taken place at the castle for several hundred years. The Prince and Princess have made clear that they will do things differently since first being given … Read more

Putin’s own propagandists turn on draft sending ‘hairdressers and teachers’ to Ukrainian front

Olga Skabeyeva, one of the most prominent state TV hosts, on Tuesday also lashed out at the mobilisation drive, urging criminal prosecution for those who abuse their powers in drafting men. Even Russia’s most blood-thirsty war reporters from state TV have expressed dismay over what appears to be a completely random choice of conscripts. Alexander … Read more

Russian opposition activist beaten up and raped by police

A Russian opposition activist was beaten up and raped by the police after he was arrested for reading poetry which criticised the Kremlin’s puppet governments in Ukraine.   Riot police stormed Artyom Kamardin’s flat late on Monday and beat him up along with his girlfriend and a friend who was staying with the couple, his … Read more