NEWS DIGEST 02.10.2022: Michael Gove not happy with Trussonomics

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Michael Gove said Liz Truss’s programme of tax cuts was deeply concerning and “not Conservative”, and hinted he would not vote for them, in a major blow to the prime minister’s authority. Asked on BBC One’s Sunday with Laura Kuenssberg show whether he would vote against the package in the Commons, a move that could lose him the Conservative whip, Gove initially dodged the question, saying it was a “good thing” that Truss, who spoke earlier on the same programme, had acknowledged some mistakes were made in the mini-budget. Pushed again about whether he could back the plan, Gove said: “I don’t believe it’s right.” While he backed the moves to limit energy bills, the fact that 35% of additional borrowing in the fiscal statement went on unfunded tax cuts left him “profoundly” concerned, Gove said. “There needs to be recognition of mistakes,” Gove said – Michael Gove says Liz Truss’s tax cut plans ‘not Conservative’ (The Guardian UK edition ~ News – UK politics – Economic policy)

If you had access to a time machine, where would you go? It’s something that has been asked more times than any of us can count, and yet, it remains an endlessly fascinating question. And it is the question at the very heart of countless movies that feature characters who travel both forwards and backwards through time for love, riches, or to get a good grade on a final. No matter what the reason is, it never gets old watching people go on time-traveling adventures – 15 Of The Best Time Travel Movies Ever Made (BuzzFeed ~ TV and Movies)

IT APPEARED TO be more of a therapy session than the launch of a successful era. We are referring to the coming together in September 2016 of Leo Cullen and Stuart Lancaster. One was inexperienced, the other damaged by experience. In Cullen, Leinster had a head coach with just two-years-work under his belt, only one as head honcho, a job he was initially trusted with on a mere caretaker basis – ‘When you get a Stuart Lancaster, you get a Klopp, a Guardiola, the best coach in world rugby’ (The42 ~ The42 Reads)

Kajol was spotted with her family at the North Bombay Sarbojanin Durga Puja 2022. Also, Sumona Chakraborty was clicked while she reached the pandal. Durga Puja is one of the most auspicious festivals in India. It is widely celebrated across the World. It is a Hindu festival originating in the Indian subcontinent which reveres and pays homage to Goddess Durga for her victory over Mahishasur – Durga Puja 2022: Kajol, Tanishaa, Sumona Chakraborty seek blessings at North Bombay Sarbojanin pandal – In Pics (Zee News ~ News – Photos)

Conservative MP and former Cabinet minister Michael Gove said he is “profoundly” concerned about Liz Truss’s vast tax cuts as he hinted he could vote against the plans. Mr Gove said cutting the 45 per cent income tax rate for the highest earners was a “display of the wrong values”. Mr Gove said there were “two major things” that were problematic with the plans set out by the Prime Minister and Chancellor. The second, Mr Gove argued, was the move to cut the top rate of income tax and axe the cap on bankers’ bonuses “at a time when people are suffering”. “Yes, the energy package was the most important thing in the fiscal event, but broadly 35 per cent of the additional money that we are borrowing is not to cut energy costs, it is for unfunded tax cuts.”Michael Gove could vote against Truss’s ‘profoundly concerning’ tax plans (Evening Standard ~ NEWS – POLITICS)

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