Today’s Telegraph Headlines
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1. Lord Frost’s threat to the EU regarding the Northern Ireland Protocol solution
Lord Frost will issue a threat to the EU on Monday that the UK is ready to trigger Article 16 unless the bloc agrees to replace the controversial Northern Ireland protocol.
The Brexit minister has drawn up proposals to permanently replace the protocol and will tell the Conservative Party conference that the UK “cannot wait forever” for Brussels and unless it moves “soon”, the UK Uni will trigger the so-called nuclear option allowing it to suspend parts of the protocol. Read the full story.
2. Boris Johnson warned top Tories not to raise taxes after refusing to rule him out
Boris Johnson received a public warning from senior Tories on Sunday not to raise taxes in the budget later this month after repeatedly failing to rule out an increase.
Cabinet ministers and senior Tory MPs have urged the PM to live up to his claims to be a low-tax Tory, fearing the party’s reputation will be eroded. Read the full story.
3. Thousands of veterans ready to face the heavyweight crisis “but are ignored by number 10”
Thousands of military veterans are ready to help tackle the heavyweight crisis but are being ignored by the government, a logistics expert said.
Departures from the service and veterans with requisite skills who have no civilian equivalent are hampered when attempting to enter the road transport industry. Read the full story.
4. A police officer met from the same unit as Wayne Couzens accused of rape
A Metropolitan Police officer on duty, in the same unit as Wayne Couzens, has been charged with rape.
Dame Cressida Dick said she found the accusation “deeply concerning” and that the public “will be very concerned as well”. Read the full story.
5. Pandora Papers: Tony and Cherie Blair saved £ 312,000 in stamp duty by buying property through an offshore company
Tony and Cherie Blair avoided paying £ 312,000 in stamp duty when they bought a £ 6.45million house in London, a wealth of leaked documents have revealed.
According to the documents, the Blairs purchased the Harcourt Street, Marylebone property as an office for Ms Blair’s business by purchasing the offshore company that owned it. Read the full story.
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