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The Mirror : politics
29  mai     23h01
Wallace and Gromit’s Shaun the Sheep recruited to help kids respect nature
   The popular character from the animated films will be the face of a new campaign to teach children how to behave outdoors and follow the Countryside Code
Firms to be banned from giving kids vape samples to get them on hooked on e-cigs
   The Government announced a crackdown amid growing fears over the health impact on children targeted by colourful flavoured devices seasoned smokers use to quit
Anything less than full co-operation from Sunak is an insult to pandemic victims’
   Setting up a Covid public inquiry before denying it information smacks of sparing political blushes by Rishi Sunak who should instruct the Cabinet Office to hand over whatever it wants
Tories have ’murdered’ manufacturing says union leader amid fury at missing plan
   MPs and unions today blasted the lack of an industrial strategy from the Government as fears grow about the impact on a series of firms and the wider economy
Prisons in ’catastrophic’ state with space set to run out in six weeks, jail chiefs warn
   Prison Governors Association President Andrea Albutt accused the Government of lying to the public by telling them that locking up more people and for longer increases public safety
Anger at ’ridiculous’ Met police plan to curb mental health 999 visits
   The Metropolitan Police Commissioner is set to ban police officers in his force from attending thousands of calls they get every year to deal with mental health incidents
Ministers down to wire as deadline to release Boris Johnson’s Covid WhatsApps looms
   The row comes after the Cabinet Office handed extracts from Boris Johnson s prime ministerial diaries which showed potential lockdown breaches to the police without telling him
28  mai     23h01
Victims ’failed’ as support for major tragedies like Grenfell not enough, critics say
   Ministers have announced more people will have access to things such as bereavement and trauma counselling or transport to and from court during trials however victims are still not getting free legal help
Criminals ’let off the hook’ as 30,000 muggings went unsolved last year, figures reveal
   Every day last year more than cases of robbery of personal items were closed without a suspect being identified an analysis by the Lib Dems has revealed
Hitting UK’s richest 350 with 2% wealth tax ’would generate 16billion for Treasury’
   Researchers have calculated how much cash could be injected into the Treasury if a wealth tax was applied to the richest people in the country
Keir Starmer should put free school meals for all pupils in Labour’s manifesto’
   Sharon Hodgson an MP in North East England recalls the stigma of queueing for free dinners But this is about more than ending any stigma for the one in five who receive them
Our Chancellor looks relaxed as higher interest rates push Britain into recession’
   Kevin Maguire writes that Jeremy Hunt is relaxed about plunging Britain into recession no wonder Labour and Keir Starmer are enjoying healthy double digit poll leads
Vulnerable households have just DAYS left to apply for 400 support on energy bills
   The Mirror can reveal two months after applications opened in March just of eligible families had applied Now there are just days left to apply or households risk losing out on support
Labour MP who knows stigma of free school meals urges Keir Starmer to extend them
   Sharon Hodgson who was the Labour leader s Commons aide until only a few months ago threw her weight behind the Mirror s campaign for universal free school meals in primary schools
Russian ambassador warns BBC host: ’Offend me once again we will stop this interview’
   Moscow s man in London repeatedly clashed with BBC presenter Laura Kuenssberg as she grilled him about his country s invasion of Ukraine
Tributes paid to miners’ leader and Tower Colliery hero Tyrone O’Sullivan, 77
   He spearheaded a buyout of the Cynon Valley pit and the staff marched back to work in January in a triumph for staff at the South Wales coal pit
Tory MPs claim hundreds of pounds in driving fines back on EXPENSES sparking fury
   Sir Alastair Graham former chair of the Committee on Standards in Public Life said it was scandalous adding that MPs should have to pay their fines like the rest of us
Tory Health Secretary confronted by junior doctor on live TV as 72-hour strike looms
   The British Medical Association s junior doctors committee co chair Vivek Trivedi challenged the Tory minister after he suggested doctors were being unreasonable
Desperate Rishi Sunak plans supermarket price cap on basic foods such as bread and milk
   No is planning to make a deal with supermarkets as it becomes increasingly worried the cost of living crisis gripping Britain could derail the Tories slim hopes of winning the next general election
27  mai     18h10
Cherie Blair’s charity linked to firm sanctioned for ’supporting Russia’
   Dubai based John Desmond Hanafin is accused of facilitating movement of Russian cash into the UAE via Huriya which funds mentoring scholarships for the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women
Sadiq Khan says heart attack scare made him understand that ’time is finite’
   The Mayor of London said that after suffering a suspected heart attack on stage he is more determined than ever to act on the environment not least because of his kids
This explosion of infighting will only get nastier as the Tories collapse’
   For a long time Labour s strategy has been to sit back and watch it happen I m not a fan of this but it is increasingly hard to argue with
Suella Braverman missed a valuable lesson by swerving speed awareness course’
   Rachael Bletchly says sitting through a public speed awareness course may have made Home Secretary Suella Braverman a more thoughtful politician as well as a safer drive
Boris Johnson’s new lawyers set to cost taxpayers more than 1 million
   Labour said it was outrageous that hard working taxpayers will continue to pay Mr Johnson s legal bills as he rakes in millions from globe trotting speaking gigs
Tories making Britain ’sick man of Europe’ - with north hit twice as hard as south
   Jonathan Ashworth Labour s Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary blamed record NHS waiting times and out of date benefit rules for trapping people out of work