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What happened over the weekend in the weekend of 2022 12-14 November

Dear “Some View on the World” readers,

have a look at what happened over the weekend in the second weekend of this month November

Saturday News

Good morning.

Rishi Sunak is planning to cut defence spending in real terms in the coming years in an apparent breach of the Conservative election manifesto.

‘Hatred of the UK’: A security guard who admitted spying for the Russians grew enraged at the flying of the rainbow flag at the British Embassy in Berlin in support of LGBT rights.

Saturday’s essential news

War on crime | Public sector strikes will distract the police from fighting crime, Britain’s most senior police officer has warned. Sir Mark Rowley, the Metropolitan Police Commissioner, said officers were being dragged into doing more health and social care work by minding mentally ill and vulnerable patients in A&E departments rather than spending their time catching criminals.

  • Migrants | France pledges to stop more boats leaving for UK
    Britain is set to agree a Channel migrant deal with France as early as Monday where the French will put more police on the beaches, pledge to stop more small boats leaving and establish a joint control centre.The agreement where the UK will pay France at least £60 million will see a significant increase in the 200 gendarmes and volunteer officers deployed on beaches in northern France. Home Secretary Suella Braverman has previously suggested she wanted it doubled.
  • Parting gift | Late Queen’s Order of Merit list revealed
  • Bullying storm | Raab accused of hurling tomatoes in a fit of rage
    Dominic Raab was on Friday accused of hurling tomatoes across a table in a fit of rage as he was embroiled in a bullying storm.The Deputy Prime Minister threw the contents of a Pret A Manger salad after being displeased at a briefing, according to reports….
    Mr Justice Hayden said the “identified conflict of interest was so flagrant” and so “manifestly contrary to the fiduciary obligations of the attorneys”, that both Vinoo and Shanu Hinduja had “disclaimed the role”.
  • Family feud | Billionaire brother almost placed in council care home
    A member of Britain’s richest family, the billionaire Hindujas, was nearly moved into a council care home during a bitter family feud, a court has heard.Srichand Hinduja, 86, is the eldest of the four brothers behind the Hinduja Group conglomerate and became the focus of a family row when he was diagnosed with dementia.
  • Made in China | Shops accused of hypocrisy over Christmas cards
    The Telegraph has found that nearly half of the Christmas cards sold by major high street retailers and supermarkets are printed in China, prompting concern over messages of hope and peace being produced in a country with a poor human rights record.Our survey of some of the country’s biggest greeting card retail outlets found that 46 per cent of their Christmas multipack cards are produced in China.Out of 279 multipacks sold in the branches of 10 high street shops and supermarkets in central London, 129 were made in China.

Around the world: Top stories

News focus | Tax rises: How the OBR has got every forecast wrong for a decade

It will be the most feared financial statement of recent times. When the Chancellor Jeremy Hunt finally stands up in the House of Commons on Thursday to unveil the Government’s long-term fiscal plans, he will end weeks of speculation about punishing tax rises and huge spending cuts.

A raid on pensions. A raid on entrepreneurs. A raid on the energy companies, or the banks, or on the rich, or on landlords. Add it all up, and Treasury officials and advisers have been launching more raids than the entire cast of SAS Rogue Heroes.

Comment and analysis

Sunday news

migration plan
 “Hotel Britain”, where asylum seekers are housed at a cost of billions of pounds to the taxpayer, will be ended, the immigration minister has pledged, as the Government prepares a 10-point plan to tackle the migrant crisis.

Sunday’s essential news

‘Illegitimate claimants’ | In an exclusive article for The Telegraph, Robert Jenrick says we need to ensure modern slavery laws are fit for purpose and cannot be exploited. He says the number of people claiming to be a victim is at an all-time high: “Last-minute modern slavery claims clog the system and of those who apply 90pc are approved.”

Around the world: Top stories

Comment and analysis

Take 5: Sunday features

What gripped our readers this week

Louis Tomlinson
Louis Tomlinson interview | On struggling with fame – and a One Direction reunion

Gallery: Royal family pictures of the week

The King greeted British diver Tom Daley at a reception at Buckingham Palace for Olympic and Paralympic medalists. His Majesty also hosted world leaders, business figures and environmentalists at the palace ahead of Cop27. See what else the Royal family has done this week.
Gain a clearer perspective on the stories that matter to you. Take a moment to reflect with our hand-picked articles below.

Five unmissable stories

‘With millions on benefits, we don’t need mass migration to boost GDP.’ Westminster hasn’t begun to grasp the scale of this scandal, writes Fraser Nelson.
Perhaps the main reason people voted for Brexit was a feeling that globalisation was in danger of taking a wrong turn, allowing employers (and politicians) to overlook entire chunks of the population. The NHS has been one of the worst: half of new nurses registered last year were from overseas. The fact that we don’t train enough nurses to staff our own National Health Service is almost the definition of short-sightedness. Would it have hurt so much to train more here? Too many employers have become addicted to importing, rather than training, workers. Or saving money on machines by using cheap humans instead (we’re one of the least automated G20 countries).

Putin’s dirty bomb threat isn’t what it seems.
Regardless, ever since Putin’s comments on October 26, nuclear experts around the world have been dusting off intelligence files on dirty bombs as a precaution.

In Ukraine itself, more immediate actions are being taken. The country’s hospitals are preparing for a mass-casualty radiological disaster as a precaution, with citizens stocking up on iodine pills and bomb shelters being equipped with nuclear survival kits.

“Various measures have already been put in place at hospitals, clinics, and other health-care facilities, while central and local authorities have stockpiled medicines for distribution if needed,” reported the Lancet medical journal on Saturday.

Private girls’ schools have managed to maintain a reputation for academic excellence rather than Etonian-style monied privilege – until now

‘Old boys’ networks aren’t just for men – I’m proof of the power of the elite girls’ school.’ Private girls’ schools have maintained a reputation for academic excellence rather than monied privilege – until now.
St Paul's Girls' School logo.pngThis week, a survey from the universities of Oxford, Exeter and The London School of Economics showed that women who attended one of 12 particular private girls’ schools are 20 times more likely to feature in Who’s Who. None of these establishments comes as a surprise. There is Cheltenham Ladies’ College, North London Collegiate, Wycombe Abbey – and my own alma mater, Saint Paul’s Girls’ School in Hammersmith – all of which now join the rogues gallery of Eton, Westminster, Winchester and Harrow as ‘important engines of inequality’.

The Bank of England’s latest forecasts for the economy make for grim reading as the Old Lady of Threadneedle Street warns of a potentially lengthy recession. But they are just that: forecasts and nothing more.

Ignore the Bank of England – these four signs tell investors when to buy and sell.

Five wardrobe choices they got wrong in The Crown – and four they got right.
Here is a selection of articles we think you’ll be interested in today.
Hospitals like ‘Marie Celeste’ on Fridays, says NHS consultant calling for seven-day service
Embassy guard Briton who sold secrets to Russians was angry over LGBT flag
Just Stop Oil: Officer ‘thrown from his motorcycle’ responding to M25 protest thanks public for support
Land Registry staff get 60 days off a year as backlog mounts
Watch: Police side with Jeremy Vine in row with Sajid Javid over five-year-old cyclist

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