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1. Half our MPs will be women, Conservatives promise after porn scandal

Half of Tory MPs elected in the next election must be women, the party chairman has said, warning that a substantial increase in female representation would be key to tackling Westminster madness.

In an interview with The Telegraph, Oliver Dowden said the Tories were committed to a goal of equal gender representation in the Commons. Read the full story.

2. Railway union warns of ‘summer of disobedience’

Britain’s biggest rail union is preparing for an Extinction Rebellion-style disruption to spark a summer of chaos, government sources have claimed, after a senior RMT official said the body was preparing for the ” civil disobedience”.

Eddie Dempsey, the union’s deputy general secretary, revealed that in addition to having its members vote on a strike, the union was considering civil disobedience in response to a dispute over jobs and wages. Read the full story.

3. Ukraine has a way to victory, but the prospect of defeat risks Russian escalation

“The war in Ukraine is our war – it’s everyone’s war (…) because Ukraine’s victory is a strategic imperative for all of us,” Liz Truss said in her speech at Mansion House. this week.

“We are doubling down. We will continue to go further and faster to drive Russia out of all of Ukraine.”

With these words, the Minister of Foreign Affairs made it official. Britain may not be directly at war with Russia in Ukraine, but indirectly it is most certainly in a cold war, a proxy war. Read the full story.

4. Neil Parish quits over Commons porn scandal

Neil Parish has resigned as an MP after admitting to watching pornography twice in the House of Commons.

The Tory MP for Tiverton and Honiton said he first visited the website accidentally after looking at tractors online but then deliberately returned to it a second time in a ‘moment of madness’. Read the full story.

5. Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak put another £5,500 back on the tax bill

A middle-earner couple will pay over £5,500 in extra tax over the next decade under policies introduced by Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak, even after the Chancellor’s planned income tax cut, according to an analysis.

A document produced by the House of Commons Library says that two median earners on a combined salary of around £72,000 a year would pay around £5,550 extra due to the National Insurance hike and the pension threshold freeze. personal income tax allowance. Read the full story.

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