London politics latest LIVE: Liz Truss to hold press conference amid speculation Kwasi Kwarteng to be sacked as Chancellor

London politics latest LIVE: Liz Truss to hold press conference amid speculation Kwasi Kwarteng to be sacked as Chancellor

L iz Truss was due to hold a press conference on Friday afternoon alone, sparking speculation that Kwasi Kwarteng was going to be forced out of his job. Government sources were not commenting on these reports as the Chancellor was heading from Heathrow to Downing Street for crunch talks with the Prime Minister in Downing … Read more

Mask-free travel on German Chancellor’s plane prompts fresh debate

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz speaks during a joint media conference with South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa at the Union Building in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, May 24, 2022.  AP/PTI

As Germany braces for the next Covid-19 wave, photos from a flight full of mask-less government officials, including Chancellor Olaf Scholz, and media representatives have prompted a renewed debate over health guidelines. The criticism was sparked by pictures from a government jet Scholz and Economics Minister Robert Habeck used to fly to Montreal this … Read more