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Fresh evidence of a toxic bullying culture in Parliament has emerged, as a Sky News investigation reveals numerous shocking allegations of abusive behaviour by MPs. A five-month-long probe uncovered disturbing accounts of MPs regularly demeaning and berating staff, leaving them feeling scared and isolated. Some felt forced to leave politics altogether while others suffered lasting
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Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng has announced that April’s National Insurance hike is to be reversed from 6 November. The 1.25 percentage point increase was introduced under former chancellor Rishi Sunak, but during the Tory leadership race Liz Truss pledged to change it. Mr Kwarteng made the announcement ahead of a “mini-budget” on Friday. Politics hub: Health
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More than 250,000 people saw the Queen lying in state in London, according to the culture secretary. Michelle Donelan told Sky News that more than a quarter of a million mourners “went through parliament” but that it was an approximate figure and the government was still “crunching the final numbers”. People queued round the clock
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Today marks the final full day of the Queen’s lying in state. Thousands of people are still joining the queue to pay their respects, as heads of state continue to arrive in London ahead of Monday’s funeral, with the estimated queuing time at least 12 hours. Foreign dignitaries have been arriving in their droves over
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The new Prince of Wales has spoken about the ordeal of taking part in yesterday’s procession, in which he walked behind the Queen’s coffin, telling a member of the public that it “brought back a few memories”. Prince William, who famously walked behind his mother Diana’s coffin in 1997, said the walk yesterday was “challenging”.
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The Queen is lying in state in Westminster Hall. Her Majesty’s coffin will remain in place for hundreds of thousands of people to pay their respects until 6.30am on Monday. Follow updates ahead of the Queen’s funeral here. Pay your own personal tribute here. Read more about the Queen’s reign here.
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