Boris Johnson live news: China has yet to confirm Cop26 participation, says Sharma
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Chinese President Xi Jinping has yet to confirm whether he will attend the Cop26 climate conference in Glasgow later this year, Cabinet Minister Alok Sharma admitted.
However, Mr Sharma told the BBC on Sunday he was “very optimistic” that the country would send a negotiating team to the talks, which are seen as essential to agreeing substantial action to tackle the climate crisis.
It came as Boris Johnson’s government was warned that the UK faced a ‘national security problem’ due to a sudden shortage of carbon dioxide (CO2) used by the food and drink industry. , the problem being likely to cause problems in the food supply chain.
Ranjit Singh Boparan, owner of Bernard Matthews and 2 Sisters Food Group, warned on Saturday that there was potential for “massive food waste” across the country due to the shortage, which is linked to soaring prices of big gas.
“This is clearly a national security issue and unlike the labor supply crisis, where the government’s response to our sector has been disappointing to say the least, it needs to be addressed fully. emergency, ”Boparan said.
The Ministry of Housing renamed Department for leveling up in the overhaul of the overhaul
The Department of Housing, Communities and Local Government will now be known as the Department of Leveling to the Top, Housing and Communities as part of an effort to address one of the government’s main issues.
Michael Gove was given the department, which will now have an expanded role in making improvements to “undervalued communities”, during Boris Johnson’s cabinet reshuffle earlier this week.
Mr Gove said he was “delighted” to tackle the upgrading program, which he described as “this government’s defining mission”.
“With a superb team of ministers and civil servants in a new department, our tireless aim will be to meet the needs of neglected families and undervalued communities across the UK,” he said.
“We have a unique opportunity to make a real difference in people’s lives. “
Conrad DuncanSeptember 19, 2021 1:12 PM
Only Lib Dem push can oust Johnson from No 10, Ed Davey to say at party conference
Only a wave of Liberal Democrats at the heart of the Conservatives can remove Boris Johnson from Downing Street, party leader Sir Ed Davey will say at the Lib Dem conference.
Sir Ed is expected to insist his party holds the key to the next general election result after a surprise by-election victory in Chesham and Amersham earlier this year.
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Conrad DuncanSeptember 19, 2021 12:51 PM
Boris Johnson paid tribute this afternoon to ‘goalscoring legend’ Jimmy Greaves after it was revealed that the former England footballer had died aged 81:
Conrad DuncanSeptember 19, 2021 12:34 PM
Prime: why Labor has no choice but to tax fortune
Sir Keir Starmer’s Labor party is starting to move towards raising taxes on the rich to fund reforms for the NHS and social services, with the party leader suggesting he would consider a wealth tax to pay the improvements.
Our Deputy Political Editor, Rob merrick, examined what is behind this change in tone:
Conrad DuncanSeptember 19, 2021 12:15 PM
UK has “vassal status to no one,” Minister insists
A government minister rejected the claim that the UK has US “vassal status” on the new AUKUS alliance on security in the Indo-Pacific.
French Europe Minister Clément Beaune suggested this weekend that the British government had agreed to “an accepted form of vassalization” with the United States over the deal.
In response, Cabinet Minister Alok Sharma told Times Radio: “As far as France is concerned, we will continue to have very close cooperation with them on security issues through NATO and through the Joint Expeditionary Force.
“It’s not about provoking anyone, it’s about ensuring safety and security, and of course we want to have constructive relations with all countries.”
When asked if he disagreed with the French minister’s request, Mr Sharma added: “I don’t see us having vassal status to anyone.”
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Conrad DuncanSeptember 19, 2021 12:00
Labor to open negotiations with EU on ‘new deal’ to end post-Brexit touring crisis
Labor plans to open its own talks on a “new deal” with the EU to end the post-Brexit crisis, forcing musicians to give up touring, in a bid to pressure the government to end the post-Brexit crisis. he acts.
The independent may reveal that Brussels will be asked to relaunch its offer of visa-free tours across the EU for creative artists and remove huge new fees and red tape for transporting material
Our Deputy Political Editor, Rob merrick, has the full story below:
Conrad DuncanSeptember 19, 2021 11:40 AM
Miliband warns government against continuing ‘indefensible’ benefit cut
Labor shadow business secretary Ed Miliband warned it was “simply indefensible” for the government to move forward with plans to cut universal credit by £ 20 a week amid concerns concerning rising gas prices.
“Soaring gas prices will push half a million more families into fuel poverty,” Miliband wrote on Twitter.
“It is simply indefensible for the government to reduce universal credit. “
He added: “If the business secretary is really spending today trying to figure out how to help, his starting point has to be to undo the cut.”
Conrad DuncanSeptember 19, 2021 11:30 AM
Australian Prime Minister says he understands France’s “disappointment” at submarine snub
The Australian Prime Minister admitted he understood France’s “disappointment” after his government scrapped a multibillion-dollar submarine deal in favor of a pact with the United States and the United Kingdom. United this week.
Scott Morrison defended the decision on Sunday, saying it was made in Australia’s “national defense interests”.
Our journalist, Leonie Chao-Fong, has the full story below:
Conrad DuncanSeptember 19, 2021 11:13
Below you can find comments from COP26 President Alok Sharma on the need to reduce household carbon emissions in order to meet climate change targets:
Conrad DuncanSeptember 19, 2021 10:58 AM
COP26 president “very optimistic” China to send team to climate crisis talks
COP26 President Alok Sharma said he was “very, very hopeful” that China would send a negotiating team to international talks on the climate crisis in Glasgow in November.
Although Chinese President Xi Jinping has yet to confirm his participation in the rally, Sharma told the BBC André Marr Spectacle: “I am very, very optimistic that we will have a delegation from China coming.
“President Xi Jinping is reportedly coming for the world leaders conference which is Cop’s first two days. But of course we want China to be there for the negotiations.
“I feel they will come for this. I certainly expect China to send a negotiating team to Glasgow.
The minister added he was also confident talks would continue in person despite rising Covid levels in Scotland, with safety measures such as daily tests and vaccinations for delegates prepared for the event.
Conrad DuncanSeptember 19, 2021 10:42 AM