UK Saturday morning press briefing: The Telegraph’s main headlines of the day


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1. We must not comply with the demands of the strikers, warns the Treasury

The Treasury has warned against giving in to strikers’ wage demands, fearing it could fuel spiraling inflation.

From Tuesday more than 40,000 railway workers will walk out, crippling Britain’s transport network and threatening GCSE and A-Level exams and hospital appointments. Read the full story.

2. Priti Patel attacks the ECHR’s “scandalous” decision

Priti Patel has signaled her desire to leave the European Convention on Human Rights, saying the way the ‘opaque’ Strasbourg court grounded the UK’s first deportation flight to Rwanda was ‘outrageous’.

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Home Secretary says ‘I am not a defender of EU institutions, never have been’ after EU judges granted an urgent injunction to one of the asylum seekers for the out of the flight, just hours after the UK Supreme Court rejected his plea. Read the full story.

3. I didn’t quit because of steel tariffs, says Lord Geidt

Lord Geidt has said the steel tariffs are a ‘distraction’ from the real reason he quit, as he criticized the government’s willingness to break international law.

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Boris Johnson’s former ethics adviser made the comments in an email to William Wragg, chairman of the House of Commons Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee. Read the full story.

4. Boris Johnson offers to train Ukrainian soldiers

Boris Johnson offered Ukraine a UK-led military training program he said could “change the equation of war”, during a surprise visit to Kyiv on Friday.

Ukrainian forces would be trained under the British programme, which the government said had the potential to train up to 10,000 soldiers every 120 days. Read the full story.

5. Kate Bush’s song tops the charts 37 years after its release

Kate Bush’s single, Running Up That Hill, reached number one 37 years after its first release, breaking a string of records.

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The 1985 song rose to popularity after being featured prominently in the hit Netflix series Stranger Things, and recent sales have propelled it to the top of the UK charts after nearly four decades. Read the full story.

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