R ishi Sunak has reportedly gained the support of more than half of all Tory MPs to become Britain’s next prime minister as at least 12 “switchers” from Boris Johnson’s campaign backed him on Monday morning. They included Foreign Secretary James Cleverly, Cabinet Office minister Nadhim Zahawi, former Home Secretary Priti Patel, former Culture Secretary Sir John Whittingdale and another close ally of Mr Johnson, Sir James Duddridge. After Mr Johnson pulled out of the contest on Sunday night, ex-Chancellor Mr Sunak was picking up new backers far quicker than Commons Leader Penny Mordaunt who is also seeking to get the support of 100 MPs needed to get on the ballot paper to go to party members to decide from a shortlist of two. One tally put Mr Sunak on 180 (more than half the 357 Tory MPs), with Ms Mordaunt on 31, but other reports have lower figures. If only the former Chancellor gets the support of 100 MPs, he will become Tory leader on Monday afternoon, and Britain’s first non-white PM, without a vote by party members.
A year ago, Sam Curran had watched on as his teammates began their T20 World Cup campaign in the UAE, sidelined by what would soon become a hallmark of authenticity among English seam bowlers: a stress fracture of the back. Sam Curran is congratulated by his captain England captain Jos Buttler. Stokes finished with figures of 2-19 from four overs, not bad for a player whose last four balls at a T20 World Cup had each been clobbered for six. Buttler made a run-a-ball 18, while fellow opener Alex Hales was dropped twice in his 19 scored at the same rate. Stokes was bowled for just two by Nabi, who then took a catch as good as any of England’s to remove Dawid Malan.3 months ago Evening Standard
S outhampton vs Arsenal LIVE! The Gunners pay a visit to St Mary’s this afternoon as they look to restore their four-point gap at the Premier League summit. Such a cushion was whittled back down to a solitary one courtesy of Manchester City’s win over Brighton yesterday, though Arsenal will be confident of notching a ninth straight win across all competitions here after edging past Leeds and PSV. Arsenal have already equalled their best-ever start to a season, though this has not always been a happy hunting ground and they lost at this venue back in April. Follow Arsenal vs Southampton LIVE below, with Simon Collings reporting from the stadium.3 months ago Evening Standard
From the couple’s love story at Stanford to their daughters’ star-studded west London private school, here’s what we know about Britain’s third first family of 2022. Business, fashion and a £14m property portfolioAfter her MBA, Murthy reportedly worked as a marketing director for a Dutch tech incubator fund in San Francisco, before leaving to found her own fashion label, Akshata Designs, in 2007. Sunak and Murthy reportedly lived in India for four years as newlyweds before moving to the UK shortly before Sunak became MP for Richmond in Yorkshire in 2015. Indeed, family were at the heart of his initial premiership campaign: unlike Truss’ family, Murthy and their daughters accompanied him on stage at campaign events and seemed happy to pose for photo calls walking hand in hand along the street. It’s unlikely the Truss family have had time to change much during such a short tenure – so what will happen to that flat at Number 11 now?3 months ago Evening Standard
R apper and fashion designer Kanye West has made several antisemitic remarks over the past month - and several brands have severed ties with him as a result. Last weekend, a small group of antisemitic protesters in Los Angeles was spotted holding signs that said “Kanye West was right about the Jews”. BalenciagaLuxury fashion house Balenciaga was the first major company to cut ties with West amid the controversy. PelotonExercise instructor Alex Toussaint told Peloton members on Monday that his classes would no longer include Ye’s music. The platform followed suit on Tuesday, telling members that it “indefinitely paused” the use of Ye’s music in workouts.3 months ago Evening Standard
R ishi Sunak has faced off against Sir Keir Starmer at Prime Minister’s Questions in his first Commons outing as leader, after the Government confirmed that the much-awaited fiscal statement will be delayed. The Labour leader welcomed Mr Sunak, saying it was a “significant moment in our national story” that he was the first Prime Minister of South Asian descent. Mr Hunt said it was “prudent” to delay the statement, which is now an “upgraded” full Autumn statement, to allow for the most up-to-date economic forecasts. He said the plans would show debt falling in the medium term. The new-look Cabinet met for the first at 9.30am, with minister Nadhim Zahawi telling journalists as he left that the party was “very united”.3 months ago Evening Standard
N ow hot girl summer is well and truly over, it’s time to start thinking about cold girl winter - and a puffer jacket is the purchase that should be at the top of your wishlist. For utmost versatility, a black, brown, or cream style is your best bet. If you invest in a well made design, your puffer will last for life - not just for Christmas. When it comes to a cropped cut, play with proportions by wearing it with high waisted wide leg jeans and trainers. Keep scrolling to find the jacket that will see you through the season in style.3 months ago Evening Standard
E ven as a lefty British (Scottish) Indian, I felt a swell of pride looking at the photos of Rishi Sunak making history with King Charles. My Indian parents were over the moon. Every child of Indian parents is feeling the weight of acute disappointment. And then the news dropped that Suella Braverman was returning to the Home Office just six days after she admitted a serious security breach. Bringing back Braverman reveals that Sunak cannot be serious about grown-up government or growth, because if you want some you need more immigration.3 months ago Evening Standard