Number 10 has said scrapping the winter fuel allowance for all but the poorest pensioners is now "not happening". Earlier on Friday, Sky News revealed the option was under live discussion between No 10, the Treasury and the Department of Work and Pensions as a way to claw back some taxpayer funds from the elderly. The prime minister is expected to fight the next election on a pledge to keep the pension triple lock despite its spiraling costs, and has been looking at various options to cut back welfare spending as he looks to pave the way for pre-election tax cuts, while also remaining committed to the pensions triple lock at the next election.
REUTERS/Maxim ShemetovThe Kremlin is fuming about Armenia’s efforts to join the International Criminal Court (ICC), which has issued an arrest warrant against Vladimir Putin in connection with alleged war crimes in Ukraine.Kremlin Spokersperson Dmitry Peskov warned that Armenia’s interest in joining the ICC is “extremely hostile” to Russia.“Armenia knows very well that we are not parties to the [Rome Statute], and Armenia is well aware of the difficult decision [of the International Criminal Cou
Loic Venance/AFP/GettyRoyalist is The Daily Beast’s newsletter for all things royal and Royal Family. Subscribe here to get it in your inbox every Sunday.King Charles has a “strategic need” to chart a course of reconciliation with his estranged son Prince Harry in the medium to long term—and, as part of his attempts to try and smooth that path, is not seeking an apology from him over accusations made by Harry in his book, films and other interviews, royal sources and friends of the king and Quee
I read with interest the article in the Journal about The Dog’s Trust capacity. I, along with about 20 other people I have spoken to, all tried to rehome a dog from the Trust but were turned down. These were all responsible owners who had many years experience of owning a pet but were not given any reason for the decisions. My border collie died aged 13 in January 2021 and around late March or April I applied to the Trust to rehome a seven year old collie. I am very familiar with the breed and a