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Rishi Sunak has said that the government must follow through on its promise of tax rises and spending cuts in this week’s autumn statement or risk a market backlash destabilising the UK economy.

“Financial conditions in the UK have stabilised, clearly,” he told reporters. “But they have stabilised because people expect the government to take the decisions that will put our public finances on a sustainable trajectory, and it’s the government’s job to deliver on that. That’s what the chancellor will do.”

Meanwhile, writing in the Telegraph, the prime minister labelled Russia a “rogue state” and called out the Russian president for not attending the meeting of world leaders in Bali.

India at 75: upending narratives and rewriting history

  India at 75: upending narratives and rewriting history The palatial family home of India's first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru, the freedom struggle stalwart and close confidant of Mahatma Gandhi, is now a museum where loyalists come to pay tribute. His daughter Indira Gandhi, who grew up in the house, and grandson Rajiv both went on to become prime ministers. Today, whether the emperor Akbar –- of the Muslim Mughal dynasty that ruled India for 300 years –- won or lost a key battle against a revered Hindu king depends on which textbook is being used.

At home, home secretary Suella Braverman will sign an agreement with French interior minister Gerald Darmanin today to ramp up efforts to stop migrant crossings in small boats in the Channel.

On Friday the foreign secretary James Cleverly and Catherine Colonna, his French counterpart, issued a statement stressing the “urgency of tackling all forms of illegal migration”.

Mandela Barnes’s Last Punch

  Mandela Barnes’s Last Punch The Democratic candidate hasn’t found a way to respond to Senator Ron Johnson’s attacks on crime, and is foundering in the polls as a result.“There are not enough people who want to take the time to consider what somebody else’s life has been like,” Barnes said. “And they want to bastardize people because of decisions that had to be made.” As he began talking about his plans, two gunshots rang out in the distance. A member of his security team peered outside. But Barnes stayed on message, forging ahead as if nothing had happened. “We’ve got to be intentional about this, about better birth outcomes.

Key Points

  • Rishi Sunak says taxes must rise to avoid market backlash
  • Rishi Sunak calls Russia 'rogue state' for not attending G20 summit

Sunak pledges ‘sustainable trajectory’ as Hunt warns of ‘sacrifices’ for all

04:45 , Maroosha Muzaffar

Rishi Sunak has pledged to deliver on market expectations with this week’s autumn budget as his Chancellor warned everyone will need to pay “a bit more tax” to stabilise the economy.

Labor MP says detail needed on plan to reduce crime by removing unsupervised children from families in Alice Springs

  Labor MP says detail needed on plan to reduce crime by removing unsupervised children from families in Alice Springs Federal Labor politician Marion Scrymgour says she wants more detail around what the Northern Territory government is calling an "intervention" to get at-risk children off the streets of Alice Springs at night. The NT government has been facing growing pressure over the rising levels of crime in Alice Springs, which reached a tipping point on Wednesday after police issued a public alert advising people not to enter the CBD because a stolen car was being driven dangerously.

The Prime Minister said Jeremy Hunt will unveil measures on Thursday to “put our public finances on a sustainable trajectory” after investors were spooked by his predecessor’s £45 billion tax-cutting bonanza.

The statement is expected to include painful public spending cuts and tax hikes to plug a black hole in the nation’s finances.

Mr Hunt earlier said “sacrifices” were required across the board to get the economy back on track.

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Sunak pledges ‘sustainable trajectory’ as Hunt warns of ‘sacrifices’ for all

Braverman to sign deal with France today over Channel migrants

04:30 , Maroosha Muzaffar

Suella Braverman, the home secretary, will sign an agreement with French interior minister Gerald Darmanin today to ramp up efforts to stop migrant crossings in small boats in the Channel.

On Friday last week, foreign secretary James Cleverly and Catherine Colonna, his French counterpart, issued a statement stressing the “urgency of tackling all forms of illegal migration”.

Aboriginal Affairs minister Selena Uibo rejects 'intervention' label for Alice Springs crime plan, backs removal of 'at-risk' kids

  Aboriginal Affairs minister Selena Uibo rejects 'intervention' label for Alice Springs crime plan, backs removal of 'at-risk' kids Selena Uibo says a "circuit breaker" is needed in Alice Springs, as the opposition renews its attack on plans to raise the age of criminal responsibility.The policy has caught other politicians by surprise as well as the NT Children’s Commissioner, who said she was not consulted or advised the plan was in the works.

Under the new agreement that Ms Braverman will sign in Paris today, the amount the UK pays France to cover the cost of increased patrols at their end will increase from about £55m a year to £63m.

This year so far 40,000 people have crossed the Channel in small boats according to the latest government data. Last year, the number stood at 28,526.

Rishi Sunak calls Russia 'rogue state' for not attending G20 summit

04:21 , Maroosha Muzaffar

The prime minister labelled Russia a “rogue state” as he called out the Russian president for not attending the G20 summit in Bali.

Rishi Sunak said that Vladimir Putin’s no-show at the summit means he is not even attempting to explain his actions, despite being “responsible for so much bloodshed in Ukraine”.

Mr Sunak wrote in the Telegraph that “we will not let our economic future be held hostage by the actions of a rogue state – and nor will our allies”.The prime minister arrived in Bali today for the summit.

Rishi Sunak says taxes must rise to avoid market backlash

04:02 , Maroosha Muzaffar

Rishi Sunak has said that the government must follow through on its promise of tax rises and spending cuts in this week’s autumn statement or risk a market backlash destabilising the UK economy.

'Target families, not crim kids': Labor MP

  'Target families, not crim kids': Labor MP Federal Labor MP Marion Scrymgour wants Northern Territory families to be made accountable for their children's criminal behaviour in Alice Springs.Marion Scrymgour says crime rates in the central Australian city have been rising for a number of years and action is needed.

The prime minister is facing the threat of rebellion from backbench Conservative MPs angry at Jeremy Hunt’s announcement that everyone in the UK will pay more tax as a result of the fiscal policies he is set to unveil on Thursday.

But Mr Sunak said that the chancellor has no choice but to deliver on the expectations of the international markets that he will put Britain’s finances on a sustainable path.

Read the full story by Andrew Woodcock here:

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Rishi Sunak says taxes must rise to avoid market backlash

03:45 , Maroosha Muzaffar

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NT Police sending 40 additional officers to Alice Springs tonight as crime continues to rise .
Residents were urged to stay out of the Alice Springs CBD overnight, as stolen cars cause mayhem in the main streets.This comes after police issued an alert early this morning, warning residents to avoid the CBD for the second time in exactly two weeks.

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