Politics Hub: 'We can't rule it out' - minister hints at windfall tax U-turn; increase investment or face one-off levy, energy firms told

Politics Hub brings you the latest political news, insight and analysis from the Sky News team in Westminster. Boris Johnson is waiting for the publication of the Sue Gray report after the police investigation into partygate concluded.

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Politics Hub brings you the latest political news, insight and analysis from the Sky News team in Westminster. Boris Johnson is waiting for the publication of the Sue Gray report after the police investigation into partygate concluded.

She said:"I know people on middle incomes, and they're not taking benefits, they are also massively impacted [by rising prices]. The Erith & Thamesmead MP said Sir Keir Starmer's position was much stronger than Boris Johnson as he pledged to resign should he be fined over COVID lockdown breaches.

07:54:53Parliament's standards committee is set to investigate whether Mr Johnson misled the House of Commons when he spoke about the events in Downing Street during lockdown."It probably wasn't the best idea for there to be such a meeting because people will immediately draw conclusions that this was an attempt to pressure her," Mr Gauke said.

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Even Margaret Thatcher Would Have Brought In A Windfall Tax, Tory MP SaysEx-Treasury minister Jesse Norman says current arguments against one-off levy on energy firms are 'very weak'. Are they. If prices boom later in the year. He will get one go at this. His timing has to be right or he is out on his Harris. Its summer now, we are just going to hope for good weather and a drop in the price of Petrol and Diesel. CorbynWasRight NATIONALISE

Tory row over energy windfall tax widens as more ministers oppose ideaHealth Secretary Sajid Javid and Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis became the latest senior Tories to caution against the move, despite it having widespread public support. Drop income tax and put more money in people's pockets. Because it won't work.

Tory windfall tax row widens as two more Cabinet ministers reject the policyBrandon Lewis and Sajid Javid became the fifth and sixth Cabinet members to speak out against a possible plan to tax energy firms Do the ministers have any financial interests in the energy companies? Windfall taxes are populist short term crowd pleasers that end up doing more harm than good in the long run. So I fully expect Boris Johnson to announce one in the immediate future. Should EU Ireland join NATO too, just like it's Northern Counterpart?

Windfall tax cannot be ruled out amid 'extraordinary' cost of living pressure says Treasury ministerEnergy companies have been told by the government that 'all options are on the table' if they do not reinvest their bumper profits - amid a growing clamour for a windfall tax. The Tories will U turn and introduce a windfall tax , probably as a distraction when Sue Gray report published ⬇️ Setting the scene for the customary ‘nothing to see here’ u-turn ToriesOut

Cost of living: Energy chief says any windfall tax should fall upon 'those with the broadest shoulders'One out of eight million accounts with energy supplier E.ON in the UK are already in arrears, and chief executive Michael Lewis expects that to rise by 50% come October. Cost of living crisis for so many people. here are my naked photos So basically, just the likes of multil-millionaires like Sunak and the bosses of the energy companies currently making obscene profits due to global markets rates.

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