Honeymoon over for British Prime Minister

 
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UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is facing a Tory revolt on multiple fronts as he battles to bring the government’s flagship Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill to Parliament before Christmas reports The Week

There are reports the prime minister is preparing to back down and lift a ban on onshore wind farms after a campaign led by former levelling up secretary Simon Clarke gained support from former PMs Boris Johnson and Liz Truss. On Sunday, former party chairman Sir Jake Berry added his name to the list of MPs backing the amendment, with the current levelling up secretary, Michael Gove, “also understood to want an end to the ban”, said Sky News.

It comes just days after Sunak was forced to pull a vote on plans for mandatory, centrally-set targets to build 300,000 homes a year, after around 50 Tory MPs signed an amendment that would have scrapped housebuilding targets.

It was a “major embarrassment” for the PM, HuffPost said. The government whips office is having to “work overtime as Tory MPs challenge the prime minister’s authority on a range of issues”, the news site added, with the forthcoming levelling up bill “a particular focal point for revolting Conservative backbenchers”.?

There are reports the prime minister is preparing to back down and lift a ban on onshore wind farms after a campaign led by former levelling up secretary Simon Clarke gained support from former PMs Boris Johnson and Liz Truss. On Sunday, former party chairman Sir Jake Berry added his name to the list of MPs backing the amendment, with the current levelling up secretary, Michael Gove, “also understood to want an end to the ban”, said Sky News.

It comes just days after Sunak was forced to pull a vote on plans for mandatory, centrally-set targets to build 300,000 homes a year, after around 50 Tory MPs signed an amendment that would have scrapped housebuilding targets.

It was a “major embarrassment” for the PM, HuffPost said. The government whips office is having to “work overtime as Tory MPs challenge the prime minister’s authority on a range of issues”, the news site added, with the forthcoming levelling up bill “a particular focal point for revolting Conservative backbenchers”.

Allowing onshore wind farms with local consent “would almost certainly mean giving the go-ahead in many areas, as public support for the technology grows during the current energy crisis”, said The Independent.

 

 



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