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Right here is Dominic Raab’s assertion.

I’ve written to the Prime Minister to request an unbiased investigation into two formal complaints which were made towards me. I look ahead to addressing these complaints, and persevering with to function Deputy Prime Minister, Justice Secretary, and Lord Chancellor. pic.twitter.com/3lmJR76e6b

— Dominic Raab (@DominicRaab) November 16, 2022

Dominic Raab requires inquiry into complaints towards him

Dominic Raab has mentioned he has written to the prime minister “to request an unbiased investigation into two formal complaints which were made towards me” however will proceed in his posts as deputy prime minister, justice secretary and lord chancellor. The total story is right here.

Sunak tells Biden he needs NI protocol dispute resolved earlier than twenty fifth anniversary of Good Friday settlement subsequent 12 months

Rishi Sunak has set subsequent 12 months’s twenty fifth anniversary of the Good Friday settlement as the brand new deadline for a decision of the dispute with the EU over modifications to the Northern Eire protocol.

In a briefing after Sunak’s assembly with Joe Biden, the US president, earlier, the PM’s spokesperson mentioned Sunak referred to the anniversary in the course of the assembly and “guaranteeing that we get a negotiated settlement that protects the Good Friday settlement by then”.

The spokesperson mentioned Biden didn’t particularly requested Sunak in regards to the Northern Eire protocol invoice, which continues to be going by way of parliament. The invoice would permit the UK to disregard components of the protocol and Brussels says that if it turns into regulation, negotiating an settlement on reforms to the protocol will turn into a lot more durable.

However the two leaders did focus on the scenario in Northern Eire generally, the spokesperson mentioned. “They each expressed their dedication to defending the Good Friday settlement,” she mentioned.

In its personal readout from the talks, the White Home mentioned Biden and Sunak “affirmed their shared dedication to defending the positive aspects of the Belfast/Good Friday settlement”.

Rishi Sunak holding his bilateral meeting with Joe Biden.
Rishi Sunak holding his bilateral assembly with Joe Biden.
{Photograph}: Alex Brandon/AP

Sunak’s assembly with Xi Jinping cancelled as G20 leaders focus on Poland missile strike

Right here is the story from my colleagues Jessica Elgot and Aletha Adu in regards to the cancellation of Rishi Sunak’s deliberate bilateral with the Chinese language president, Xi Jinping.

Sunak says tackling inflation his primary precedence

And listed below are the details from Rishi Sunak’s press convention.

We must always all be clear: None of this might be taking place if it weren’t for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. That is the merciless and unrelenting actuality of Putin’s battle.

  • Sunak accused President Putin of displaying “utter contempt” for the worldwide order. Referring to the Russian missile assaults on Ukraine yesterday, he mentioned:

That was taking place at a time when the G20 was gathered looking for decision to among the world’s challenges and the identical time Putin was raining down indiscriminately that quantity of missile assault. I feel it exhibits utter contempt for the worldwide rules-based system.

  • Sunak mentioned that the battle in Ukraine was a risk, not simply to international safety, however to the worldwide financial system as properly. (See 8.33am.) Everybody on this planet was affected, he mentioned.

The persistent risk to our safety and international asphyxiation has been pushed by the actions of the one man unwilling to be at this summit – Vladimir Putin. There isn’t a single particular person on this planet who has not felt the impression of Putin’s battle.

With extra information of inflation at the moment, it’s the primary factor that’s on individuals’s minds. It’s the factor that’s inflicting most anxiousness, opening up payments, seeing the emails are available in with rising costs. And that’s why it’s proper that we grip it.

As my colleague Larry Elliott studies, the UK’s annual inflation price has hit a 41-year-high of 11.1%.

I need to inform those that the selections that we’ll be making tomorrow can be based mostly on equity. They’ll be based mostly on compassion.

And I’m assured that, when individuals see the set of selections within the spherical when the chancellor has delivered his assertion, they may see that we now have strived extremely exhausting to ship equity, to ship compassion, and put the UK on a constructive financial trajectory.

  • He confirmed that, in his talks with President Biden, the pair didn’t focus on a UK-US free commerce deal. However Sunak mentioned they did focus on commerce usually, and he mentioned he was “crammed with optimism about our capability to do extra commerce with the US”. At one stage Brexiters mentioned {that a} free commerce cope with the US could be a significant, post-Brexit enhance to the financial system, however not too long ago the federal government admitted there isn’t a prospect of something being negotiated within the quick or medium time period.

  • Sunak refused to just accept that Brexit was a big issue behind the UK’s financial dificulties. Requested if he accepted that Brexit was “in any approach” liable for Britain’s issues, Sunak didn’t say that he did. In his reply, he didn’t point out Brexit in any respect – though he did allude to it when he spoke of “idiosyncratic issues” being an element particularly nations. He mentioned that on the G20 summit it was clear that nations all world wide have been going through financial hassle. That was due to Covid and the battle in Ukraine, he mentioned.

In order that’s the worldwide financial context. That’s what’s dominating what’s taking place. Each nation goes to have idiosyncratic issues however these are the overwhelming dominating elements which are resulting in the financial problem that we’re going through in the mean time.

  • Sunak confirmed that, in future, he wished to prioritise high quality over velocity when negotiating commerce offers. He made the remark in response to a query about George Eustice’s criticism of the free commerce cope with Australia, and Sunak appeared to be accepting Eustice’s argument – that as a result of Liz Truss was decided to conclude a deal rapidly, as worldwide commerce secretary, she gave away an excessive amount of to Australia.

Rishi Sunak holding his press conference in Bali.
Rishi Sunak holding his press convention in Bali. {Photograph}: Reuters

Right here is the broadcaster Piers Morgan’s tackle the Rishi Sunak press convention.

Watching @RishiSunak press convention stay from Bali. No matter you consider him, it’s reassuring after the previous few shambolic years to now have a Prime Minister who at the least seems to be & sounds severe & statesmanlike, and appears to know what he’s speaking about. pic.twitter.com/afK6O1D7u0

— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) November 16, 2022

Q: How is the UK going to work with different nations to implement the proposals within the G20 communique?

Sunak says the communique is “substantive”, “complete” and “motion oriented”.

Plenty of constructive issues have come out of the summit that can be carried ahead by the Indian presidency, he says.

And that’s it. The press convention is over.

Sunak refuses to just accept Brexit signficant issue behind UK’s financial difficulties

Q: Do you settle for Brexit has made the financial scenario worse? And do you agree with George Eustice that the commerce cope with Australia is a dud?

Sunak says international elements are primarily behind the financial scenario. He doesn’t handle the purpose about Brexit.

On commerce, he says each commerce deal has good and unhealthy factors. In future he doesn’t need to sacrifice high quality for velocity, he says.

(Eustice says the Australia deal was unhealthy as a result of Liz Truss rushed it.)

Sunak says authorities working ‘extremely exhausting’ to make sure to autumn assertion delivers equity and compassion

Q: The autumn assertion goes to be powerful for individuals. Why do they should settle for what is occurring?

Sunak says inflation is individuals’s primary concern. It eats into individuals’s residing requirements. He needs to get it down, and restrict the rise in mortgage charges.

That may require tough selections, he says.

He says over the summer time individuals acquired a glimpse of what can occur when you don’t get this stuff proper.

However the selections can be based mostly on equity and compassion. He says he thinks individuals will see that the federal government has “strived extremely exhausting to ship equity, to ship compassion”.

UPDATE: Sunak mentioned:

I need to inform those that the selections that we’ll be making tomorrow can be based mostly on equity. They’ll be based mostly on compassion.

And I’m assured that, when individuals see the set of selections within the spherical when the chancellor has delivered his assertion, they may see that we now have strived extremely exhausting to ship equity, to ship compassion, and put the UK on a constructive financial trajectory.

Q: In a single interview yesterday you mentioned inflation was your primary precedence. In one other you mentioned it was unlawful immigration. Which is it?

Sunak says tackling inflation is his primary precedence.

As soon as the UK has a secure financial basis he’s assured it could actually transfer forward.

We have to get a grip on inflation first, he says.

He says the G20 communique launched at the moment made the identical level.

Unlawful immigration is the subsequent precedence after that, he says. He says, after the autumn assertion, it’s the problem he has been spending most time on.

He says the cope with France exhibits the primary fruits of that effort.

Q: [From ITV’s Anushka Asthana] While you have been woken up at 5am, did that carry residence to you ways this battle might unfold?

Sure, says Sunak. That’s the reason he spoke to the Polish president. And he spoke to President Zelenskiy of Ukraine too.

He says the G20 leaders have been looking for options to those issues as Russia was deploying greater than 80 missiles towards Ukraine. That exhibits “utter contempt” for the worldwide system.

Sunak is now taking questions.

The BBC’s Chris Mason asks what he would say to individuals apprehensive the battle in Ukraine might provoke a worldwide battle.

Sunak says they’re nonetheless establishing the details as to what occurred yesterday. That’s taking place as we communicate, he says.

Sunak says financial stability and confidence are on the coronary heart of the federal government’s agenda.

The autumn assertion tomorrow will present how the federal government is placing the nation on a constructive trajectory, he says.

Sunak says Russia’s battle in Ukraine is risk not simply to international safety, however to international financial system

Rishi Sunak is talking firstly of his press convention.

He says Vladimir Putin launched indiscriminate assaults on civilians in Ukraine yesterday.

The UK is steadfastly behind Ukraine, he says.

So long as the battle goes on, it poses a risk to the safety of the UK and the world.

And it’s devastating for the worldwide financial system, he says.

Two-thirds of G20 members are at the moment experiencing inflation charges over 7%, and the IMF predicts a 3rd of the world’s financial system can be in recession this 12 months, or subsequent.

At a time when nations are tentatively rising from the ravages of the Covid-19 pandemic, households internationally have been hit by punishing worth rises and are going through an unsure future.

Good morning. Rishi Sunak continues to be on the G20 summit in Bali, however on account of the missile that landed in Poland, the G20 additionally changed into a G7/Nato summit. My colleague Patrick Wintour has the most recent right here.

Sunak has had a bilateral assembly with Joe Biden, the US president. However his deliberate bilateral with the Chinese language president, Xi Jinping – which might have been Xi’s first nose to nose assembly with a UK PM for nearly 5 years – was cancelled.

Sunak is because of maintain a press convention at 8.30am. Talking earlier, requested about studies that the Polish deaths might have been brought on by a missile fired by the Ukrainians as a part of their air defences, Sunak mentioned:

I feel an important factor to recognise is the rationale Ukraine is having to make use of missiles is to defend its homeland. It’s having to defend its homeland towards an unlawful and barbaric set of strikes by Russia.

Right here is the agenda for the day.

8.30am: Rishi Sunak holds a press convention in Bali.

9am: Steve Barclay, the well being secretay, speaks on the NHS Suppliers convention in Liverpool

12pm: Dominic Raab, the deputy PM, faces Angela Rayner, Labour’s deputy chief, at PMQs.

After 12.30pm: MPs debate the remaining phases of the nationwide safety invoice.

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Rishi Sunak sitting with Joe Biden (left) at the emergency meeting of G7 leaders in Bali.
Rishi Sunak sitting with Joe Biden (left) on the emergency assembly of G7 leaders in Bali. {Photograph}: Leon Neal/PA