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New PM Sunak announces new budget date

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Chancellor Jeremy Hunt will deliver an Autumn Statement on November 17, where he is expected to announce spending cuts to plug a £40billion black hole in the public purse.

Pensioners and benefit claimants should also learn how much their payments will rise by.

To calm jittery markets after Liz Truss’ shambolic premiership Mr Hunt is set to rein in borrowing by squeezing department Budgets.

Downing Street said: “The Prime Minister told Cabinet that economic stability and fiscal sustainability would be at the heart of this Government’s mission.

In his first intervention since being appointed justice secretary last week, Robert Buckland signalled the government was prepared to think again about the use of Alastair Darling’s emergency 50p tax rate for high earners.

It comes as Tory backbenchers have urged the new Prime Minister to use his first Budget statement to pledge significant tax cuts for middle-income earners.

Steve Baker, deputy chairman of the European Research Group of backbench Eurosceptic MPs, has written to Mr Johnson calling for a cut in capital gains tax – currently set at 20 per cent or 28 per cent depending on circumstances – and changes to inheritance tax rules.

In his letter, seen by The Sunday Telegraph, Mr Baker says Theresa May’s decision not to call a snap election in 2017 meant she “missed an opportunity” to enshrine in law her proposed increase in the income tax personal allowance from £11,850 to £12,500 and higher rate threshold from £46,350 up to £50,000.

Ahron Young is an award winning journalist who has covered major news events around the world. Ahron is the Managing Editor and Founder of TICKER NEWS.

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Did the Simpsons predict Musk’s Twitter takeover?

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New Twitter boss Elon Musk claims The Simpsons predicted his takeover years ago

Elon Musk has alluded to the fact that The Simpsons predicted his takeover of Twitter in a 2015 episode.

The episode titled “The Musk who fell to Earth” showcases Lisa Simpson feeding birds in a letter box with the label “Home Tweet Home.”

During the episode, Musk flies in on his rocket ship before meeting the Simpsons family.

Before Musk leaves, the show throws to the bird house. Lisa Simpson then says “I guess humanity wants its change one bird house at a time.”

Fans of the series have been quick to jump on its so-called prediction capabilities. They often draw parallels between the episodes and monumental events in history.

Lovers of the show are convinced it predicted Donald Trump’s Presidential run, Disney’s purchase of Fox and the 9/11 attacks.

More recently, they’re certain the show predicted England and America’s 2022 World Cup match in an 1997 episode.

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British lawmakers want to fine social media

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Social media companies could be fined if they don’t remove harmful content, according to a new plan from the UK Government

Lawmakers want to make it illegal to encourage users to harm themselves online.

It’s part of a crackdown on online behaviour on content that leads to self harm.

In a statement, Digital Secretary Michelle Donelan said these firms “can no longer remain silent bystanders”.

She says they’ll face fines for allowing this abusive and destructive behaviour to continue on their platforms.”

It follows the death of Molly Russell in 20-17, which sparked concern for harmful content online.

A coroner ruled social media platforms fed her content that “romanticised acts of self-harm”.

Sexually explicit materials will also be banned under the new policy.

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Twitter adds millions of users after cutting staff

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Twitter boss Elon Musk says new user signups to the social media platform are at an “all-time high”.

That’s despite his recent struggles with a mass exodus of advertisers and users fleeing to other platforms.

Musk says signups to Twitter are averaging over two million per day over the past week.

Reported impersonations on the platform spiked earlier this month, before and in wake of the Twitter Blue launch.

Musk says buying Twitter will speed up his ambition to create an “everything app” called X.

Musk’s “Twitter 2.0 The Everything App” will have features like encrypted DMs, longform tweets and payments.

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