20 Jul 2023

UK: Triple by-elections, inflation drop, MI-6 invitation to Russian spies

From Nine To Noon, 9:50 am on 20 July 2023

UK correspondent Lara Spirit joins Kathryn to talk about the three by-elections all happening this weekend and what it could mean for the Conservatives. Inflation has made an unexpected drop - and that puts pressure on the Bank of England, and MI6's boss has revealed its recruited a number of Russians disaffected by the Ukraine war.

Lara Spirit is a reporter for The Times Red Box, where she covers politics from Westminster.

Britain's Prime Minister Rishi Sunak leaves 10 Downing Street in central London on March 8, 2023 on his way to take part in the weekly session of Prime Minister's Questions (PMQs) in the House of Commons.

Could the weekend's by-elections be a referendum on the tenure of Rishi Sunak? Photo: AFP