Good evening. Michael Gove has labelled Sir Keir Starmer the “jellyfish of politics” as he took aim at the Labour leader over his decision to ditch his flagship £28bn green investment pledge.
Elsewhere, Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky has announced the sacking of the commander-in-chief of the country’s armed forces.
Gove brands Starmer the ‘jellyfish of politics’ after £28bn green pledge u-turn
The Housing Secretary tweeted: “Brave Sir Keir runs away again. The inveterate invertebrate shows he has no plan & there is no principle he won’t ditch.” The Labour leader announced earlier that his flagship clean energy policy has been downgraded to just £4.7bn a year in the biggest about-turn of his leadership. Meanwhile, Rishi Sunak has been ridiculed on social media after he appeared in a new campaign video. Watch the full video here.
Live updates: Labour cuts green investment plan by 80pc but would raise windfall tax
Zelensky sacks army chief in major shake-up
The dismissal comes after weeks of speculation over General Valery Zaluzhny’s future after the pair became embroiled in a spat over strategy. Colonel-General Oleksandr Syrsky, who led the defence of Kyiv in 2022 as well as the assault on the eastern Kharkiv region later that year, will take over as Commander-in-Chief. Read more about how Zelensky’s relationship with the ‘Iron General’ broke down.
British soldier to be prosecuted for Belfast murder before amnesty begins
A former British soldier will be prosecuted for the murder of a man in Belfast in 1972 before a controversial law giving amnesty to Troubles-era killers comes into force. Northern Ireland’s Public Prosecution Service said the ex-soldier and three other veterans are also facing counts of attempted murder related to incidents in the same year.
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Comment and analysis
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George Allison | The new Ukrainian drone corps is destroying a Russian armoured brigade every two months
World news: Tucker Carlson to air Putin interview tonight
Tucker Carlson’s interview with Vladimir Putin will air on Thursday night, the right-wing US talk show host has announced. Click here to see how and when to watch the interview.
Feature of the day
Edward Enninful assembles 40 ‘legendary women’ for his farewell British Vogue cover
The gathering of supermodels and stars is the largest number of women ever shot together for the magazine’s cover.
Business news: First ‘private’ nuclear reactor to power 2m British homes
Britain’s first “private” nuclear power station is to be built in Teesside using mini reactors previously championed by Boris Johnson. Four so-called small modular reactors will be installed on the north bank of the River Tees under the scheme, producing 1.5 gigawatts of power – enough for up to two million homes.
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Rugby | England name unchanged team for first time in four years for Six Nations clash
Uefa | Aleksander Ceferin in tirade at critics after shock decision to stand down as president
Football | Neville and Keane believe some European clubs they played against at Man Utd were doping
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