Tuesday morning news briefing: Jeremy Hunt to confront the Cabinet – The Telegraph

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After ripping up Liz Truss’s tax plans, Jeremy Hunt will today confront the Cabinet. The new Chancellor will demand to find new spending cuts to restore Britain’s economic credibility. 
He yesterday warned MPs that decisions of "eye-watering difficulty" were needed and declined to rule out a windfall tax or scrapping the pensions triple lock
Political editor Ben Riley-Smith understands Mr Hunt will ask that savings are even found in the health and defence budgets, despite Cabinet protestations. 
These are the key points from Mr Hunt’s announcement, which was met with a positive markets reaction, and this calculator shows how your finances will be impacted. 
After the Commons drama, Tim Stanley says we have learnt who is really running Britain. And Daniel Capurro has a profile of the man who became prime minister in all but name.
The about-turns on the mini-Budget left the Prime Minister in a precarious position, with Tory rebels speeding up plots to oust her from No 10
Last night, Ms Truss said "sorry" for the first time for "mistakes" in economic policy, but vowed to fight on, telling the BBC: "I will lead the Conservatives into the next general election." 
Sir Graham Brady, the 1922 Committee chairman, met Ms Truss in private. He is expected by some senior Tories to communicate the scale of party discontent to her in another meeting in the next 36 hours. 
The 1922 executive members have singled out Prime Minister’s Questions tomorrow as a key moment for Ms Truss to reassert authority. 
Mr Hunt has ruled out standing for prime minister, but a poll of Tory members suggests Ms Truss would not be elected if the summer leadership vote was held again. These are the latest odds for who could possibly succeed her in Downing Street.
China is recruiting dozens of former British military pilots to help train its armed forces, with the Defence Intelligence service set to issue a "threat alert". 
It is understood China is vying to modernise its military, with a specific focus on fast-jet tactics. 
About 30 retired pilots are believed to have been lured to train members of China’s People’s Liberation Army, taking advantage of lucrative recruitment packages thought to be as high as £238,000
As Xi Jingping is about to secure his third term as leader, see our interactive report on how he took power and what he is doing with it. 
And award-winning China correspondent Sophia Yan is on what might be her toughest assignment yet as she charts Xi’s rise in How to be a Dictator, our new four-part podcast series.
Julian Barnes once likened the Booker Prize to posh bingo. Attendees at this year’s ceremony may have found it more akin to the Royal Variety Performance. 
The Queen Consort made her customary appearance last night to present the award, which went to Shehan Karunatilaka for The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida. 
But in a move designed to bring the shortlist to a younger audience, pop singer Dua Lipa delivered a speech on how a love of reading had shaped her career. 
Read our review of the winning book, which Cal Revely-Calder says deserves your attention.
In his latest cartoon, Matt sees the funny side of the Prime Minister’s U-turns. For exclusive insight, try his weekly newsletter.
‘Cruel’ portrayal | Anger is growing over the latest series of The Crown after its depiction of Countess Mountbatten of Burma, a lifelong friend of the late Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, was labelled "deliberately cruel". The fifth series of the Netflix drama juxtaposes invented scenes featuring the Duke comforting Lady Mountbatten after the death of her daughter from cancer with scenes of the late Queen and her husband engaged in frosty conversations. In her analysis, royal correspondent Victoria Ward says the controversies are of the Royal family’s making.
Vladimir Putin’s use of Iranian suicide drones in Ukraine risks pulling Israel into the war and has raised the prospect of closer nuclear co-operation between Tehran and Moscow. In ordering extensive drone attacks on Ukrainian cities, Putin has imported a weapon that has defined the Middle East’s conflicts into the heart of Europe. As James Rothwell reports, Israel faces immense pressure to join the US and Europe in providing military technology to Ukraine. Follow the latest, as the death toll from a Russian warplane crash rose to at least 13 people.
Aston Villa will make an ambitious attempt to convince Mauricio Pochettino to return to management if Steven Gerrard fails to survive the most critical week of his year in charge. Gerrard is preparing for games against Fulham and Brentford that could seal his fate. Matt Law understands Pochettino is the first man Villa will turn to if they sack Gerrard. Meanwhile, England’s Eddie Jones revealed he is a part of an international group of coaches who share advice on WhatsApp.
Jeremy Hunt’s about-turn on the mini-Budget brought relief for homeowners, with early signs soaring mortgage rates could dip. But analysts warned it would not be a silver bullet for the housing market and would only make expectations for house price falls less bad than they could have been. The Chancellor’s reversal of almost all of the mini-Budget’s tax cuts has strengthened the pound, pushed 10-year gilt yields down below 4 per cent, and stabilised markets’ interest rate expectations – which will reduce the need for further mortgage rate increases.
Married actor who played The King is, according to Spooner, the main earner (11) | Spoonerisms (named after a clergyman famed for such slip-ups) are phrases in which the first sounds of two words are switched. So, how might the Rev Spooner describe a "married actor who played The King" in today’s Toughie Crossword? Puzzle par solving time: 45mins.
Potato, garlic and bacon gratin | Comforting and packed with a creamy cheese sauce, this easy dish is a weeknight winner.
Travel | With sandy beaches, fascinating culture and a variety of new hotels to try out, Zanzibar should be top of your bucket list, says Adam Edwards. He describes how this surprisingly affordable paradise became the hottest winter sun destination.
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