Monday evening news briefing: Rishi Sunak hits back at Gary Neville
Good evening. Rishi Sunak has hit back at Gary Neville over claims about the treatment of UK workers. But, first, the headlines – including how the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are to present a new Netflix show.
Evening briefing: Today's essential headlines
Migration | The Government's policy to send migrants to Rwanda to claim asylum is lawful, the High Court ruled today. Several challenges were brought against the proposals announced by Priti Patel, the then home secretary, in April, to deter migrants from crossing the Channel. Home affairs editor Charles Hymas reports the arguments that senior judges rejected. It came as a leading think tank said migration topping one million a year is set to become the "new norm" for decades to come.
Sussexes | Harry and Meghan to present new Netflix documentary
Brixton Academy | Security guard, 23, caught in crowd crush dies
Johnny Depp | Amber Heard settles US case with ex-husband
Jeremy Clarkson | 'Horrified to have caused such hurt' over column
UK weather | Cold snap ends, but heavy rain could cause flooding
The big story: Sunak tells Neville to stick to football
It was a tournament beset by controversy and during which a spotlight was shone on human rights abuses.
But after ex-footballer Gary Neville appeared to equate Qatar's appalling record with the British government's decision not to give in to nursing union pay demands, Rishi Sunak has hit back.
The Prime Minister today advised the ITV pundit to stick to football after he used coverage of the World Cup final to attack the Government.
Mr Neville voiced solidarity with striking nurses and drew parallels between the treatment of migrant workers in Qatar and workers in the UK.
"We've got a current Government in our country that are demonising rail workers, ambulance workers, and terrifying nurses," he said.
As Anita Singh reports, Mr Sunak responded by defending his record and criticising Mr Neville, who doubled down on his comments.
These are the best TV moments – both good and bad – from a most peculiar World Cup, which ended with Lionel Messi's Argentina triumphing on penalties against France last night.
The Government faces a series of industrial disputes with NHS staff – including nurses, who are striking again tomorrow, and 999 call handlers, who will walk out for the first time in 30 years on Wednesday – as wages fail to keep pace with high inflation.
On a visit to London's King's College hospital today, Steve Barclay was rebuked by the mother of a three-year-old girl with cystic fibrosis.
Watch video of Sarah Pinnington-Auld confronting the health secretary about the conditions facing nurses. These are all the dates for planned NHS industrial action.
Moment's silence for Mbappe
The celebrations were wild. Players and staff danced on tables, leapt into bins, cavorted with a $10 million dollar cheque and held a "moment of silence" for Kylian Mbappe after Argentina's victory.
Footage from inside the dressing room, filmed by current and former players, shows how the World Cup winners swigged Champagne, drenched manager Lionel Scaloni and compared forward Papu Gomez to David Beckham in the aftermath of their thrilling win.
A 19-minute video posted on social media showed the scenes in the Argentina dressing room at the Lusail stadium.
On the French side, Emmanuel Macron repeatedly attempted to console players – leading to widespread contempt. Alan Tyers says the president's "brass neck" shows why politicians should stay out of football.
'The greatest sporting event'
Argentina's victory entered the pantheon as one of the greatest ever sporting events. After perhaps the wildest 120 minutes in football ever, Telegraph readers were not shy in expressing their views.
And, with Sunday's clash still fresh in their minds, we asked 16 Telegraph Sport writers to select one sporting moment that they believe is the best they have witnessed.
From Marcus Armytage to Scyld Berry, their selections are not limited to football. After reading them, have your say here.
Comment and analysis
Ross Clark | Unions must take their share of NHS blame
Nigel Farage | Now investigate every other part of the EU
Jane Shilling | Toasted teacakes are a comforting British ritual
Bryony Gordon | The joy of being a Frazzled English Woman
Debora Robertson | The lesson I learnt from living in France
World news: Russia announces military drills
Vladimir Putin headed to Minsk today to meet one of his few remaining allies, fuelling fears he will push Belarus to join a new attack on Ukraine. In his first visit to Belarus in three years, the Russian president is being accompanied by his defence and foreign ministers in an apparent attempt to secure Alexander Lukashenko's support for new steps in the ongoing Russian invasion. Russia correspondent Nataliya Vasilyeva says his trip came as Russian warships set off to take part in joint naval drills with China. Meanwhile, Moscow claims to have shot down four US-made anti-radiation missiles over the Belgorod region which borders Ukraine.
Monday interview: 'Living in fear doesn't do justice to the friends I've lost to cancer'
Lauren Mahon, who is now cancer-free, tells Rosamund Dean about how the help she received from Macmillan Cancer Support was invaluable during the darkest times, which included the loss of her friends Rachael Bland and Deborah James. Read the interview
Sport briefing: Borthwick's stern words for England
Steve Borthwick has been appointed as England head coach on a five-year contract, meaning he will be in charge for the next two World Cups. The 43-year-old masterminded Leicester's Gallagher Premiership title triumph and succeeds Eddie Jones in English rugby's top job. As he was announced today, Borthwick outlined how much improvement is required. In cricket, Rehan Ahmed became the youngest player in men's Test cricket to take five wickets in an innings on debut as England moved to touching distance of a series whitewash win over Pakistan.
Inside Jihad Rehab | 'Islamophobic' documentary the Left does not want you to see
Sir Ranulph Fiennes | 'At Eton – unlike in South Africa – boys had crushes on one another'
How to help your greeny thrive | If you cannot keep your houseplants alive... read on
Business briefing: Musk told to quit as Twitter boss
Millions of Twitter users have voted for Elon Musk to quit as chief executive, leaving his future at the social media company in doubt after he promised to "abide by" the result. Chris Price covers the reaction of the markets in our live blog. Meanwhile, hundreds of thousands of parents risk incurring a fine for claiming too much child benefit following a stealth tax raid by Jeremy Hunt. And new figures show how baby boomers are behind a surge in homes with empty bedrooms.
Tonight starts now
Festive indulgence | Christmas is a time for rampant self-indulgence – and no time to skimp, stand on the scales or practice self-deprivation. But if you cannot banish niggling concerns about expanding waistlines during the mince pie and mulled wine period, you need not let them get in the way of your enjoyment. With a little creative thinking, you can still have your Christmas cake and eat it this festive season. From genetics professors to psychiatrists via NHS consultants and nutritionists, these experts explain how to avoid Christmas weight gain – and still indulge.
Three things for you
Watch | Mary Berry's Ultimate Christmas, BBC One, 8pm – and more
Five-star review | Rosalía: 'One of the greatest performers I've seen'
Book | Travel: 15 great winter sun destinations for the best value
And finally... for this evening's downtime
Flamethrowers and death by paint can | Christmas movie classics do not come more bone-crunching than Macaulay Culkin's Home Alone. But how realistic are Kevin's booby traps? As a documentary confronts the internet's most irrational obsession, Ed Power examines the dangerous science behind Home Alone.
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