One Nation Tory MPs at centre of rebellion against ‘insane’ scrapping of 45p tax rate

Several Tory backbenchers told The Telegraph that the Government had been helped by the fact that MPs are not currently in Westminster, meaning “plotting is kept to a minimum”, and by uncertainty about the legislative timetable for the tax cuts. However, the party has been shaken by a string of polls showing Labour with a … Read more

Warning to Kwarteng that delay in releasing plans could mean mortgage pain for millions

Delay in spelling out the goverment’s tax-and-spend plans could pile hundreds of pounds onto millions of people’s housing costs by making higher interest rates more likely, a senior Conservative MP has warned chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng. The chair of the Commons Treasury Committee, Mel Stride, urged the chancellor to bring forward the 23 November statement on … Read more

Britain has ‘too many’ low-skilled migrants, interior minister says

LONDON, Oct 1 (Reuters) – Britain has too many low-skilled migrant workers and very high numbers of international students, who often brought dependents with them, the country’s new interior minister Suella Braverman said in an interview with The Sun on Sunday newspaper. Braverman said new Prime Minister Liz Truss’s government aimed to stick to a … Read more

War on motorists based on ‘false’ government data as calls to scrap LTNs grow

Across Britain, miles driven on minor roads rose by just less than 10 per cent, rather than the 26 per cent originally suggested. The original data suggested a rise from 108 billion vehicle miles in 2009 to almost 136 billion in 2019. This has been revised to 107 billion in 2009 and less than 118 … Read more

Kwasi Kwarteng ‘met with hedge fund managers hours after mini-Budget’

Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng reportedly met with hedge fund managers for a champagne reception just hours after his mini-Budget. The financiers apparently egged on Mr Kwarteng to go further with his ambitious tax cutting plans at the event – sparking fears that those present could have made money from the resulting crash in the value of … Read more

Liz Truss to face wretched week at Tory Party conference after mini-budget turmoil | Politics News

Liz Truss is set to face a wretched week at the Tory Party conference after the disastrous reaction to Kwasi Kwarteng’s tax-cutting mini-budget. The prime minister arrived in Birmingham on Saturday looking buoyant just hours before yet another injurious poll was released. Hopes to be greeted by an adoring host of members have likely been … Read more

Truss ‘could be gone by Christmas’ unless she backs down to ‘livid’ Tory MPs

Liz Truss has a matter of days to row back on controversial tax and welfare cuts or face a parliamentary rebellion which could see her removed from Downing Street by Christmas, Conservative MPs have warned. As the prime minister arrived in Birmingham for her first annual conference as leader, senior backbenchers told The Independent that … Read more