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‘Coup’, chaos and conflict: What we have learned from the Tory conference

Liz Truss went into her first Conservative Party conference as Prime Minister hoping for a faction-uniting celebration of her tax-cutting agenda. But it was not the jamboree she had hoped for, with Cabinet members breaking rank, publicly criticising each other and accusing Tory colleagues of staging a “coup”. Here is a look at what we have learned during the conference in Birmingham. – On disruption, the end is not nigh Inflation soaring, the pound plummeting and chaos in the mortgage market, but the Prime Minister signalled this might not be the end of it. She used her set-piece conference speech to acknowledge her plans to reshape the economy to boost growth would cause “disruption”.
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