Is Liz Truss preparing to stab Kwasi Kwarteng in the back?

Knife: is Liz Truss plunging one of these into Kwasi Kwarteng’s back – metaphorically, at least?

Wow. New UK prime minister Liz Truss is already showing her vicious side. Who knew she had one?

In what is the BBC’s headline report at the time of writing, Truss lays as much blame for the failure of the Tory ‘fiscal event’ of September 23 on Kwarteng:

She added a decision to cut the top earner tax rate was a “decision that the chancellor made”. And she revealed it was not discussed with the whole cabinet beforehand.

She added that the cut was a decision made by Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng – prompting former cabinet minister and Boris Johnson loyalist Nadine Dorries to accuse her of throwing him “under a bus”.

Some commentators have picked up on this:

I’m not sure I want to envision Liz Truss “fingering” Kwasi Kwarteng, but I’m looking forward to his Tory conference speech tomorrow (October 3).

Will he retaliate?

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3 thoughts on “Is Liz Truss preparing to stab Kwasi Kwarteng in the back?

  1. Tony Dean

    It appears that for the second year running viewing the Tory conference live is not available unless you pay. That is disgraceful.

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