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Liz Truss refuses to commit to raising benefits in line with inflation – UK politics live
Prime minister says she is committed to ‘supporting most vulnerable’ but stresses need to be ‘fiscally responsible’

Ben Quinn

04, Oct, 2022 @7:33 AM

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Suella Braverman to consider giving anonymity to suspected criminals
The home secretary criticised the ‘media circus’ surrounding high-profile people wrongly accused of sexual abuse

Rajeev Syal

03, Oct, 2022 @9:30 PM

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Kwasi Kwarteng ‘to bring forward planned fiscal statement’ in another U-turn – as it happened
Guardian understands chancellor will make statement later this month, rather than in November as originally planned

Nadeem Badshah (now) and Andrew Sparrow (earlier)

03, Oct, 2022 @8:05 PM

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Tory MPs plot to avert benefit squeeze after humiliating U-turns
Kwasi Kwarteng to bring forward fiscal statement to later this month amid disquiet in party over spending cuts hitting poorest

Jessica Elgot, Helena Horton, Richard Partington and Aubrey Allegretti

03, Oct, 2022 @7:41 PM

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Kamikwasi Kwarteng delivers his excruciating career suicide note
Tactless jokes and half-arsed platitudes made up chancellor’s vapid Tory conference speech

John Crace

03, Oct, 2022 @7:39 PM

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Tories accuse police of failing to protect conference delegates from protesters
West Midlands police blame shortchanging by Home Office as party officials report abuse and assaults on delegates

Vikram Dodd and Rajeev Syal

03, Oct, 2022 @7:22 PM

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I’d like inheritance tax to be abolished, says UK Treasury minister
Andrew Griffith tells business people at Tory conference that ‘fantastic’ Truss is right to prioritise wealth creation

Rowena Mason Whitehall editor

03, Oct, 2022 @6:57 PM

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Tax U-turn wins Truss some time but damage to credibility remains
PM said she was prepared to make unpopular decisions – but then buckled, so now she will be seen as both unpopular and wrong

Pippa Crerar Political editor

03, Oct, 2022 @6:18 PM

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Rees-Mogg tells Tories he’d welcome fracking in his back garden
Speaking at a conference fringe event, business secretary dismisses those who oppose practice as ‘socialists’

Aubrey Allegretti Political correspondent

03, Oct, 2022 @5:25 PM

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Chris Philp said UC claimants should be forced to ‘work for dole’
Treasury minister in charge of welfare changes made comments in 2013

Rowena Mason Whitehall editor

03, Oct, 2022 @4:59 PM

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Tory party chair Jake Berry rapidly alienating fellow MPs – and voters
One former minister calls him the ‘worst performing cabinet minister so far’ in Liz Truss’s government

Peter Walker Political correspondent

03, Oct, 2022 @4:54 PM

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Don’t be fooled by the Tory tax U-turn | Brief letters
Brief letters: Tory ideology lives on | Kwarteng’s humility and contrition | A Truss moment | Conference gamble | Radioactive element

03, Oct, 2022 @4:41 PM

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