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I told Liz Truss she was going too fast, says Kwasi Kwarteng

I told Liz Truss she was going too fast, says Kwasi Kwarteng

Headlines Today, International
Former chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng has said he warned Liz Truss she was going too fast with her ill-fated economic plans. In his first interview since he was sacked by the then PM, Mr Kwarteng told TalkTV he had warned her to “slow down” after September’s mini-budget. He said he told her it was “mad” to fire him and she would only last “three or four weeks” if she did. “Little did I know it was only going to be six days,” he added. Mr Kwarteng was dramatically fired by Ms Truss in October, two weeks after their tax-cutting mini-budget sparked turmoil on financial markets. After abandoning almost all of the plan in a bid to stay in power, she announced her resignation a few days later after support from Tory MPs ebbed away. Speaking to TalkTV Mr Kwarteng said that he had wa...
One dead, 84 injured in Sri Lanka protests – Hospital officials say

One dead, 84 injured in Sri Lanka protests – Hospital officials say

World News
One person has died and 84 others injured after protests rocked the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo on Wednesday, hospital officials have said. The 26-year-old man died from breathing difficulties after police forces lobbied tear gas at protesters. Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, was appointed acting president after President Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled the country. But the decision triggered further protests demanding that he also resign. Hospital officials at the Colombo National Hospital said the injuries came from protesters who were outside the prime minister’s office as well as those who were outside parliament later in the evening. Police had fired tear gas at protesters who attempted to break down the gates of the prime minister’s office in Colombo, befo...
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson resigns

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson resigns

World News
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced his resignation as Conservative party leader following a wave of government resignations. “It is clearly now the will of the parliamentary Conservative party that there should be a new leader of that party and therefore a new prime minister,” he said on Thursday. “I’d agreed with Sir Graham Brady, the chairman of our backbench MPs, that the process of choosing that new leader should begin now. And the timetable will be announced next week.” “So I want to say to the millions of people who voted for us in 2019, many of them voted Conservative, for the first time. Thank you for that incredible mandate. The biggest Conservative majority, since 1987,” he added. As recently as last night Johnson said he intended to stay and fight. But th...
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