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Johnson eyes comeback as UK Tories race to replace Truss

Britain’s divisive former leader Boris Johnson on Friday received heavyweight Conservative backing to stage a sensational comeback following the resignation of Prime Minister Liz Truss. The UK’s ruling party was forced into its second leadership contest in quick succession after Truss announced she was quitting after just 44 tempestuous days in office. A poll by YouGov found 79 percent of ...

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Who will replace Liz Truss?

Liz Truss said on Thursday she would resign as British prime minister just six weeks after she was appointed. A leadership election will be completed within the next week to replace Truss, who is the shortest serving prime minister in British history. George Canning previously held the record, serving 119 days in 1827 when he died. 1922 Committee chair Graham ...

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UK Prime Minister resigns after 45-day in office

Liz Truss has resigned as prime minister after just 45 days in office. The announcement, made by Truss outside Downing Street, follows the near-complete evaporation of her political authority which has seen her crash the markets, lose two key ministers and shed the confidence of almost all her own MPs. Speaking outside Downing Street, she says she has told King ...

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Suella Braverman forced to resign as UK home secretary

Suella Braverman has resigned as home secretary after only six weeks in the role. The BBC has been told she is stepping down due to “an honest mistake” rather than a disagreement over policy. It is understood the PM was advised that the ministerial code had been breached. Ms Braverman is the second cabinet minister to leave government during Liz ...

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I’ll lead Tories into next election, says embattled UK PM Liz Truss

UK Prime Minister Liz Truss has insisted she will lead the Tories into the next general election, despite U-turns leaving her battling to salvage her authority. The PM apologised for making mistakes, after the new chancellor Jeremy Hunt junked almost all of her tax-cutting plans to stabilise market turmoil. She added her month-old premiership “hasn’t been perfect,” but she had ...

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UK lawmakers will try to oust PM Truss this week

British lawmakers will try to oust Prime Minister Liz Truss this week despite Downing Street’s warning that it could trigger a general election, the Daily Mail reported. More than 100 members of parliament (MPs) belonging to the governing Conservative Party are ready to submit letters of no confidence in Truss to Graham Brady, the head of the Conservative Party’s committee ...

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UK leader Liz Truss goes from triumph to trouble in 6 weeks

When Liz Truss was running to lead Britain this summer, an ally predicted her first weeks in office would be turbulent. But few were prepared for the scale of the sound and fury -– least of all Truss herself. In just six weeks, the prime minister’s libertarian economic policies have triggered a financial crisis, emergency central bank intervention, UK leader ...

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180 Hindu outfits write to UK PM Truss over clashes in Leicester

At least 180 Hindu organisations and British Indian groups have written to United Kingdom’s Prime Minister Liz Truss, claiming members of the Hindu community were “living in state of fear” in the wake of communal clashes in Leicester and Birmingham, and sought security for the community across the UK, particularly ahead of Diwali.3 Clashes erupted between groups from Muslim and ...

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New UK finance minister warns some taxes will rise

Britain’s new finance minister Jeremy Hunt said on Saturday that some taxes will have to go up, signalling another abrupt policy U-turn by Prime Minister Liz Truss who is battling to save her leadership just over a month into her term. In an attempt to appease financial markets that have been in turmoil for three weeks, Truss fired Kwasi Kwarteng ...

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Jeremy Hunt appointed as UK chancellor

Downing Street confirmed officially that Jeremy Hunt has been made chancellor. During the leadership contest over the summer, Hunt put himself forward to be the next Tory leader but after not gaining enough support from fellow MPs he supported Rishi Sunak’s bid. Hunt will be the fourth chancellor this year. The Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP @Jeremy_Hunt has been appointed ...

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