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Will Liz Truss sack Kwasi Kwarteng to save herself?

Tory MPs tell the Prime Minister to sack her Chancellor as her authority disintegrates.

What was left of Liz Truss’s authority visibly dissipated in Prime Minister’s Questions this week. As Freddie Hayward reports, the atmosphere was “funereal”, with the Prime Minister repeating “I’m genuinely unclear” and refusing to talk about market turmoil or tax cuts, only the government’s energy package.

Anoosh Chakelian, Rachel Cunliffe, Rachel Wearmouth and Freddie Hayward discuss the criticism of the mini-Budget and what Truss’s options are, whether Kwasi Kwarteng will survive as Chancellor and who would replace him, and Labour’s plans for a future without Truss.

Then in You Ask Us, a listener asks what on earth the government’s much-touted “supply-side reform” is.

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