UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Kwasi Kwarteng, Prime Minister Liz Truss and her husband Hugh O’Leary, right, at the start of the Conservative Party annual conference at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham on Sunday. Photo: PA Wire / dpa
UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Kwasi Kwarteng, Prime Minister Liz Truss and her husband Hugh O’Leary, right, at the start of the Conservative Party annual conference at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham on Sunday. Photo: PA Wire / dpa
Britain

Petition for immediate UK election passes 400,000 signatures as Truss stands by tax-cutting plan

  • Petition has well over the 100,000 signatures needed for it to be considered for debate in parliament
  • UK Prime Minister Liz Truss tried to reassure her party on a controversial new economic plan

UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Kwasi Kwarteng, Prime Minister Liz Truss and her husband Hugh O’Leary, right, at the start of the Conservative Party annual conference at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham on Sunday. Photo: PA Wire / dpa
UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Kwasi Kwarteng, Prime Minister Liz Truss and her husband Hugh O’Leary, right, at the start of the Conservative Party annual conference at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham on Sunday. Photo: PA Wire / dpa
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