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Liz Truss premiership hangs by a thread after a bruised day in Westminster | Political News

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Liz Truss’s premiership hangs in the balance after an extraordinary day in Westminster when a cabinet minister resigned and a Commons resolution was plunged into chaos with allegations of “human treatment and bullying”.

The unprecedented events led some Conservative MPs to declare the Conservative party “done”, one hitting “incompetent people” who supported Ms Truss “to sit around the cabinet table”.

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The Prime Minister looks at the barrel after the incident. now former interior minister Suella Braverman resigns by sending an official document from his personal email – and on the way out he aimed at the Prime Minister.

“I made a mistake; I accept responsibility; I resign,” he wrote in a barely coded dig to Ms. Truss, whose disastrous mini-budget caused financial turmoil.

Braverman, a popular figure on the conservative right, expressed “concern about the direction of this government”, accusing the government of breaking the promises of the manifesto, adding: “It is clear to all that we are going through a turbulent time.”

The departure further jeopardized the embattled Prime Minister’s stance in power after Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng was sacked last Friday and much of the government’s economic policies were undermined by new prime minister Jeremy Hunt on Monday.

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Night of mayhem in Westminster

‘Give something’

Former Brexit minister Lord Frost joined the calls for his resignation, saying “there is not the slightest authority” for what Truss did.

“As Suella Braverman made clear this afternoon, the government is neither implementing the program Liz Truss originally advocated nor the 2019 manifesto,” he said.

“There’s not the slightest mandate for that. It’s just because the Truss Government has turned things upside down worse than anyone could have imagined, and is getting hostile takeover by their rivals. It has to give something up.”

Analysis: It’s clear that Liz Truss is no longer in charge, what’s unclear is who – if any!

Ms Truss’ authority was dealt another blow Wednesday over allegations that Conservative lawmakers were “bullied and harassed” to vote against the government fracking ban, contrary to what party manifestos said in 2019.

a few deputies narrated scenes of chaos In the voting lobby, Labor’s Jess Philips described a “big debate”, while others said they saw Tory’s whips “scream” and MPs “cry”.

The drama ignited after climate minister Graham Stuart told the Commons “it’s clearly not a vote of confidence” minutes before the Labor move – despite the fact that Conservative vice president Craig Whittaker had previously given a “100% tough” three-line whip. Any Conservative MP who rebels can be expelled from the parliamentary party.

As MPs filled their voting lobbies, widespread news followed that President Whip Wendy Morton left government office, weakened, as Mr Whittaker followed him out the door.

After hours of confusion over whether they should go to Downing Street, he said they both “remain on duty”.

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Labor MP Chris Bryant claims Conservative MP Alexander Stafford was ‘physically battered’

Cabinet ministers Therese Coffey and Jacob Rees-Mogg were among a group of top Tories accused of pressuring their colleagues to go to the “no” lobby, and Chris Bryant, former Labor Party minister, told Sky News that some lawmakers were “physically taken to another lobby and mistreated”. said he saw. tyranny”.

A source close to the Minister of Health and Deputy Prime Minister Coffey said he was “not harassing anyone”.

But senior Conservative MP Sir Charles Walker said what happened was “inexcusable” and “a pathetic reflection on the Conservative Parliamentary Party”.

‘There is no turning back for the conservative party’

When asked if there was any way back for the Conservatives, he said, “I don’t think so…but I’ve been on that view for two weeks.”

Appearing visibly shaken and emotional, he addressed those from his party who voted for the new prime minister:

“All those people who put Liz Truss at number 10, I hope it was worth it.

“I hope it was worth it for the ministry’s red box, I hope it was worth sitting around the cabinet table.

“Because the damage they did to our party was extraordinary.”

He told the BBC: “I’m sick of incompetent people ticking the right box because it is in their own personal interest to move into the ministerial position and not for the national interest.

“I know I speak on behalf of hundreds of reactionaries who have always worried about their constituents, but are now worried about their personal situation as there is nothing quite as old as a former MP.”

‘We are all Charles Walker’

In response, Conservative MP Maria Caulfield said, “We are all Charles Walker tonight.”

And former minister Johnny Mercer said, with a slur, that Mr. Walker “made it”.

The prime minister will likely face another bruise on Thursday, when Labor leader Sir Keir Starmer will accuse him of “insulting” British workers and promise his government will repeal new Conservative laws that restrict the right to strike.

Encouraged by the massive rise in polls, he will tell the TUC conference: “We will meet your attacks with hope, provide the leadership this country desperately needs, and build a UK where working people can succeed again, supported by working people. The people who truly create economic growth.

“This is the choice of workers.”