PM faces judgment day in hours as rebel Tory MPs plot next leadership
Liz Truss has had a fast 'fall from grace' says David Maddox
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Tory MPs are calling for a new selection process to pick the next Tory leader. The change to the party’s rules would mean party members could be barred from picking the next leader while the Conservatives are in office. MPs have stepped up their calls for the Prime Minister to step aside over the weekend while US President Joe Biden calling Ms Truss’s economic vision a “mistake”. One Tory backbencher told the Telegraph: “We are dead anyway at the next election – but it will be terminal death if we go to the party. The public will never forgive us if we faff around with this.” Meanwhile, Jamie Wallis became the third Tory MP to publically call for Ms Truss to resign from the top job. He joins Andrew Bridgen and Crispin Blunt, who also called for the Prime Minister’s resignation “now”.
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Chancellor to make emergency statement
The Chancellor will outline his economic plans this morning, two weeks earlier than expected.
The Treasury said the move – following talks over the weekend between Mr Hunt and Prime Minister Liz Truss – was designed to “ensure sustainable public finances underpin economic growth”.
Jeremy Hunt will deliver part of his medium-term fiscal plan before the fill plans are released on October 31.
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