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Under-Fire Kwarteng Tries to Calm UK Tories Over Tax Plans

  • Some Conservative MPs have privately said chancellor must quit
  • Media appearances failed to calm nerves amid UK market rout
Kwasi Kwarteng

Kwasi Kwarteng

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Kwasi Kwarteng privately pleaded with his angry colleagues in the UK’s ruling Conservative Party to support the government’s economic policies after they triggered days of financial market turmoil, warning that any division would play into the hands of the poll-leading opposition Labour Party.