Patrick O’Flynn Patrick O’Flynn

Could the Tories’ downfall be Reform’s big chance?

If Richard Tice can continue inching forward in the polls, it will amount to yet more terrible news for the Tories

Richard Tice [Getty]

The Reform party, under its leader Richard Tice, invented Trussonomics before Liz Truss – launching an economic recovery plan in June which claimed to explain ‘how to grow our way out of crisis’.

The core policy idea will be familiar to anyone who has followed the disastrous aftermath of Liz Truss and Kwasi Kwarteng’s mini-Budget – a huge stimulus, largely delivered through unfunded tax cuts and higher anticipated borrowing.

Tice has so far been too modest to claim his rightful status as John the Baptist to Truss’s Jesus – which is hardly surprising given that she is being crucified right now.

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