James Forsyth James Forsyth

Kwarteng’s sacking is a warning to his successor

Kwasi Kwarteng (Credit: Getty images)

Kwasi Kwarteng’s sacking is brutal – and he was sacked as his letter makes clear. He was a chancellor who wanted to say yes to the Prime Minister, he deliberately did not try and build a power base for himself. But he has now been removed without ceremony, sacked even before he had returned to Downing Street.

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