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Rishi’s taxing speech


Oh dear. It’s safe to say that Rishi Sunak is not having the best week. Although the Chancellor’s made the news every day, it’s more because Tory MPs are complaining about various Treasury tax proposals than because they have anything nice to say. While the jury’s out on tax rises, it seems that the Chancellor has at least begun to come up with a plan to calm tensions in the party over his Autumn Budget.

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