Former chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng told Liz Truss to ‘slow down’ on mini-Budget reforms

Kwasi Kwarteng, the former chancellor, claims he urged Liz Truss to “slow down” her radical economic reforms.

The pair’s disastrous mini-Budget caused huge issues for the UK economy and played a part in forcing Ms Truss to resign as prime minister after just weeks in the job.

“I said after the mini-Budget, because we were going so fast, we were going at breakneck speed, that we should slow down,” Mr Kwarteng revealed.

“She said ‘well I’ve only got two years’ and I said ‘you’ll have two months if you carry on like that.’”

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