One Nation Tory MPs at centre of rebellion against ‘insane’ scrapping of 45p tax rate
The influential group, representing a bloc of centrist MPs, is building resistance to Kwasi Kwarteng’s mini-Budget
A former minister told The Telegraph that they expected the first meeting of the caucus after MPs return from the conference recess to be a significant moment in organising resistance to the mini-Budget.
“There’s widespread anger from people even in safe seats in the Home Counties who feel that this can’t go on,” said the former minister. “The question is how and what do we crystallise around?
“There’s some work possibly through the One Nation Group … that I think could be quite an interesting forum to discuss some of these things.”
They pointed out that Liz Truss had not mentioned cutting the additional rate during the Tory leadership contest, making it the “obvious and justifiable area for a coherent resistance to form around”.
No, not really. It’s someone posting an idea so that when they all get back the three of them can claim to be a cabal. OK, maybe four of them.