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‘We’re so close’: there’s a cautious optimism at Labour conference

Cautious optimism at the Labour party conference

1 October 2022

9:00 AM

1 October 2022

9:00 AM

When Liz Truss scheduled her mini-Budget for the Friday before Labour conference, there was concern in Keir Starmer’s office. After months of meticulous planning, Starmer’s team feared the new Tory government would use their event to upstage his and distract from the party’s annual gathering in Liverpool. They were right to think that Kwasi Kwarteng’s statement would dominate the headlines; what they didn’t realise was that this would work entirely to their advantage.

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