With Liz Truss’s agenda gutted, Brits ask if prime minister is still in charge

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from The Washington Post,

Britain’s brand new finance minister Jeremy Hunt reversed the remaining elements of Prime Minister Liz Truss’s signature taxation policy on Monday, a move that seemed to successfully reassure markets but left many wondering who is now in charge of the government.
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Truss stayed on the sidelines while Hunt, who was only installed as chancellor on Friday, announced that the government would not slash taxes but would instead allow income tax, high-earners tax and corporate tax to rise.

Truss left it to House of Commons leader Penny Mordaunt to defend her government in Parliament, where both opposition lawmakers and politicians from the ruling Conservative Party have been calling on the prime minister to quit.

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