Kwasi Kwarteng ‘to be fired by Liz Truss’ after fallout from the mini-Budget


KWASI Kwarteng faces being SACKED by Liz Truss following the market meltdown unleashed by his mini-Budget.

The PM is reportedly lining up her Chancellor to be the fall guy as she looks to reset her battered premiership just weeks into the job.

Kwasi Kwarteng arrives back in London

Liz Truss could fire her Chancellor just weeks into the job

Mr Kwarteng this morning arrived back in London after cutting short his trip to Washington for crisis talks in Downing St with Ms Truss.

The PM will hold a solo press conference this afternoon where she is expected to u-turn on parts of her tax-cutting mini-Budget.

And in a bid to recover from a tumultuous first five weeks she is considering firing Mr Kwarteng as Chancellor, The Times reports.

Only this morning No10 sources insisted the PM and her Chancellor were in “lockstep” and there would be no more u-turns.

But the PM is likely to abandon plans to scrap a rise in Corporation Tax from 19 to 25 per cent next year.

Stopping the rise in Corporation Tax was a flagship pledge made by Ms Truss in the Conservative leadership election.

Rebellious Tory MPs have been urging Ms Truss to row back on his £45billion tax spree to calm the jitters in the money markets.

Mutinous MPs are emboldened after already forcing ministers to reverse plans to axe the top 45p rate of tax.

Mr Kwarteng yesterday admitted his “Growth Plan”, delivered less than three weeks ago, had caused some “turbulence”.

Trade Minister Greg Hands this morning insisted there were “no plans” to change the mini-Budget and tried to play down the uncertainty.

He told LBC: “The Prime Minister and the Chancellor are absolutely determined to stick to the growth plan, to stick to the changes they outlined.

“There are absolutely no plans to change anything, except for the fact that there is going to be a medium-term fiscal plan.”