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Liz Truss could face no-confidence vote after Kwasi Kwarteng's 'mini-budget' goes badly wrong

Where does it all end?

Just weeks in, the government is increasingly looking like it has made a once in a generation mistake which has the potential to haunt it all the way to the next election.

Prime Minister Liz Truss walks from the door of 10 Downing Street. Pic: Dominic Lipinski/PA
Prime Minister Liz Truss walks from the door of 10 Downing Street. Pic: Dominic Lipinski/PA

It would have seemed daft at the start of the month to say this, but there is a real possibility Liz Truss might be one of the shortest-lived PMs ever.

They say that fortune favours the brave but with Friday's "mini-budget", it's going to cost a fortune just to fix the mess.

We're speaking to people throughout the county who have been well and truly spooked by the situation.

The spectre of rising interest rates – something unheard of in recent times – could see thousands of households plunged into the red.

As own goals go, I am battling to find a comparison.

Labour must be laughing their socks off – they've well and truly moved back to the centre ground, just as the Tories' economic competence collapses.

Former Chancellor Rishi Sunak
Former Chancellor Rishi Sunak

It feels like Black Wednesday 1992 all over again when John Major's government began its long stumble from office.

They say predicting the future is a mug's game, but if I was a betting man I'd suggest Ms Truss could really do without next week's Tory Party conference.

On the back of all this trouble, she'll be facing MPs – the vast majority who didn't have her as their first preference – and party members astonished by how badly things have gone.

With reports at least one MP has submitted a letter asking for a vote of no confidence, who would bet against yet another leadership battle and a second shot at the job from Rishi Sunak?

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