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UK’s Truss stands by ‘disruption’ agenda despite Tory doubts

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By JILL LAWLESS
Associated Press

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — U.K. Prime Minister Liz Truss has defended her economic plans as she tries to convince her Conservative Party that the pain unleashed by her tax-cutting agenda will be worth it. Truss closed a tumultuous Conservative conference with a speech to delegates in the central English city of Birmingham. Many are glum after a four-day gathering that saw policy U-turns from the government and open rebellion from lawmakers. Truss said all change brings disruption, and vowed to stick with her plan to reshape Britain’s economy through tax cuts and deregulation and create “a new Britain for the new era.” But many Tories fear the party is doomed to lose the next national election.

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