September Current Events 2022: World News
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- Failed Assassination Attempt On Argentina’s Vice President, Cristina Fernandez De Kirchner
- China Vows To Take Countermeasures As The United States Approves $1.1BN Arms Sales To Taiwan
- Prime Minister Of Ukraine Expresses Gratitude To Germany And Calls For More Weapons
- The City Of Chengdu Extends Curbs While Shenzhen Eases COVID Lockdown
- After Meeting Queen At Balmoral, Liz Truss Becomes The United Kingdom's Next Prime Minister
- Russian Envoy Confirms That Putin And Xi Will Meet In Person Next Week
- The Longest Serving Monarch In British History, Queen Elizabeth II, Dies At 96
- Zelensky Claims Significant Gains As Ukrainian Forces Retake A Key City
- Charles Praises His Mother, Queen Elizabeth II Reign, As He Is Formally Proclaimed King
- India Confirms It Discovers Fraudulent Shell Companies Linked With China
- With Nuclear Talks At Halt, Israel Gives Stern Warning Over The Capability Of Iran On Uranium
- William Ruto, The Newly Elected President Of Kenya Sworn In On Tuesday
- An Arrest Warrant Has Been Issued In South Korea For The Developer Of The Cryptocurrency Luna
- Ukraine Government Confirm The Discovery Of 440 Bodies In Unmarked Graves
- Formal Minister Of Economy, Amadou Ba Appointed Prime Minister By President Of Senegal
- Dozens Injured In A Protest In Iran, After Mahsa Amini Dies In Custody On Iranian Police
- Crash Of Covid Quarantine Bus Resulting To The Deaths Of 27 People
- Six Children Confirmed Dead Following Army Shooting At Local Myanmar School
- The Queen Of Denmark Tests Positive For Covid After Funeral Of Queen Elizabeth II
- Huge Tax Cuts Are Being Questioned By Investors As Pounds Sinks
- The United States Has Been Accused By China Of Sending Dangerous Signals To Taiwan
- In Anticipation Of United States Vice President’s Visit, North Korea Fire Ballistic Missile
- Gunman Attacks A Russian School In The City Of Izhevsk
- Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Named Prime Minister Of Saudi Arabia
- Liz Truss Was Asked By Tory MPs To Sack Kwasi Kwarteng Or Face Mutiny
Failed Assassination Attempt On Argentina’s Vice President, Cristina Fernandez De Kirchner
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Friday, September 2, 2022 – A gun aimed at Argentina's Vice President in an assassination attempt reportedly jammed. Footage shows when Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner found herself face-to-face with the loaded weapon.
Police confirmed that the gunman, a 35-year-old Brazilian man, had been arrested and taken into custody. They are working to establish a motive for the assassination attempt on the vice president, who was the President of Argentina from 2007 to 2015, and its first lady for four years before that.
There has been a gathering crowd outside her home to show her support for the past few nights. She fights charges of defrauding the state and being part of a scheme to divert public funds while she was President.
Argentina's President, Fernandez, condemned the attack on Ms. Fernandez and described it as one of the most serious incidents since the country returned to democracy in 1983.
China Vows To Take Countermeasures As The United States Approves $1.1BN Arms Sales To Taiwan
Photo Source: AP Images/Taiwan Presidential Office
Saturday, September 3, 2022 – China "warns" the U.S., saying it would take "countermeasures" after the Biden administration approved more than $1.1 billion in arms sales to Taiwan.
Liu Pengyu, the spokesman of the Chinese embassy, said China firmly opposes the sales, which "severely jeopardize China-US relations and peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait," and immediately calls Washington to revoke them. Liu's comments on Twitter came after the Biden administration notified Congress formally of the proposed sales.
The State Department said the sales are in line with a longstanding policy of the United States to provide defensive weapons to the island and described the "swift provision" of such arms as being essential for the security of Taiwan. However, China accuses the United States of interfering in what it describes as its internal affairs.
On Saturday, Taiwan thanked the United States government for "continuing to implement its security commitments to Taiwan and said it welcomes the latest arms sales.
Prime Minister Of Ukraine Expresses Gratitude To Germany And Calls For More Weapons
Photo Source: AP Images/Virginia Mayo
Sunday, September 4, 2022 – The Prime Minister of Ukraine, Denys Shmyhal, has thanked Germany for its solidarity in the face of the Russian invasion and calls for more weapons. This is seen as a sign of easing the tension between Berlin and Kyiv.
On Sunday, German chancellor Olaf Scholz welcomed Denys Shmyhal with military honors in Berlin, as he is the most senior Ukrainian official to visit the German capital in months since Kyiv accused the European Union's biggest economy of doing too little.
After the meeting with Steinmeier, Shmyhal, in a tweet, said the matter discussed in the meeting was the military situation, strengthening sanctions, and the need to provide weapons for Ukraine.
Before his trip, Shmyhal told German media, "Germany has made huge progress in supporting Ukraine with weapons." He also added that Kyiv needed more from Berlin, which includes “modern combat tanks” such as the Leopard 2.
Source: The Guardian
The City Of Chengdu Extends Curbs While Shenzhen Eases COVID Lockdown
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Monday, September 5, 2022 - The City of Shenzhen in China has eased a COVID-19 lockdown on Monday as infection in its latest outbreak showed signs of stabilizing, while Chengdu city, with over 21.2 million faced extended curbs on their movements
Shenzhen, close to the financial hub of Hong Kong, found fewer infections among those who had not been quarantined in recent days. The data recently collated showed 71 new local cases for Sunday, down from 89 a day earlier. In comparison, the cumulative figure of about 500 cases since late August is fewer than the major total outbreak in the city.
In most parts of the city, significant events have been shut down, entertainment venues are also shut down, and there is a ban on people visiting residential compounds unless they are on a list of people allowed in.
On Monday, most parts of Shenzhen resumed dining at just half the capacity. Some city parks as well opened to half their capacity.
After Meeting Queen At Balmoral, Liz Truss Becomes The United Kingdom's Next Prime Minister
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Tuesday, September 6, 2022 - After Meeting with Queen and being given permission to form a government, Liz Truss becomes the new prime minister of the United Kingdom following the resignation of Boris Johnson.
Truss, 47, is the U.K.'s 56th Prime minister and third female leader. Following her meeting with the Queen—at Balmoral before she died, she is expected to return immediately to Downing Street to give an address to the nation before she can begin to appoint her cabinet.
On Twitter, the Truss team immediately updated her profile to mark her new role, "Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Leader of the Conservative Party. M.P. for South West Norfolk", the description states.
The appointment of the key cabinet is expected to be made later on Tuesday, with junior roles following over the coming days. The appointments expected to be made by Madam Truss include Kwasi Kwarteng as chancellor, James Cleverly as foreign secretary, and Suella Braverman as home secretary.
Source: The Guardian
Russian Envoy Confirms That Putin And Xi Will Meet In Person Next Week
Photo Source: AP Images/Gavriil Grigorov/Sputnik/Kremlin Photo Pool
Wednesday, September 7, 2022 - Wednesday, Russia's Envoy to Beijing, Andrey Desinov, told reporters that Chinese leader Xi Jinping and President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, will meet on the sidelines of a summit in Uzbekistan next week.
The expected meeting at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit would be the first time the two leaders who have established a close relationship will meet face-to-face since Russia invaded Ukraine earlier this year.
Since the early days of the pandemic, the expected trip would be Xi's first oversea trip and comes just weeks before a major political meeting in Beijing, where he is expected to break tradition and assume a third term in power.
The scheduled meeting between Xi and Putin and the choice of destination for the first overseas trip Xi is taking signals the importance of the Russia relationship for China, even in the face of international blowback against Moscow since the war with Ukraine.
The Longest Serving Monarch In British History, Queen Elizabeth II, Dies At 96
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Thursday, September 8, 2022 - Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-serving monarch, aged 96, died at Balmoral after serving as Queen for 70 years. She was at her Scottish estate, where she had spent much of the summer, when she died peacefully on Thursday.
The Queen ascended to the throne in 1952 and witnessed enormous social change. Her eldest son, King Charles III, described the death of his beloved mother as a "moment of Great sadness for him and his family." He said that her loss would be felt deeply in every corner of the world.
The King and his wife, Camilla, now Queen Consort, are expected to address the whole nation on Friday when he returns to Buckingham Palace. There was a gathering of senior royals at Balmoral after the doctors of the Queen became worried about her health earlier in the day.
Newly appointed Prime Minister Liz Truss, whom the Queen appointed on Tuesday, said the monarch was the solid foundation modern Britain built, who had "provided us with the stability and strength that we needed."
Zelenskiy Claims Significant Gains As Ukrainian Forces Retake A Key City
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Friday, September 9, 2022 - Officials of Ukraine confirmed that the military had made a sweeping gain in a counteroffensive in the north-eastern Kharkiv region, which President Volodymyr Zelenskiy asserted that Ukrainian forces have reclaimed a vital city in the region and that Russian offensives across the country are being repelled.
Zelenskiy posted a video of Ukrainian soldiers on his social media accounts. In the video, the soldiers were standing above a building in the key Kharkiv city of Balakliia, held by the Russians for six months, alongside the Ukrainian flag.
Ukrainian troops have also reached the city of Kupyansk in the Kharkiv region. The city is a key logistics and supply hub for Russian forces. However, according to a photo that shows the Ukrainian soldiers holding a flag in front of a signpost at the southern entrance of the city, the city, which is roughly 70 miles east of Kharkiv, is yet to be retaken by the Ukrainian forces.
Charles Praises His Mother, Queen Elizabeth II Reign, As He Is Formally Proclaimed King
Photo Source: AP Images/Dan Kitwood
Saturday, September 10, 2022 - King Charles III praised his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, for "unequaled reign" after being Formally confirmed King at a ceremony at St James's Palace. The King became the monarch after the death of his mother, but it was confirmed formally in a meeting on Saturday. He also approved a bank holiday on Monday, September 19, the day of the Queen's funeral.
While making his address in the State Apartment of St James's Palace in London, King Charles said, "it is the greatest consolation to him to know of the sympathy expressed by so many to his sister and his brothers and that such overwhelming affection and support should be extended to the whole family in their loss."
The King also added he would strive to follow the inspiring example set by his late mother in taking on the heavy responsibility of sovereignty.
India Confirms It Discovers Fraudulent Shell Companies Linked With China
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Sunday, September 11, 2022 - On Sunday, the authorities of India confirmed the arrest of a man who had masterminded the creation of many shell companies linked with China and appointed dummy directors to run the Fraudulent businesses.
The most recent arrest was part of a larger probe launched by the federal government's Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) against the Shell companies’ founders used in conducting illegal transactions.
In a statement from SFIO, they confirmed they had arrested a man called Dortse, who was on the board of Jillian India Ltd, a Jillian Hong Kong Ltd subsidiary, and had conducted multiple raids to unearth the scam.
The Indian Express newspaper reported that two company directors, including a Chinese national, had been arrested by the local Police for their alleged involvement in providing dummy directors to shell companies linked to China.
With Nuclear Talks At Halt, Israel Gives Stern Warning Over The Capability Of Iran On Uranium
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Monday, September 12, 2022 – The tension around a breakdown in talks between Iran and the US over Tehran's nuclear program escalated when the minister for the defense of Israel, Benny Gantz, gave a clear warning on the capability of Iran to produce enough enriched uranium to make three nuclear warheads in few weeks.
The United Nation's nuclear inspectorate chief, Rafael Grossi, at the same time said it would be tough to restore the knowledge his organization had lost concerning the nuclear activities of Iran, given that his inspectors and cameras have been barred from key sites by Iran.
A statement was issued by France, Germany, and the United Kingdom over the weekend saying they could no longer offer concessions in the revival talks. They also added that "Iran's latest demand raises serious doubts about Iran's intentions and commitment to a successful outcome on the talks."
Source: The Guardian
William Ruto, The Newly Elected President Of Kenya Sworn In On Tuesday
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Tuesday, September 13, 2022 – Following a tight election that saw William Ruto emerge as the winner last month, tens of thousands cheered as he was sworn in as Kenya's President at a ceremony held in Nairobi, the capital. The moment was hailed as one like no other by Mr. Ruto, adding that a "village boy" had become President.
The defeated candidate, Raila Odinga, did not attend the ceremony, who had 48.8% of the vote, while Mr. Ruto had 50.5%. Mr. Odinga claimed that the result was rigged, but the Supreme Court ruled it was a free and fair election.
The former deputy president, Mr. Ruto, was handed a copy of the constitution of Kenya, and he was also given the sword to signify the transfer of power from President Uhuru Kenyatta. As per tradition, he swore to protect and preserve the constitution. Rigathi Gachagua, the new Deputy President, also took the oath of office.
An Arrest Warrant Has Been Issued In South Korea For The Developer Of The Cryptocurrency Luna
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Wednesday, September 14, 2022 - A court situated in South Korea has issued an arrest warrant for Do Kwon, the primary developer of cryptocurrencies Luna, and TerraUSD, whose collapse in May the affected crypto market around the world. In the wake of the collapse, investors have accused Kwon of fraud. He also founded the blockchain platform Terraform Labs.
On Wednesday, a spokesperson of the prosecutors, without elaborating, confirmed that" an arrest warrant has been issued for a total of six people, including Do Kwon, who currently resides in Singapore.
The order for arrest came after months of investigation, which included search and seizure operations at related offices and local cryptocurrency exchange. Blockchain analysis from Elliptic confirms that over $42 billion were lost by investors of the two coins.
The aftermath of the turmoil in the market led to the failure of several major crypto companies, including United States crypto lender Celsius and Singapore-based crypto fund managers Three Arrows Capital.
Ukraine Government Confirm The Discovery Of 440 Bodies In Unmarked Graves
Photo Source: AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka
Friday, September 16, 2022 – The Ministry of Defense in Ukraine in a Twitter post on Friday, said Ukrainian authorities have found 440 unmarked graves at a burial site in Izium, a city in the eastern part of Ukraine recently recaptured from Russian forces.
Volodymyr Zelensky said the Ukrainian and international journalists would be shown the site to see what had been uncovered. He also added that they “want the world to know what is really happening and what the Russian occupation has led to.”
The Center for Strategic Communications in Ukraine said some of the graves that were discovered in Izium were fresh, and that civilians constitute the highest number of the people buried there.
In April, Izium was subjected to intense artillery attacks from Russia, and the city, which is located near the border between the Kharkiv and Donetsk regions, became a crucial hub for the invading military during five months of occupation.
Formal Minister Of Economy, Amadou Ba Appointed Prime Minister By President Of Senegal
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Saturday, September 17, 2022 – The President of Senegal, Macky Sall reinstated the post of Prime Minister as he appointed a former minister for the economy to the job two months after a tense legislative election in which Sall’s ruling coalition lost its comfortable majority.
A statement from the presidency confirms that Amadou Ba, a 61-year-old taxation specialist who has also served as foreign minister, was named the Prime Minister of the West African country. The appointment of Ba re-establishes the position of Prime Minister in the Country after it was abolished in April 2019.
Following a meeting with Sall on Saturday, Ba said on national television that “the major priorities that the president has outlined include improving household purchasing power, taming inflation, security, housing, vocational training, employment, and entrepreneurship.”
The appointment of the full government is expected to be announced soon.
Dozens Injured In A Protest In Iran, After Mahsa Amini Dies In Custody On Iranian Police
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Sunday, September 18, 2022 – During a protest in Iran after the death of a 22-tear-old Kurdish woman, more than 30 Iranians were injured. The Kurdish woman died three days after she was arrested and reportedly beaten by the Morality Police of Tehran.
The circumstances surrounding the death of Mahsa Amini’s death on Friday are hotly contested, but the official report which says she suffered from epilepsy was denied by her family, saying she was beaten by the police.
She was visiting Tehran with her brother when she was put into a van after she was arrested by the police outside a metro station, for allegedly not complying with the regulation of the country on hijab.
The death of Amini, which took front page news in some newspapers in Iran may complicate the visit of Iranian President, Ebrahim Raisi to New York for the general assembly of the United Nations.
Source: The Guardian
Crash Of Covid Quarantine Bus Resulting To The Deaths Of 27 People
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Monday, September 19, 2022 – Social media users in China are reacting after a bus carrying people to a Covid-19 quarantine facility crashed in the southwest province of Guizhou and resulted in the death of 27 people.
Given Beijing’s strict zero-Covid strategy, millions of Chinese are still under tight restrictions, the deaths immediately became a lightning rod for criticizing the government.
During the course of the entire pandemic, only 2 deaths were recorded from Covid in Guizhou.
The bus crash quickly became Weibo’s top trending topic before its disappearance from the top 50.
In a statement from the Sandu County police on social media, the crash took place on a highway in rural Guizhou province when the vehicle transporting 47 people flipped onto its side. Police said Twenty people were receiving treatment for injuries and emergency responders were dispatched to the scene.
Source: The Guardian
Six Children Confirmed Dead Following Army Shooting At Local Myanmar School
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Tuesday, September 20, 2022 – According to media reports, at least six children were killed and 17 wounded when army helicopters shot at a school in Myanmar. The military said the reason it opened fire was that rebels were using the building to attack its forces.
There has been a grip of violence in Myanmar since the army overthrew an elected government early last year. There has been a massive movement from the opposition, some of them armed from across the country, which the military has countered with lethal force.
According to the reports in the Mizzima and Irrawaddy news portals, army helicopters had opened fire on the school located in a Buddhist monastery in the village. The reports confirmed that, due to the shooting, some children were killed on the spot, while others died after the troops entered the village.
The Queen Of Denmark Tests Positive For Covid After Funeral Of Queen Elizabeth II
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Wednesday, September 21, 2022 – The Danish Royal Court has confirmed that for the second time this year, the Queen of Denmark has tested positive for Covid-19. Immediately after the diagnosis, Queen Margrethe II canceled her appointments scheduled for this week.
The monarch, who is 82 years old, was one of the 2,000 guests who attended the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II on Monday. Following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, Queen Margrethe II becomes Europe’s longest-serving head of state.
Queen Margrethe has been vaccinated against Covid, but due to the mild symptoms, a royal spokesperson confirmed on the palace website that Queen Margrethe would be recovering at Fredensborg Palace, north of Copenhagen.
Crown Prince Frederik, her son and heir alongside his wife Mary, the Crown Princess, will take her place hosting the members of the government, the Danish parliament, and Danish members of the European Parliament at a reception set to hold in Copenhagen on Friday.
Huge Tax Cuts Are Being Questioned By Investors As Pounds Sinks
Photo Source: AP Photo/Frank Augstein
Friday, September 23, 2022 – The financial market has reacted to the biggest tax-cutting moves in 50 years, as the pound has fallen to a fresh 37-year low against the dollar. The stocks of the United Kingdom also dropped after chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng outlined a series of tax cuts and economic measures in a massive shake-up of the country’s finances.
Pounds drooped below $1.09 after falling more than 3% against the dollar. Recently, the pound sterling has fallen due to the worry about the economy, and partly due to the stronger US dollar. On Friday, the pound also fell more than 1% against the euro, which dropped to €1.09.
According to Bloomberg data, analysts expect that by August 2023, the UK interest rate to hit 5.2%, with high expectations that there could be a one percentage point interest rate hike at the next meeting of the bank of England in November.
The United States Has Been Accused By China Of Sending Dangerous Signals To Taiwan
Photo Source: AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon
Saturday, September 24, 2022 – The United States has been accused by China of sending “very wrong, dangerous signals” to Taiwan after the secretary of state of the United State told his Chinese counterpart that maintenance of peace and stability over Taiwan was vitally important.
US officials told reporters that, the focus of the 90-minute, direct and honest talks between the secretary of state, Antony Blinken, and the Chinese foreign minister, Wang Yi, was Taiwan, their discussion was on the margins of the UN general assembly in New York.
The Foreign Ministry of China said in a statement on the meeting that United States was sending a very wrong dangerous signal to Taiwan, and warned that the more rampant Taiwan’s independence activity, the less likely there would be a peaceful settlement.
Chinese Foreign ministry tagged the Taiwan issue as an “Internal Chinese matter”, and said the United States has no right to interfere in the method used to resolve it.
Source: The Guardian
In Anticipation Of United States Vice President’s Visit, North Korea Fire Ballistic Missile
Photo Source: AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon
Sunday, September 25, 2022 – A ballistic missile was fired by North Korea towards the sea of its east coast, ahead of the planned military drill by the forces of South Korea and the United State, which involves an aircraft carrier and United State Vice President, Kamala Harris’s visit to the region.
While describing the missile, South Korea’s military said it was a single, short-range ballistic missile fired from near the Teachon area of North Pyongyang Province, some minutes before 7 a.m. local time, and flew about 600km (373 miles) at an altitude of 60km and speed of Mach 5.
The statement from South Korea’s Joint Chief of Staff says “North Korea’s launch of a ballistic missile is an act of grave provocation that threatens the peace and security of the Korean peninsula and international community.
The Joint Chief of Staff of South Korea and U.S Forces Korea Commander after the launch, discussed the situation over their readiness to respond to any threat from North Korea.
Gunman Attacks A Russian School In The City Of Izhevsk
Photo Source: AP Photo/Dmitry Serebryakov
Monday, September 26, 2022 – Officials confirm that at least 15 people were killed and 24 injured, when a gunman opened fire at a school in central Russia. Among the victims were 11 children, at the school of a population of about 1,000 pupils in the city of Izhevsk. The gunman, who happened to be a former student of the school killed himself at the scene.
From the video posted online, there was panic inside the building where the shooting took place, where children and adults were seen running along the corridors. From other footage, blood was seen on the floor of the classroom and a bullet hole in a window, with children crouching underneath desks.
According to Russia’s investigative committee, eleven children and four adults were killed, including two security guards and two teachers. Of the 24 that were injured, only two of them were not children.
Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Named Prime Minister Of Saudi Arabia
Photo Source: AP Photo/Saudi Press Agency
Tuesday, September 27, 2022 – Saudi Arabia’s Mohammed bin Salman has been named Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia in a move that experts presume would likely protect the crown prince from a potentially damaging lawsuit in the United State, in connection to his alleged role in the murder of the journalist, Jamal Khashoggi.
On Tuesday, Saudi Arabia announced that King Salman named his son prime minister, making an exception to Saudi law, formally ceding the dual title of king and prime minister he had personally held until now.
The balance of power in Saudi Arabia is not likely to be affected by the recent development, where the crown prince, who is 37 years old is already seen as the de facto ruler of the kingdom and heir to the throne.
The critics of the Saudi government are certain that the decision is certainly linked to the looming court-ordered deadline next week.
Liz Truss Was Asked By Tory MPs To Sack Kwasi Kwarteng Or Face Mutiny
Photo Source: AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth
Wednesday, September 28, 2022 – The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Liz Truss, is facing growing pressure from Conservative MPs to sack Kwasi Kwarteng or face a mutiny after the emergency intervention of the Bank of England to address the turmoil in the financial markets.
There is a comparison between the move, and the 1992’s Black Wednesday, when the United Kingdom was ejected from the European exchange rate mechanism.
For the party to survive the financial crisis, Tory MPs said Kwarteng would have to resign, as they urged the prime minister to reverse her plan to scrap the top 45p tax rate, which they claim had been received badly in their constituencies.
Downing Street insisted that the chancellor has the full backing of the prime minister. “The PM and the chancellor are working on the supply-side reforms needed to grow the economy, which will be announced in the coming weeks,” a spokesperson told the Guardian.
Source: The Guardian
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