There are reports that Kwasi Kwarteng is writing to various MP WhatsApp groups for support.
Owl imagines the “Dear Colleague” message:
I understand your concerns that you may lose your seats at the next election, but we have to make tough choices if I am to stay Chancellor and Liz as PM.
Our priority is to grow the economy so that everyone can get a slice of a bigger cake while those at the top enjoy the cream.
The only way to do this is by cutting taxes at the top, and that is what we must deliver. There is no alternative.
If necessary, we must fund this by reviewing government expenditure, even the inflation uplift on benefits. Nothing is off the table.
We will show markets that our plan is sound. At the moment it is all based on ideology and my team of teenage Spads need to flesh out the details. When we have a plan, of course we will ask the OBR to demonstrate that it is sound, credible and will work to drive growth. Their existence as an independent organisation will depend on it.
We need your support to do this as the only people who win if we divide will be ordinary people, rather than the rich who are the only ones driving the economy and funding our party.
I am always available for a meeting and I hope we can engage dynamically in the coming weeks.