Conservative MPs are dreading their annual conference, which kicks off this weekend amid a raging economic crisis, splits on a list of big-ticket issues and an opposition surging to record poll numbers. The mammoth Liz Truss broadcast round that was designed to calm the markets, her backbenchers and the public appeared to have the opposite effect, with even some of her biggest champions plunging their heads into their hands and her detractors plotting to vote down her economic plans and topple her nascent administration. Those planning to attend the jamboree in Birmingham in 72 hours might want to pack travel sickness pills. It’s going to be turbulent.
From Politico Playbook