Conservative Conference: Sunak berates MP for saying he wants supermarket supply chains broken

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Hello. Rishi Sunak, the Chancellor, is the keynote speaker at the Conservative Party conference this morning, and he did the morning interview before the speech, which he appeared to be rehearsing last night.

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October 3, 2021

In one of his first interviews, Sunak berated Tory MP Chris Loder, who said in a side-door meeting yesterday that he hoped the current shortage of truck drivers would lead to the dismantling of supply chains. supermarkets. Sunak was able to confirm that abandoning the supply chains that most of us rely on for our purchases is not Conservative Party policy. Asked about Loder’s comment, Sunak said:

I don’t think anyone would say there is a benefit to people struggling with supply chain issues and not being able to get what they want when they want it. . Nobody wants to see this.
What we have said more generally is that over time one of our desires is to move to a higher wage, higher skill and more productive economy.

Sunak was also asked about the revelations of the leaked Pandora documents, published in detail by the Guardian. He said HM Revenue and Customs would review the disclosures.

I’ve also seen these things overnight and it’s always difficult for me to comment on them specifically as they’ve only just emerged, and of course HMRC will be looking at them to see if there is anything. that we can learn.

Overnight, the Conservatives followed an announcement of Sunak’s speech. The government will spend an additional £ 500million over the next few years to expand various employment programs, he will say. Here is our preview.

I’ll be posting more of Sunak’s interview soon.

Here is the program for the day.

9h10: Lord Frost delivers a speech.

9h20 : Steve Barclay, the Minister of the Cabinet Office, is interviewed on stage.

10h20 : Kwasi Kwarteng, the business secretary, is in conversation on stage with Ben Houchen, the mayor of Tees Valley.

11:20 am: Brandon Lewis, Secretary of Northern Ireland, is in conversation on stage with Arlene Foster, former Prime Minister of Northern Ireland.

11:50 am: Rishi Sunak, the Chancellor, delivers a speech.

Lunch time: George Eustice, the environment secretary, Sir Jeffrey Donaldson, the DUP leader, Neil O’Brien, the leveling minister, and Oliver Dowden, the conservative party co-chair, are among the Tories speaking at the marginal events.

14h : Michael Gove, the Upgrade Secretary, delivers a speech.

14h50 : Thérèse Coffey, the secretary for work and pensions, takes part in a round table.

3:50 p.m .: Nadhim Zahawi, Education Secretary, delivers a speech.

16h40 : Grant Shapps, the Transportation Secretary, is interviewed on stage.

17h40 : Jacob Rees-Mogg, the leader of the Commons, is interviewed on stage.

Afternoon: Gove, Steve Baker, the former Brexit minister, and Ben Houchen, the mayor of Tees Valley, are among the Tories speaking at side events.

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