Grant Shapps: Tories aren't meant to govern like this – The Times

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If a long career in politics has taught me anything it is that you should never ignore the voice on the doorstep. And the fears expressed in my constituency of Welwyn Hatfield last week represent a warning to the government.
People are still talking about how to reduce energy consumption this winter, and the tough choices they will have to make, despite the billions of borrowed money rightly being spent by the new administration of Liz Truss to suppress bills. Some constituents are talking about taking on extra shifts. Others are seeking second jobs.
But while the prime minister has acted swiftly to alleviate this threat, another is already looming: that of a rapid rise in interest rates to levels newer homeowners have never encountered.
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