Liz Truss 'is set to cave in' on plan to cut benefits in real terms as Nadhim Zahawi and Cabinet ministers plead with Tories to 'focus' on growth policies rather than disastrous leadership coup… while another
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A host of Cabinet stalwarts have been deployed to rally support for Liz Truss, with warnings that the Tories face election catastrophe unless they unite. After a party conference blighted by infighting, Suella Braverman, Nadhim Zahawi, Penny Mordaunt and Environment Secretary Ranil Jayawardena all penned articles backing Ms Truss. In interviews this morning, Mr Zahawi warned that the government must focus on delivering its policies. 'Delay is our biggest enemy,' he told Sky News. 'Dither and delay will end in defeat.' However, there is growing speculation that Ms Truss is going to need to perform another U-turn on welfare handouts. The chaos came against the backdrop of more dire polls for the Tories. Opinium found Labour leading by 21 points - the highest ever recorded by the firm.