Police limit access to UK Conservatives’ conference after potential security alert

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Authorities in Birmingham have restricted access to and from a convention center hosting the annual conference of Britain’s governing Conservative Party due to a potential security alert, local police said on Monday.

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Earlier on Monday, British Prime Minister Liz Truss was forced into a humiliating U-turn, reversing plans to cut the highest rate of income tax that helped to spark a rebellion in her party and turmoil in financial markets.

Truss, and her finance minister Kwasi Kwarteng, announced a new “growth plan” on September 23 that would cut taxes and regulation, funded by vast government borrowing to snap the economy out of years of stagnant growth.

Read more: UK’s Truss forced into humiliating tax U-turn after party rebellion, fiscal turmoil

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