Kwasi Kwarteng says ‘hindsight is a beautiful thing’ in his first interview after mini-budget

When the British economy crashed on Black Wednesday in 1992, the Tory Chancellor at the time, Norman Lamont, was derided for saying that he had been ‘singing in his bath’, before declaring: ‘Je ne regrette rien.’

After the week he has endured at the mercy of the markets, the current Chancellor, Kwasi Kwarteng, is not risking a similar insouciance. ‘I wasn’t singing,’ he says. ‘I’ve got a terrible voice.’

In his first full interview since his mini-Budget – dubbed ‘Kamikwasi’ after it crashed the pound, spooked the markets and sent Tory MPs into a tailspin after one opinion poll posted a…

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