Prime Minister United kingdomAnd the Les TrussThis Wednesday he insisted that it is “A fighter, no one surrenders” In his first scrutiny session in Parliament since then Budget plan collapsed amidst political and economic turmoil.
Asked Truss on Monday Sorry for the “mistakes” I made Since the beginning of his term, nearly two months ago, although he has confirmed it many times She will not resign and she will be the Conservative candidate in the next general election.
Many of his fellow parliamentarians Currently studying how to replace it, although at the moment they have not found a consensus candidate. The priority of the Conservative Party MPs is Avoid early general elections They will surely lose, as well as reduce losses in the elections scheduled for 2024.
‘Ready to make tough decisions’
When Labor leader Keir Starmer asked him why he continues in office after seeing forced to cancel its economic strategyTruss argued that Act ‘in the national interest’ To ensure that the UK has “economic stability”.
Truss also replied to Starmer saying that In less than 45 days in office, he has “done” more than the leader of the Labor Party During his more than two years in office, he has repeatedly accused him of supporting “hard-line unions” that are currently preparing for strikes.
In addition, the Prime Minister once again apologized for her “mistakes”. “I apologise. I have made mistakes, but the right thing to do in these cases is to make changes and keep working for the British people. We have helped people and will continue to do so,” he stressed to Parliament. “I am a person who stands up and is ready to make tough decisions.‘, she added.
Truss appointed Jeremy Hunt last Friday to replace Kwasi Quarting as finance minister in an effort to promote financial stability. The new minister Practically canceling the entire strategy on Monday “Growth” was introduced on September 23 by Kwarteng in line with the prime minister, on the basis of tax cuts without details on how to reduce debt.
Hunt has reversed most tax cuts, limited the scope of energy aid and warned about it Expect to announce significant cuts in public spending October 31 next.
Pensions will rise with inflation
The Prime Minister also announced in her speech her commitment to Maintain the so-called “triple blockade” of pension To ensure it rises at least in line with inflation. “We have been clear. We will maintain the ‘triple lock’ of pensions and I am committed to that,” he said.
On Monday, the economy minister said it would be necessary to analyze spending, as the government seeks to make cuts before the fiscal announcement at the end of October. “Our priority in the run-up to the 31st is Protect the most vulnerable groups. This includes those who cannot increase their income through work, such as retirees, the Prime Minister’s spokesperson explained.
Likewise, Truss has confirmed that she is committed to the Northern Ireland Protocol bill that would repeal parts of theBritain’s exit from the European Union‘ with the European Unionunless a negotiated agreement is reached with the community bloc.
“I am fully committed to the Northern Ireland Protocol Bill,” the Prime Minister confirmed. He added that “any negotiations will reflect the same position found in the draft law.”
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