Liz Truss Vows To Deal With Energy Crisis As Next UK Prime Minister

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Liz Truss has promised to deal with surging energy costs and to cut taxes after winning the Tory leadership contest to become the next PM.

She will succeed Boris Johnson after being formally appointed by the Queen at Balmoral Castle on Tuesday.

The 47-year-old, the UK’s third woman PM, will then announce her cabinet with jobs expected for allies Kwasi Kwarteng and James Cleverly.

She beat rival Rishi Sunak with 57% of the vote, a narrower win than expected.

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In her victory speech, she promised a “bold” programme of tax cuts to grow the flagging economy and prevent the UK tipping into recession.

She will take the reins of power on Tuesday, bringing Boris Johnson’s turbulent premiership to an end less than three years after the Conservatives’ resounding election victory in 2019.

Ms Truss’s most pressing decision as premier will be how best to shield households and businesses from the soaring price of energy internationally.

Her team is understood to have been working on a support package for weeks, with an announcement pencilled in for Thursday.

Industry sources told the BBC they expect the incoming government to back freezing bills, a move which would costs billions.

The move would not necessarily require upfront funding, however, with reports the government could cover loans to companies repaid by consumers over time in the form of higher fixed prices.

Speaking at the Queen Elizabeth II conference centre in London, she told party activists she would “deliver on the energy crisis” by dealing with bills and boosting the UK’s domestic energy sources.

SOURCE: BBC News

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5 COMMENTS

  1. While the clown show in the UK transitions into idiocy on display in the asylum, Russia is outlining plans to counteract the economic chaos & catastrophe imposed on the world by the US and its European puppets.

    The main points from Vladimir Putin’s speech at the plenary session of the Eastern Economic Forum:

    ▪️West sanctions fever poses a threat to the whole world;
    ▪️The elusive dominance of the United States in the world has become a catalyst for the sanctions policy;
    ▪️The West is trying to preserve the world order that is beneficial only to them;
    ▪️the quality of life of people in Europe is being sacrificed for the sake of preserving the dictatorship of the United States in the world;
    ▪️tectonic changes have taken place in the system of international relations in recent years, the role of the Asia-Pacific countries has significantly increased;
    ▪️the competitiveness of enterprises in Europe is declining, they are closing;
    ▪️ confidence in the dollar, euro and pound sterling has been lost.
    ▪️inflation in Russia is declining, by the end of the year it will be about 12%;
    ▪️ruble and yuan will be used in gas payments with China in equal proportion
    ▪️Russia is a sovereign state. We will always protect our interests;
    ▪️Russia is able to fully provide itself with all natural resources;
    ▪️almost all grain from Ukraine went not to the poorest countries, but to the European Union. Putin suggested thinking about limiting the direction of grain export from Ukraine and will certainly consult with Erdogan;
    ▪️The purchase of food by Western states provokes a rise in prices, this can turn into a tragedy for the poorest countries.

  2. More hilarious reactions:

    “The scoundrel gives way to an imbecile in the UK. Boris the clownish scoundrel may have been a safer bet for UK and the world. The imbecile seems to be itching to press the red button to make the nukes fly. Give a monkey anything and he tries to eat it. Give an idiot a gun and he wants to make it go bang-bang. Now who is the bigger idiot, the collective UK or its new Prime Minister?”

    “Maybe Truss will be found out soon.

    The pallid dwarf can’t find her way out of a small room: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEyV_BsS3KI

    “Now you know it is usual practice for gifts to be given to new national leaders. My suggestion to Messrs. Putin and Lavrov is that a geographical jigsaw map might be appropriate for Ms. Truss. A brightly colored one with main animals on it, and a couple of pieces in the shape of the Black Sea and Baltic sea. The main provinces of Russia may be good too.”

    • Do you know how she became Pee M. The electorate didn’t vote her in bub. And within one day of her becoming Pee M, only 22% approves of her anointment. Let that sink in for a second. First day on the job and you’re already hater.

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