As calls for cost of living help proliferate, this UK leader candidate turns a deaf ear

Last Updated: August 9, 2022By Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Liz Truss: if she was as doped as she looks, she might have an excuse for her refusal to grasp the sharpest nettle to face the UK in years. Still, after all the crises her Tory Party has manufactured over the last 12 years, she probably can’t tell the difference.

Wow. I can say, at least I didn’t help elect her – but that won’t help me, or any of the other people who will suffer brutally over the winter because Liz Truss can’t be bothered to help.

The leading candidate to head the Conservative Party – and become UK prime minister – has doubled down on her refusal to provide any help to the poorest people who will bear the brunt of energy price increases over the winter.

While the UK’s favourite money adviser has frantically called for her – along with rival Rishi Sunak and current PM Boris Johnson – to get their fingers out and tackle the crisis before it topples the economy, kills uncounted people and changes the way we live forever, she is ignoring it.

While hundreds of thousands of terrified UK citizens sign up to campaigns set to take action across the UK in the months to come, she is ignoring them.

“What’s vitally important at this moment is we get economic growth going,” Truss told reporters on a visit to Huddersfield in West Yorkshire.

“At the moment we’ve got the highest taxes in 70 years. That’s why I believe in lower taxes, to get growth going, to encourage businesses to invest, and that way there will be more money in people’s pockets.”

Asked if she was ruling out any other help for energy bills, Truss replied: “What I’m promising is that from day one, people will have lower taxes. They will also have lower energy bills, because I’m going to put a temporary moratorium on the green energy levy. But what we need is a growing economy.”

She can’t have a growing economy when millions of people won’t have any money to spend in it!

Her comments are the worst kind of imbecility – because they are dangerous not to herself but to millions of other people.

How will you survive, if she becomes prime minister in September?

Source: Liz Truss doubles down on refusal to offer support over rising energy bills | Liz Truss | The Guardian

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  1. George+Wilson August 9, 2022 at 10:46 pm - Reply

    Covid deaths were not as high as they had hoped for so they had to plan another way of culling the great unwashed.

  2. Debbie Wiles August 10, 2022 at 1:45 am - Reply

    Just more Tories killing off more people. I might hope for better, but I don’t expect better from them. I never understood why so many working class voters put them in power over and over.

  3. Nick Lonsdale August 10, 2022 at 7:47 am - Reply


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