People in Manchester vent their feelings about the cost-of-living crisis

Following on from the people of Glasgow discussing the Tory-engineered cost-of-living crisis, Politics Joe has also interviewed people in Manchester.

The channel joined an Enough Is Enough event in the city at the end of August where, as in Glasgow a few days later, attendees made it clear that they were not impressed with politicians who go on holiday when the nation is in crisis (among a host of other complaints).

Here’s the clip – watch as your fellow citizens vent their feelings:

And over the weekend, Mancunians told the Express newspaper/website what they thought about new prime minister Liz Truss and her response to the crises facing the UK:

Katie Wilde, a trainee solicitor from Withington… claimed that Liz Truss’ premiership won’t “last long”.

“I don’t think it’s going to be very permanent, to be honest. I think the Tories might be coming to the end of their era”, she added.

The reason for this, she said, is because of the way “a lot of massive events have been handled”, citing the pandemic, energy crisis and cost of living emergency as examples.

When asked why she thought Liz Truss was chosen by her peers, she said she thought she was chosen “maybe, as a scapegoat”.

She added: “The Government are facing a lot of issues at the minute and if it all goes terribly, which it seems to be, maybe they will use Liz Truss as a scapegoat.”

Michelle, a nurse from Didsbury, said she “wasn’t happy” with the outcome but believes “Rishi wouldn’t have been much better”.

“I think they’re all as bad as each other so it doesn’t really matter”, she added.

When answering what the PM’s first job should be in office, she said the “cost of living”, calling it “ridiculous”.

She added: “The corporations should be taxed because these are essential things – people need to heat their homes and afford food so they don’t die.

“It’s scary to think how many people could die this winter because of these issues, especially the elderly and vulnerable”.

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