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Truss Prioritises Economy, Energy, Health Service

“I will get Britain working again. I have a bold plan to grow the economy through tax cuts and reform. I will cut taxes to reward hard work and boost business-led growth and investment,” she said.
08 Sep 2022 16:40
Truss Prioritises Economy, Energy, Health Service
Queen Elizabeth II leans on a walking stick as she welcomes Liz Truss during an audience at Balmoral in Scotland on September 6, 2022. Photo: Daily Mail

Britain’s new Prime Minister Liz Truss says that she will prioritise economic growth, tackling the energy crisis and improving access to the health service.

“I am confident that together we can ride out the storm. We can rebuild our economy,” Ms Truss said in her first address to the nation as PM.

Britain is facing a worsening cost of living crisis, as food and energy prices continue to soar. Inflation has kept rising since the winter of 2021.

 

Official data showed the consumer price index rose by 10.1 per cent in July, far above the 2 per cent target set by the Bank of England.

The discontent over soaring energy bills becomes louder as winter nears. On Tuesday, Ms Truss met Queen Elizabeth II in Scotland for the ‘kissing of hands’ ceremony with the monarch, and accepted the Queen’s invitation to form a Government.

“I will get Britain working again. I have a bold plan to grow the economy through tax cuts and reform. I will cut taxes to reward hard work and boost business-led growth and investment,” she said.

 

Action will be taken this week to deal with energy bills and to secure Britain’s future energy supply, she added.

According to Daily Mail, the new premier has started appointing her Cabinet by axing a series of supporters of ex-rival Rishi Sunak.

Ms Truss took brutal revenge on Team Rishi this week night as she axed every single one of his supporters from her Cabinet – just hours after vowing to build an ‘Aspiration Nation’ while tackling the mounting energy crisis in her first speech as PM.

Dominic Raab was among the first to reveal his fate as he tweeted that he had been evicted from his roles as justice secretary and Deputy PM – with Ms Truss’s ‘best friend’ Therese Coffey confirmed as taking the latter title along with the health brief.

 

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