18 Sep 2023

Liz Truss remains defiant over economic plan as PM

Political Editor

A year after the mini-Budget that led to a sterling crisis and panic in the financial markets, Liz Truss has said she doesn’t regret the choices she made in her short tenure as prime minister.

In a speech to the Institute for Government, she blamed an overmighty bureaucracy for thwarting her tax cutting plans, which she insisted were still vital for growth.

Labour Leader Sir Keir Starmer said he would boost growth by rewriting the Brexit deal. He’s in Paris to meet the French President Emmanuel Macron tomorrow.