The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Liz Truss, apologized this Monday for the “mistakes” she made at the beginning of her term and guaranteed that she will be the Conservative candidate in the next general election.
“I want to accept responsibility and apologize for the mistakes I made”, said the prime minister in an interview with the BBC broadcaster, with which she is trying to fight to stay in office, despite growing pressure to resign.
Truss pointed out that with the huge tax cuts he promised when he took office, he intended to help people pay their energy bills, but that he went “too far and too fast”, which is why he replaced his minister of Economics by Jeremy Hunt, “with a new strategy to restore economic stability”.
Furthermore, in the face of voices demanding his departure — five of his own co-religionists have already done so publicly — Truss ruled out the possibility of voluntarily resigning.
“The important thing is that f ui elected to obtain results for this country. We are facing very difficult times. We simply cannot waste time talking about the Conservative Party instead of what we need to achieve. That’s my message to my colleagues”, he declared.
After insisting that he acted “quickly” to correct his mistakes, he stated bluntly that he will continue to lead the Executive until the end of the legislature.
“I will lead the Conservatives in the next general election”, he assured.
Truss’s interview was released on the same day that his new Minister of Economy, appointed on Friday On Monday, it reversed almost all the fiscal measures that the prime minister had adopted and that formed the backbone of her government program.
Hunt announced that the planned reduction of
is cancelled. % to 19% from April of the basic income tax bracket and that the aid to limit the energy bill for businesses and homes, which was supposed to last two years, will end in April.
Hunt took over from Kwasi Kwarteng, who was fired by Truss after the release of a fiscal plan in September 23 with no details of How would you reduce chaos? debt in the financial markets.
The new minister declared today that the drastic changes to this plan, in the amount of around 32 billion pounds (around R$ 192 billion) per year, aim to “ensure financial stability and give confidence in the government’s commitment to fiscal discipline”.