The galley continues for Lizz Truss. In an interview broadcast on Monday, October 17 by the BBC, the British Prime Minister made his culpa: “I want to take responsibility and say I’m sorry for the mistakes that were made,” said the Tory leader, six weeks after arriving at 10 Downing Street. Rejected in her own party, forced to backtrack on her campaign promises and abandon her “growth plan” after sparking a storm in the markets, she said she “[resterait] on [son] job, To hold [ses] obligations in the national interest.”
While the maneuvers multiply behind the scenes to push her towards the exit, the head of government assured to have “acted quickly to correct these errors”, repeats to besorry” and think he would go “too far too fast”.
This exercise in remorse comes as the new Chancellor of the Exchequer, Jeremy Hunt, has taken the helm of government and earlier in the day unveiled the main lines of his medium-term budget project, clearing the slate of his predecessor, Kwasi Kwarteng’s plan.
Liz Truss, prompting questions about her tattered authority, sent Parliamentary Affairs Minister Penny Mordaunt to answer the opposition in the House of Commons. The Prime Minister then appeared in Westminster with the Chancellor of the Exchequer, but remained silent and stared blankly as the latter faced an opposition torpedoing a Prime Minister “humbled, just can’t stay at her post”.
“It’s a crisis created by the Tories in Downing Street, but ordinary people are paying the price.” judged Rachel Reeves, responsible for economic affairs at “Labour”.
As he waited to unveil his full budget proposals on October 31, Jeremy Hunt warned decisions “very hard” with upcoming government spending cuts and tax rises, a complete repudiation of Liz Truss’s original plan, yet assured that the government would make it a priority to “to help the most vulnerable”.