PM pledges to get country through 'stormy days'

October 6, 2022 10:30 am

[Source: BBC]

UK Prime Minister Liz Truss has promised to get the country through “stormy days”, as she vowed to take on the “anti-growth coalition”.

In her speech to the Tory conference, which has been marked by U-turns and internal division, the PM admitted her policies would cause “disruption”.

But she said “the status quo is not an option” and “we must stay the course”.

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The speech came against a backdrop of financial and political turmoil following the government’s mini-budget.

Markets reacted badly to the plans for £45bn in tax cuts funded by borrowing, while the government’s U-turn on its plan to scrap the 45p tax band for the highest earners was fuelled by opposition from Tory MPs.