Liz Truss reveals she will use the city to spur economic growth
Liz Truss failed to make the BBC interview with Nick Robinson to tell the nation how she plans to save the nation from the cost of living crisis.
Nick wasn’t very happy, to say the least.
However, she had time to say AM City. about his big plan to shake up the economy.
The leadership contestant said AM City. that she wanted to maintain the Square Mile’s competitive advantage and “energize growth and investment” here.
Truss said the city is a “crown jewel of the British economy, but for too long its potential has been held back by onerous EU regulations, which have stifled growth and held back investment”.
It comes as Boris Johnson was asked if Britain was ‘broken’ in the final days of his term.
He replied, “Absolutely not. This country has an incredible future and has everything going for it.
“Look where people want to invest. Which country is attracting more venture capital investment now than China? It’s the UK.
“Which country has, I think, more billion-pound tech startups than France, than Germany, than Israel combined? It’s the UK.
“Why do people want to come here? Because this is the place to be.
“What we’re doing now, and what I’m proud to have done over the last three years or so, is putting a lot of things in place that will make this country fit for the future.”
Strangely, American music legend Curtis Stigers realized who the next Prime Minister would be.
To say he was unimpressed is an understatement. He tweeted: “Oh my god I just realized that was the woman who gave the cheese speech and now I’m horrified for my UK friends.”
Labor leader Sir Keir Starmer has warned soaring energy bills will hurt people earning up to £50,000 a year.
The Opposition’s £29billion plan to freeze energy prices, funded in part by a windfall tax on oil and gas giants, would apply to all households regardless of their revenue.
He told Channel 5’s Jeremy Vine: ‘I think if you’re on £50,000 you’re really going to struggle with £4,000 on your energy bills.
‘I think there will be a lot of people who will look and agree ‘I’m not the toughest, I have a living wage but £4,000 on my energy bills is more than I can afford can afford “.”
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