UK PM Truss defends ‘controversial’ tax cuts despite market turmoil

UK PM Truss defends ‘controversial’ tax cuts despite market turmoil

2 months ago

LONDON – UK Prime Minister Liz Truss today defended her tax cuts policy, despite it triggering market turmoil and forcing a Bank of England intervention to prevent “material risk” to the economy.

“We had to take urgent action to get our economy growing, get Britain moving, and also deal with inflation,” she told local station BBC Radio Leeds in her first comments since Friday’s mini-budget.

“And of course, that means taking controversial and difficult decisions, but I’m prepared to do that as prime minister.”

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