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Labour brand Tory leadership frontrunner’s comments ‘grossly offensive’

Kate Devlin
Whitehall Editor
Wednesday 17 August 2022 16:39 BST
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Conservative leadership frontrunner Liz Truss been criticised after she said British workers needed ‘more graft’ in a leaked audio recording.

Ms Truss appeared to deny any knowledge of her own remarks after they were branded ‘offensive’ by Labour.

Tackled about the comments at the Tory leadership hustings in Perth, Scotland on Tuesday Ms Truss said: “I don’t know what you are quoting there.”

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