Liz Truss pledges action on energy bills in first week but warns ‘not all decisions will be popular’

Frontrunner to be prime minister also said ‘Britain has been through worse, frankly’

Kate Devlin
Sunday 04 September 2022 18:21 BST

Liz Truss has warned she will take unpopular decisions as she pledged to act immediately on soaring energy bills if she becomes prime minister this week.

An announcement on energy security and costs will be made within a week if she beats her rival to become Conservative leader, she said.

Despite gathering storm clouds and warnings her response to the crisis could have to be on the scale of the Covid furlough scheme she said that “Britain has been through worse, frankly.”

Join our commenting forum

Join thought-provoking conversations, follow other Independent readers and see their replies


Thank you for registering

Please refresh the page or navigate to another page on the site to be automatically logged inPlease refresh your browser to be logged in