Liz Truss refuses to apologise for tax cut U-turn debacle at 8 minute press conference

Prime minister says she has to stay in office to ensure stability

Jon Stone
Policy Correspondent
Friday 14 October 2022 20:35 BST
Watch how many times Liz Truss avoids apologising for tax cut U-turn

Liz Truss has refused to apologise for problems created by her economic policies, after U-turning on yet more of her budget.

The prime minister left a planned press conference after just eight minutes and four questions, to shouts of “are you going to apologise?”

She had just dodged a question about whether she should say sorry for the chaos – which has seen interest rates on mortgages and government debt surge, and the Tories’ political fortunes evaporate.

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