Liz Truss claims West’s high-tax ‘cartel of complacency’ is helping China and Russia

Authoritarian regimes have ‘allies’ in ‘anti-growth movement’, former PM will tell right-wing think tank

Adam Forrest
Political Correspondent
Tuesday 11 April 2023 22:33 BST
Liz Truss urges UK to ‘act now’ to defend Taiwan against China

Liz Truss is renewing her contorversial push for a radical low-tax agenda.

Britain’s shortest-serving prime minister, who lasted just six weeks at No 10, is urging the UK and the US to better promote “free markets” in the face of the threat from authoritarian regimes.

In a speech to the right-wing think tank Heritage Foundation in the US on Wednesday the former Tory PM will claim a “cartel of complacency” is damaging economic growth – accusing Western governments of aiding China, Russia and other authoritarian regimes by refusing to offer tax cuts.

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