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Liz Truss claims left 'smearing' her with blame for lack of economic growth

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Liz Truss claims left ‘smearing’ her with blame for lack of economic growth

Liz Truss has claimed that those with left-wing political beliefs are "smearing" her by blaming her for economic troubles she is "clearly not responsible for."

Iain Dale told the former prime minister: "People on the left are blaming everything that is wrong in our economy on that mini-Budget," referring to the turmoil triggered by then-chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng's measures which included £45bn of unfunded tax cuts and prompted the pound to slump to a 37-year low against the dollar.

Ms Truss told the LBC presenter: "I think a lot of the public understand what I was trying to do."

"But the left... [are] trying to smear me with economic results that... I'm clearly not responsible for."

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