Liz Truss 'models herself after' Thatcher says expert
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Australian Business Review’s Ticky Fullerton has warned incoming Prime Minister Liz Truss has got a “staggering energy crisis to deal with.” The Aussie journalist pointed out a clear difference between Liz Truss and the Conservative’s political idol, with Margaret Thatcher having entered into Downing Street after the 1979 Winter of discontent well Ms Truss has one heading her way.
Ms Fullerton told Sky News Australia: “[Liz Truss] basically models herself on Margaret Thatcher.
“She is a Brexiteer, she actually voted for remain but she’s a confirmed Brexiteer now.
“I guess the biggest thing about Liz Truss who, you know she didn’t get the landslide she was expecting against Rishi Sunak I think she came for the suspect she got 57 percent of the votes as opposed to is 43 percent.
“But nevertheless, she is in there now and she’ll be heading into number 10 tomorrow.”
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“She really interesting thing about how I suppose is the crisis that she’s got ahead of her and whereas Margaret Thatcher in 1979 came in just after the winter of discontent, I think that winter of discontent is heading her way.
“This winter in Britain she has got a staggering energy crisis to deal with I mean, we think of a cost of living crisis here in this country. It is nothing like what is going on in the UK.
“If you just imagine energy bills in October are going to go up from about one and a half 1000 pounds a year to over 3000 pounds in the average household.”
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Ms Truss promised a “bold plan” to cut taxes, deal with the energy crisis and deliver a Tory victory in 2024 as she prepares to take office as the country’s next Prime Minister.
She defeated rival Rishi Sunak by 81,326 votes to 60,399 to win the Tory leadership, and will replace Boris Johnson in No10 on Tuesday.
Ahead of an expected reshuffle, Priti Patel said she would be resigning as Home Secretary and returning to the backbenches after Ms Truss takes office.
Ms Truss used her victory speech to say Tory beliefs in freedom, low taxes and personal responsibility “resonate with the British people”.
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“During this leadership campaign, I campaigned as a conservative and I will govern as a conservative,” she said.
“We need to show that we will deliver over the next two years.
“I will deliver a bold plan to cut taxes and grow our economy.
“I will deliver on the energy crisis, dealing with people’s energy bills but also dealing with the long-term issues we have on energy supply.”
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