Brighton Labor says PM Truss means ‘more of the same’

CO-Chairs of the Council’s Labor group said Prime Minister Liz Truss represented “more of the same” and called for a change of government.

Councilors Carmen Appich and John Allcock, who lead the Labor group in Brighton and Hove City Council, said the new Prime Minister has not offered any answers to allay the concerns of the city’s residents, particularly over the cost of living crisis.

In a joint statement, the pair said she “does not side with the workers and their families,” noting that she was recorded as claiming that the country’s problems were caused in part by people not working hard enough worked.

They said: “Liz Truss takes over the business of government at such a critical time when the country is facing extreme challenges which mean people will struggle to eat and heat their homes in the coming winter.

“Unfortunately she has said and done nothing to give Labor councilors confidence that she is up to the scale of this challenge or has a plan for the various crises Britain is facing today.

“Truss is not the answer to the chaos that 12 years of Tory rule have thrown our city and country into. She represents more of that.

“The change this country needs isn’t at the top of the Conservative Party – it’s a change of government. Only Labor can give Britain the fresh start we all deserve.”

The Argus: The Queen formally invited Liz Truss to form a government earlier today: credit - PAThe Queen formally invited Liz Truss to form a government earlier today: credit – PA

Liz Truss was officially appointed Prime Minister by the Queen today at a meeting at Balmoral, the royal summer residence. She is expected to address the nation upon her return to Downing Street.

Boris Johnson handed his resignation to the Queen earlier today after delivering a speech to Number 10 reflecting on his achievements in office.

He pointed to the government’s record on Brexit, the launch of the vaccine, Britain’s support for Ukraine in the face of the Russian invasion and the unemployment rate, which he says has fallen to a low not seen since he “on bouncing around on a space hopper”. Brighton Labor says PM Truss means ‘more of the same’

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