The Money Saving Expert founder says he wants to give the next head of government a Q&A-style interview so he can explain his plans.
He wrote on Twitter: “Dear @trussliz / @RishiSunak, The cost of living crisis has left millions worried about how to make ends meet.
“I would like to formally invite you, as the new Prime Minister, to join me as soon as you take office for a special hour @itvMLshow discussion/Q&A to answer/allay people’s concerns.”
I would like to formally invite you, as the new Prime Minister, to join me as soon as possible once you have taken office at a special hour @itvMLshow Discussion/Questions and Answers to answer/dispel people’s concerns.
— Martin Lewis (@MartinSLewis) August 31, 2022
Lewis was quick to stress that this was not a cost-of-living debate between himself and the government, saying he was not an “opposition politician”.
He continued: “I am a consumer finance journalist, not an opposition politician. This is an interview and Q&A so they can explain their plans and answer questions.”
He confirmed ITV has given the opportunity a green light and is now urging Truss and Sunak to accept the invitation.
The new prime minister is due to be announced next week
This comes as the new Tory party leader will be announced next week, on Monday 5 September.
The cost of living has been a hot topic for both candidates throughout their leadership race as daily expenses continue to rise.
Boris Johnson insisted the UK is not “broken” despite this and said the country has “an incredible future”.
He said: “This country has an incredible future and everything speaks for it.
“Look at the place where people want to invest. Which is the country that is currently attracting more venture capital investments than China? It’s the UK.
“In my opinion, which country has more billion dollar start-up tech companies than France, Germany and Israel combined? It’s the UK.
“Why do people want to come here? Because it’s the right place.
“What we’re doing now, and what I’m proud of that we’ve done over the past three years or so, is in a lot of things that will make this country fit for the future.”
Johnson will leave office Tuesday, handing power to either Liz Truss or Rishi Sunak.
https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/20872614.martin-lewis-invites-future-prime-minister-itv-show-cost-living-q/?ref=rss Martin Lewis invites the future Prime Minister to the ITV show for a Q&A on the cost of living