Thursday, December 1, 2022

Liz Truss

Global stocks lower amid British pol turmoil

Global stock markets declined Thursday as the British prime minister faced demands to quit and Japan reported its 14th straight monthly trade deficit.London and Frankfurt opened lower and Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong declined. Oil rose more than $1...

UK leader Liz Truss faces test in Parliament; seeks lifeline

British Prime Minister Liz Truss faces a House of Commons grilling Wednesday from a hostile opposition — and her own furious Conservative Party — as she tries to fend off calls to quit over her botched economic plan. Truss...

Conservatives to discuss replacing Truss with a joint ticket of Sunak & Mordaunt

Senior Conservatives will this week hold talks on a “rescue mission” that would see the swift removal of Liz Truss as leader, after the new chancellor Jeremy Hunt dramatically tore up her economic package and signalled a new era...

Liz Truss sacks Kwarteng, appoints Hunt as Treasury chief

London, Oct 14 (PTI): British Prime Minister Liz Truss has sacked her Chancellor, Kwasi Kwarteng, in an effort to stem the economic turmoil unleashed by his mini-budget at the end of last month, reports emerging from Downing Street in...

Liz Truss under fire for economic management; approval ratings drop

Three-quarters of UK voters, including a staggering 71 per cent of those who backed the Conservatives at the last general election, believe the prime minister, Liz Truss, and the chancellor, Kwasi Kwarteng, have “lost control” of the economy, according...

Liz Truss to be new UK PM

UK foreign secretary Liz Truss on Monday won the Conservative Party leadership contest, beating Rishi Sunak to go on to replace outgoing Prime Minister Boris Johnson.The 47-year-old senior Cabinet minister was widely expected to become Britain’s third female Prime...

Sunak, Truss pledge to tackle energy crisis as British PM countdown begins

Both Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss renewed their pledge on Sunday to tackle the energy crisis sending household bills spiralling in the UK as a priority as the countdown to the new British Prime Minister taking charge at 10...

Underdogs don’t give up, says Rishi Sunak’s new campaign video

Two weeks before the UK’s Conservative Party leadership election is set to draw to a close, finalist Rishi Sunak’s team are promoting a new campaign video cashing in on his “underdog” status with rival Liz Truss’ firm lead in...

UK PM race: Liz Truss holds lead but voters still prefer Boris Johnson

A new survey on Thursday confirmed a 32-point lead of Foreign Secretary Liz Truss over former Chancellor Rishi Sunak in the Conservative Party leadership race, but also showed a strong preference among Tory members for outgoing Prime Minister Boris...

No hope of election win if inflation sticks: Sunak

The Tories can “kiss goodbye” to winning the next election if inflation is not brought under control quickly, Rishi Sunak has said.Speaking at a leadership hustings in Eastbourne, the ex-chancellor, who wants to prioritise tackling rising prices before cutting...