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Kunsberg Truss interview

(34 Posts)
Daisymae Sun 02-Oct-22 09:08:05

Thought that she let Truss off lightly.

Whitewavemark2 Sun 02-Oct-22 09:11:31

Just beginning to watch it on catchup

Casdon Sun 02-Oct-22 09:19:50

thought Laura did well in the face of such bombastic behaviour from Truss, she managed to put her on the spot a number of times despite being ignored, talked over and patronised. If she had said ‘I as Prime Minister’ one more time, or pointed her finger so rudely again I would have thrown something at the TV. Her answers were weak, that’s not going to reassure the public at all. I wonder how many millions were watching?

Boz Sun 02-Oct-22 09:23:11

Truss looks like she is on the verge of a nervous breakdown; a certain lost tearfulness. Not up to the job; been over-promoted. Gove, interviewed afterwards, looked the better politician and refused to completely endorse her. Dead woman walking.

Whitewavemark2 Sun 02-Oct-22 09:31:46

Her beliefs underlie everything she is saying.

Whitewavemark2 Sun 02-Oct-22 09:34:07

“We must move away from the idea of how we redistribute resources”

So no levelling up then.

Whitewavemark2 Sun 02-Oct-22 09:41:43

She completely rejects any responsibility for the rise of interest rates as a result of her budget, and blames the BoE

volver Sun 02-Oct-22 09:42:34

I had to put it off. Can't stand it any more.

Franbern Sun 02-Oct-22 09:43:33


Her beliefs underlie everything she is saying.

Her beliefs? Which seem to change so often.

She was so ardently against leaving the ECC
She was so ardently in favour of environmental issues
She was so ardently anti-tory (when she was a member of the Lib-Dems),

And so much more like this

Think her believes are firmly now settled into ensuring that she and her ilk make loads of dosh taken from the rest of us!!!!

Whitewavemark2 Sun 02-Oct-22 09:43:49

Kuenssberg asked if she has a mandate for her complete volte face.

She obviously didn’t accept the premise of the question???

volver Sun 02-Oct-22 09:45:46

I know how she feels.

Aveline Sun 02-Oct-22 09:45:47

I wonder if Truss wakes in the small hours and thinks, 'Oh shit!!'

Whitewavemark2 Sun 02-Oct-22 09:47:14

Gove putting in the boot. No surprise there.

Hinted that he wouldn’t vote for the budget.

I reckon Truss is going to have difficulty, unless she shuttles back. But I’m quite clear that this is only the beginning of her plans.

Riverwalk Sun 02-Oct-22 09:50:11

I noticed she snuck in that it was Kwarteng who came up with the 45% top rate tax cut!

nadateturbe Sun 02-Oct-22 10:04:15

I switched on at 9am. Didn't realise it started at 8.30am.
I too think Gove spoke better. And hate the finger pointing. She doesn't sound very competent.

Daisymae Sun 02-Oct-22 10:10:33

I would like to have seen her challenge the need for Bank of England intervention, IMF warning, cost of government borrowing all direct result of uncosted borrowing. I thought Gove's comments were interesting.

sodapop Sun 02-Oct-22 12:38:02

It's obvious Truss didn't realise the magnitude of the task in front of her. She is totally out of her depth.

LizzieDrip Sun 02-Oct-22 13:34:44

Agree with all above. This is clearly a woman who has been promoted beyond her abilities. We’ve probably all seen the like during our working lives, and it’s not a pretty sight. The big difference here, of course, is that she’s been promoted to the top job in the country?

Doodledog Sun 02-Oct-22 13:38:53


I switched on at 9am. Didn't realise it started at 8.30am.
I too think Gove spoke better. And hate the finger pointing. She doesn't sound very competent.

I did the same and ended up waiting until it came on iPlayer. I agree about the finger-pointing too - it's so rude!

nadateturbe Sun 02-Oct-22 13:58:24

Thanks, Doodledog. I didn't know it was on iplayer.

Whitewavemark2 Sun 02-Oct-22 14:02:21

A bit off topic but interesting never-the less

Alexander Stubb Ex-Finland minister

We all knew #Brexit was a colossal mistake, but that it would lead to this scale of political and economic mayhem was beyond our wildest imagination.

Europe and the world needs the UK on so many fronts. Please get a grip and fix it. We need you back.

Doodledog Sun 02-Oct-22 14:03:57


Thanks, Doodledog. I didn't know it was on iplayer.

Yes, but annoyingly not when still being broadcast so you can choose between seeing it live or from the beginning, which used to be the case, with Andrew Marr. If you wait till it's finished it goes up a little bit later.

Whitewavemark2 Sun 02-Oct-22 15:07:16

Reading and listening to Tory MPs - I think she’s toast, but how they rid themselves of her - goodness knows

Boz Sun 02-Oct-22 15:12:49

If it were done when ’tis done, then ’twere well
It were done quickly;


Callistemon21 Sun 02-Oct-22 15:56:06


Conservative MPs will lose the party whip if they vote against Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng's tax-cutting mini-budget, a senior Tory has said

Conservative Party Chairman Jake Berry told Sky News's Sophy Ridge on Sunday programme it was "nonsense" to claim that the government's tax cuts are helping the richest and said that Liz Truss has an "absolute mandate" from the 2019 election to carry out her new economic policy

Sky News