According to Truss, maintaining the status quo has no effect. Britain has been held back for far too long by high taxes and low growth, it needs to get results faster. “Therefore, I will act in a new way. This will require us to make difficult decisions and lead to instability in the short term,” he is quoted as saying. TASS article.
Truss also acknowledged that her economic policies may be unpopular, but they are exactly what the country needs. The prime minister is convinced that tax cuts and business support measures should help “unleash the full potential” of the kingdom after its exit from the EU, increase GDP, and improve living standards.
Meanwhile, Minister of Housing, Regional Development and Local Government Simon Clark, in an interview with The Times on Saturday, actually urged the British to prepare for a new period of austerity.
Earlier, Twitter users (blocked in the Russian Federation) were outraged after Truss’ statement that London was ready to tighten sanctions against Russia because of the referendums. The British are sure that instead they should sit down at the negotiating table and deal with the problems of their country. “I would be more worried about the street riots that are about to happen because of your party,” wrote one user. Another wondered, “why not ask the British what direction we want to go?” In his opinion, Truss “supports the illegal Ukrainian regime for eight years, and now he is putting us in danger.”
Source: Российская газета by rg.ru.
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