Eva Deschamps / October 18, 2022
British Prime Minister Liz Truss said she was sorry for her mistakes and assured that she wanted to remain in office in the national interest, in an interview with the BBC broadcast on Monday evening.
I want to accept my responsibility and say sorry for the mistakes that were made,” said the conservative leader, whose mandate seems moribund after six weeks in office. “I will stay in office to fulfill my commitments to the national interest,” she assured.
“I wanted to take action to help people deal with their energy bills, to tackle the issue of high taxes, but we went too far too fast,” she added.
Britain’s new finance minister, Jeremy Hunt, announced on Monday that the government would reverse almost all of the tax measures announced on Sept. 23 by his predecessor Kwasi Kwarteng as part of a plan to boost the U.K. economy.
Liz Truss told the BBC that she appointed Jeremy Hunt because she knew the government needed to change direction.
“It would have been totally irresponsible of me not to act in the national interest as I did,” the British Prime Minister acknowledged. “We were right to change policy.”
Despite her drop in popularity just six weeks after arriving at 10 Downing Street, Liz Truss assured that she would lead the Conservative Party into the next election.