The UK sinks into crisis with Liz Truss

The UK sinks into crisis with Liz Truss

Liz Truss during a visit to the British Gas Training Academy in Dartford, Kent, as part of their plan to help Brits with energy bills which came into force on Saturday. PA Photos/PA Photos/ABACA

DECODE – The prime minister, who heads the annual congress of her party, the Tories, is under fire from critics.

From our correspondent in London

After Vladimir Putin’s annexation of the Ukrainian territories, a satirical British site headlined that in retaliation the UK was planning to put Liz Truss at the helm of Russia’s economy for a week… The ‘serious’ press is hardly more affectionate towards the new prime minister, since the financial storm she unleashed from her very first steps. And it’s under pressure and already weakened that she’s going to chair a Conservative party’s annual convention in Birmingham in a very somber mood.

The “honeymoon” of a British head of government has rarely been so short. Especially since two weeks after the death of Queen Elizabeth II, all political life was frozen. Launched before the royal death was announced, Liz Truss’ first political act had been well received as it freed up around £150billion to ease the energy bills of UK households and businesses. The mourning passed, Act II…

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