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It has been a tumultuous 48 hours at the end of six chaotic weeks of the premiership of the Liz Truss.
The day before Truss handed in her resignation, she received a resignation letter from Suella Braverman, the then Home Secretary.
Braverman’s letter was brutal, clearly referring to the debacle over the ‘mini-budget’ delivered by then Chancellor Kwazi Kwateng at the behest of Truss. It was an historic economic gamble, and it catastrophically failed.
Referencing the disastrous leadership of Truss, a section of Braverman’s resignation letter reads; “Pretending we haven’t made mistakes, carrying on as if everyone can’t see that we have made them, and hoping that things will magically come right is not serious politics. I have made a mistake; I accept responsibility; I resign.”
Truss’ leadership came to an end the following day, following economic upheaval, numerous u-turns on policy and the shambolic vote on fracking.
Wirral politicians have made their thoughts clear and have joined the call for an immediate General Election.
Alison McGovern, Labour MP for Wirral South, told birkenhead.news, “This is a complete farce.
“Everyone on the Wirral deserves a competent government, not a revolving door of Tory chaos.
It doesn’t matter who leads them. Every single day that the Conservatives remain in office, they damage the country even further.
“Only Labour can tackle this crisis and restore our economic credibility – we need a general election, we need one now.”
Cllr Janette Williamson, Labour leader of Wirral Council told us; “The great offices of state are being passed around like the school hamster. There is no mandate for this. The country is in crisis and people are struggling to pay their bills. We need a general election and we need it now.”
Labour MP for Wirral West, Margaret Greenwood told us, “The Conservatives are in chaos and they have inflicted long-term damage on the economy.
“Their mini-budget was reckless and irresponsible. It sent mortgage rates soaring and brought the pensions industry to the brink of collapse.
“Despite numerous U-turns by the government, the cost of borrowing is expected to be higher for years to come.
“Liz Truss has now resigned and we are left with a completely dysfunctional government.
“We need a general election so that people can be given the opportunity to vote for a Labour government that will bring stability and tackle the cost of living crisis.”
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