Truss declares, “As strong as the storm may be, the British people are stronger”.

As the 56th President, he was formally appointed.ThLiz Truss, the prime minister of the United Kingdom, has today laid out her plans for government at Downing Street.

Truss reaffirmed her determination to deliver in her first major moment in office.

Acknowledging the difficulties facing her, Truss remarked, “As strong as the storm maybe, I know the British people are stronger.  People who get things done built our country.  We have enormous reserves of talent and energy.  I am confident that together we can ride out the storm”.

Referring to her ambition to tranform Britain into an ‘aspiration nation’, Truss detailed 3 key priorities for her administration.


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“Firstly I will get Britain working again. I have a bold strategy to grow the economy by tax cuts and reform.  I will cut taxes to reward hard work and boost business led growth and investment”.

“Secondly I will deal hands on with the energy crisis caused by Putin’s war.  I will take action this week to deal with energy bills, and to secure our future energy supply”.

“Thirdly I will make sure that people can get access to doctors appointments and the NHS services they need.  We will put our health service on a firm footing”.

Truss paid tribute at the beginning to her remarks to Boris Johnson, her predecessor.  She claimed that ‘history will see him as a hugely consequential prime minister’.

Liz Truss’ “workmanlike” remarks on the steps of Downing Street compare with the more jocular tone struck by Boris Johnnson earlier in the day. Johnson spoke about his relationship with Dilyn, the Downing Street cat Larry and compared himself to a booster rocket that fell into the Pacific.

A new prime minister’s remarks outside Downing Street upon taking office are often remembered in later years.

Theresa May previously talked about fighting ‘burning injustices’.

Gordon Brown quoted his school motto, “I will try my outmost”.

Tony Blair declared, “I say to the people of this country — we ran for office as New Labour, we will govern as New Labour”.

Whilst, quoting Saint Francis of Assisi, Mrs Thatcher famously remarked, “Discord is everywhereMay we achieve harmony. We may bring truth to the place where there is error. Where there is doubt, may we bring faith”.

Throughout the evening and tomorrow Liz Truss will make final appointments to her ministerial team.  The details of the new cabinet will be made public later tonight.

The government is expected to announce on Thursday its plan for dealing with rising energy prices.  This may involve a cap in energy prices, which would be funded through an increase in government borrowing.

In this context, the attitude of financial markets is likely be a cause for concern for the new government. Perhaps more than any administration in the past quarter of a century.