‘Brutal’: Media mocks local radio interviews by Liz Truss | Les Truss

Liz Truss spent the morning Talk to local BBC radio stations To insist that her government’s economic policy is on the right track despite Kwasi Kwarting’s urging for the mini-budget emergency intervention From the Bank of England to prevent pension fund rushes, the devaluation of the pound and the rising cost of government debt.

The prime minister has said she is “prepared to make tough decisions” and will not change her policy, despite being repeatedly pressured by broadcasters, which has led to criticism from many media commentators across the political spectrum, with one describing the interviews as an “absolute disaster” and another saying they were “The most brutal round of local radio interviews the prime minister has faced”.

Here is a news report:

from the observer Toby Helm:

Hearing Liz Truss speaking on local radio saying the mini budget is going according to plan in the face of terrifying evidence is unsustainable. Blind to reality, which was the problem in the first place

— Toby Helm (@tobyhelm) September 29, 2022

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Hear Liz Truss speaking on local radio saying that the mini-budget is going according to plan in the face of terrifying evidence that is unsustainable. Blind to reality which was the problem in the first place

Toby Helm (@tobyhelm) September 29, 2022

From Mail on Sunday’s Dan Hodges:

Liz Truss currently sounds like a pre-recorded message telling you she's sorry the Government is out, but please call back later.

— (((Dan Hodges))) (@DPJHodges) September 29, 2022

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Liz Truss currently looks like a pre-recorded message telling you she’s sorry for the government’s exit, but please call back later.

– (((Dan Hodges)) (DPJHodges) September 29, 2022

This is a terrible media round from Liz Truss. Robotic. Totally lacking in empathy. But it's also revealing the fundamental problem. The policy itself is utterly, completely and totally indefensible.

— (((Dan Hodges))) (@DPJHodges) September 29, 2022

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This is an awesome informative tour from Liz Truss. robotic. Completely lacking in empathy. But it also reveals the underlying problem. Politics itself is absolutely and completely untenable.

– (((Dan Hodges)) (DPJHodges) September 29, 2022

If you're just waking up, Liz Truss is a doing her regional broadcast round, and that sound you can hear is the Red Wall collapsing…

— (((Dan Hodges))) (@DPJHodges) September 29, 2022

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If you’ve just woken up, Liz Truss is on a regional broadcast, and that sound you can hear is the collapse of the red wall…

– (((Dan Hodges)) (DPJHodges) September 29, 2022

That was an utter disaster for Liz Truss. But there was no way it couldn't have been a disaster. There is nothing left to debate now. She either reverses course, or she gets wiped out politically. Those are the choices she faces.

— (((Dan Hodges))) (@DPJHodges) September 29, 2022

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That was an absolute disaster for Liz Truss. But there was no way it couldn’t have been a disaster. There is nothing left to discuss now. Either it reverses course, or it is politically eliminated. These are the options you face.

– (((Dan Hodges)) (DPJHodges) September 29, 2022

From the Guardian newspaper Peppa Krear:

Tough time on @BBCBristol – Truss asked about making bad situation worse & BoE stepping in to “clear up the mess”.

PM blames Putin & says it’s “right that govt takes action” but @jhansonradio points out market jitters were result of mini budget.

She even laughs at one point.

— Pippa Crerar (@PippaCrerar) September 29, 2022

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It’s a hard time Tweet embed – He asked Truss about making the bad situation worse and the Bank of England stepping in to “clear the mess”.

Prime Minister blames Putin and says it is “right for the government to take measures” but Tweet embed He points out that market tensions were the result of the micro-budget.

She even laughs at one point.

– PippaCrerar September 29, 2022

From the House of Politics Alan White:

Truss really needs to spell out the long-term benefits of her plans in detail and show how people will be protected from e.g. home repossessions. She did neither this morning and the markets reacted accordingly

— Alan White (@aljwhite) September 29, 2022

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Truss really needs to detail the long-term benefits of her plans and show how people will be protected from home repossession for example. You didn’t this morning and the markets reacted accordingly

– Alan White (@aljwhite) September 29, 2022

from the telegraph Jack Maidment:

Liz Truss insisted economic chaos is not confined to the UK and there are “stormy times” across the world.

She refused to accept the mini-Budget had played any sort of role in the instability we have seen domestically since last Friday.

Safe to say a lot of people disagree.

— Jack Maidment (@jrmaidment) September 29, 2022

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Liz Truss insisted that economic chaos is not confined to the UK and there are “storm times” all over the world.

It has refused to accept the mini-budget and has played no part in the instability we have seen domestically since last Friday.

It’s safe to say that a lot of people disagree.

– Jack Maidment (@jrmaidment) September 29, 2022

Not sure why No 10 thought a regional radio round was a good idea.

It was eight five-minute interviews in a row of Liz Truss being asked the same bruising questions over and over again.

One of the more brutal morning rounds I can remember.

— Jack Maidment (@jrmaidment) September 29, 2022

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Not sure why No 10 thinks a regional radio tour is a good idea.

It’s been eight five-minute interviews in a row with Liz Truss who has been asked the same bruising questions over and over again.

One of the most brutal morning rides I can remember.

– Jack Maidment (@jrmaidment) September 29, 2022

from ITV’s Paul Brand:

I had the great job of doing these regional interviews with PMs ahead of conferences for years and I can’t remember a more brutal round for a Prime Minister. But Liz Truss is utterly doubling down.

— Paul Brand (@PaulBrandITV) September 29, 2022

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You’ve done a great job conducting these regional interviews with prime ministers before conferences for years and can’t remember a more brutal tour of the prime minister. But Liz Truss totally doubles down.

– Paul Brand (@PaulBrandITV) September 29, 2022

From the Observer Sonia Soudha

My god this is gaslighting on a humongous scale.

— Sonia Sodha (@soniasodha) September 29, 2022

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Oh my God this lights up the gas on a massive scale.

– soniasodha September 29, 2022

Her strategy just seems to be to pretend she’s living in an alternate reality. And to blame it all on the international situation.

— Sonia Sodha (@soniasodha) September 29, 2022

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Her strategy seems to be to pretend she is living in an alternate reality. And blame it all on the international situation.

– soniasodha September 29, 2022

from The Times Stephen Swinford:

Liz Truss broadcast round:

* £45bn tax-cutting budget was 'right thing to do'

* Hits back at unfairness criticism. 'It's not fair to have a recession'

* Pitch based on counterfactual – bills would be higher, growth would be worse

* Says you can't rule out fracking in Lancs

— Steven Swinford (@Steven_Swinford) September 29, 2022

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Liz Truss Broadcast Tour:

* The £45bn tax cut budget was the ‘right thing to do’

* Respond to criticism of injustice. ‘It’s not fair to have a recession’

* Offer based on counterfactuals – bills will be higher, growth will be worse

* Says you can’t rule out hydraulic fracturing in Lanx

– Stephen Swinford (@Steven_Swinford) September 29, 2022

who am I Paul Wu:

This silence spoke volumes.
Truss: “Too often, tax policy has just been seen as being about redistribution. It's not. It's also about how we grow the size of the pie so that everyone can benefit “@johnacres48: “By borrowing more and putting our mortgages up.”
Truss:..long pause

— Paul Waugh (@paulwaugh) September 29, 2022

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This silence had a huge impact.
Truss: “Too often, tax policy is seen as about redistribution. It’s not. It’s also about how to get the pie up so that everyone can benefit.”hahahahahahahaha: “By borrowing and raising our mortgages.”
Truss:..a long pause

– Paul Waugh (@paulwaugh) September 29, 2022

From the Guardian newspaper John Chris:

There's a job waiting for Liz Truss in an automated call centre

— John Crace (@JohnJCrace) September 29, 2022

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There’s a job waiting for Liz Truss in an automated call center

– John Chris (@JohnJCrace) September 29, 2022

From City AM’s Jack Mendel:

It's actually astonishing that Liz Truss is trying to claim this is a 'global problem', when her party spent five years of coalition blaming an actual global financial crash on the Labour Party [when Gordon Brown actually *saved* banks by bringing them into public ownership]

— Jack Mendel 🗞️ (@Mendelpol) September 29, 2022

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It is truly amazing that Liz Truss is trying to claim that this is a ‘global problem’, when her party spent five years of coalition blaming Labor for the actual global financial meltdown. [when Gordon Brown actually *saved* banks by bringing them into public ownership]

– Jack Mendel 🗞️ (Mendelpol) September 29, 2022

From Byline Times’ Adam Penkoff:

That has to be the most brutal round of local radio interviews I've ever heard a Prime Minister face.

Not a single note of contrition from Liz Truss, or even the slightest indication she plans to change course in any way.

— Adam Bienkov (@AdamBienkov) September 29, 2022

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This has to be the wildest round of local radio interviews I’ve ever heard from a prime minister facing.

There is not a single regret from Liz Truss, or even the slightest indication that she plans to change course in any way.

Adam Bienkov September 29, 2022

From a new country Adrian Bradley:

genuinely believe Liz Truss would have been smarter to have done the Today programme this morning. It's much easier to waffle one 15 minute interview than 10 individually specialist ones with presenters that know their area way better than you do.

— Adrian Bradley (@adebradley) September 29, 2022

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I really think Liz Truss would have been smarter if she had done Today this morning. It’s much easier to do one 15-minute interview rather than 10 individually tailored interviews with providers who know their area better than you.

– Adrian Bradley (@adebradley) September 29, 2022

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