Race to Downing Street: big favorite, Liz Truss promises to act “immediately” in the face of the crisis

Race at Downing Street: big favourite, Liz Truss promises to act «imé quickly» in the face of the crisis

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The big favorite to succeed Boris Johnson in Downing Street, Liz Truss, promised Sunday to act “immediately” in the face of the crisis of the cost of living in the United Kingdom, however refusing to detail her project on the eve of the announcement of the results. 

“I will act if I am elected Prime Minister. I will act immediately on the bills and the energy supply, because I think it goes hand in hand,” said Liz Truss on the BBC.

The 47-year-old head of diplomacy is expected to become the new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on Monday, succeeding Boris Johnson, who was forced to resign in early July after months of scandals. 

But if elected, Liz Truss will set down her bags in Downing Street in an explosive economic and social context, with inflation that exceeds 10% and an exorbitant rise in energy bills which threatens families such as schools, hospitals and businesses.

If she promised action on Sunday “from the first week” to relieve British households, she refused to explain the concrete nature of the measures she intended to take.

“It will take a week to put develop specific plans and ensure that we are able to announce them. This is why I cannot go into details at this stage”, she justified herself.

She also underlined that she would present a reform project “within a month”. to deal with the crisis.

After three months of a very right-wing campaign, the 200,000 or so members of the Conservative Party voted this summer to appoint Boris Johnson's successor. < /p>

Economic policy naturally found itself at the center of the very right-wing debates: Liz Truss seduced by promising massive tax cuts while her rival Rishi Sunak, a wealthy former banker, lost points by advocating an economic realism far from “fairy tales”.

The announcement of the new Prime Minister is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. on Monday.