Quick recap on key moments at PMQs?
This week’s Prime Minister’s Questions was, as expected, a fiery face-off between the embattled PM and Keir Starmer. Many interesting points have emerged from this week’s PMQs, including ANOTHER U-turn.
There was heckles for her to “resign” and many MPs asked why she hadn’t quit. Starmer and Ian Blackford made digs about chancellor Jeremy Hunt being the real prime minister.
- PM said she was “completely committed” to raising pension in line with inflation (the triple lock policy). It feels like a U-turn on a U-turn after her new chancellor on Monday said the government could not commit to it
- Truss did not make the same promise to raise benefits in line with inflation when asked by a Tory MP
- “I’m a fighter, not a quitter” – PM said after Starmer read out a list of all the PM’s abandoned economic policies
- Starmer said Truss had “crashed” the economy and pointed out her previous promise of “no spending reductions” – the chancellor now says there will be cuts. In response, Truss said spending would rise, but the government needed to get value for taxpayers’ money
- PM apologised for her mistakes and the many U-turns