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Liz Truss U-turns on public sector pay plan

The remainder of Ms Truss’ policy proposals on the ‘war on waste’, such as reducing the number of diversity jobs, will stand.

This element was particularly welcomed by Jacob Rees-Mogg, who said the diversity of roles in public service is a “job creation program created by the awakened, for the awakened.”

Ms Truss also revealed she will keep the triple lockdown on the state pension in a spending commitment that will cost taxpayers £21billion over three years.

Former Chancellor Mr Sunak suspended the pledge in a move that gave retirees a 3.1 percent pay rise as inflation soared to over 9 percent.

Still, both candidates should turn their attention to a new poll that has found a large majority of Conservative voters want the next prime minister to pause and review the Net Zero push.

‘attention seekers’

Mr Sunak has accused Ms Truss of having no plan to defeat Nicola Sturgeon at the ballot box after she vowed to ignore the First Secretary’s calls for a second independence referendum and labeled them “attention seekers”.

The former chancellor scorned the foreign minister’s controversial remarks, saying it would “not be good enough to simply ignore the SNP when we need a plan to beat them” in the next general election.

His spokesman said that keeping the union together meant “confronting the nationalists and beating them at the ballot box,” arguing that only Mr Sunak had a plan to make it happen.

The dispute erupted when John Swinney, Deputy First Minister, argued that Ms Truss’ comments showed she “despised” Scotland and was committed to independence. View the comments on the First Minister here.

love for lionesses

One thing both candidates seem to agree on is the need to properly celebrate the Lionesses’ achievements following their Euro 2022 victory.

Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak have both pledged to host a reception for the winning players at No. 10 when they are elected the next prime minister.

Unlike other successful sports teams, the victorious England side will not be honored with a visit to Downing Street this week.

Boris Johnson attended the funeral of Lord Trimble, the architect of the Northern Ireland peace process, on Monday and is expected to go on holiday from Wednesday to Sunday.

David Mueller reported on the 1966 World Cup final – and says the lionesses’ triumph is more significant.

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