Liz Truss has got to show her words about Channel 4 and the BBC during her campaign weren’t just sweet nothings, says Dan Wootton
The race is on for Liz Truss to prove her radical tax cut plan can bolster growth and save us from economic catastrophe
The race is on for Liz Truss to prove her radical tax cut plan can bolster growth and save us from economic catastrophe.
Politics has been paused these past 12 days, as the country came together to mourn Queen Elizabeth the Great...
But now the new Prime Minister must fast forward her series of major announcements – to hell with the orthodoxy, to hell with the haters and wreckers, and to hell with the MSM which have relentlessly pushed a left-wing financial agenda for years.
Well today I got mixed signals about whether Truss is serious about the bold and visionary agenda she set out to Tory party members across the summer.
The first was positive, and out of her own mouth in New York.
When Sly News political editor spewed out her usual leftie diatribe, Truss, Iron Lady-style, stared her down, answered the question directly and stuck to her agenda…
So on tax cuts I feel hopeful the Treasury blob are not going to win this time.
This week, the Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng is believed to be planning to reverse the 1.25 per cent increase in National Insurance contributions and scrap Rishi Sunak’s horrific hike in Corporation Tax from 19 per cent to 25 per cent.
Potentially, there are even whispers the one per cent income tax cut, which Boris Johnson planned to introduce in April 2024, could be fast-tracked.
On other important policies, the jury is sadly out.
The new Culture Secretary Michelle Donelan this morning refused to commit to selling the hard left public broadcaster Channel 4 – despite a commitment from Truss to stick to the long-term Tory manifesto pledge…
I’m sorry, that is pathetic.
There is absolutely no business case for the British public to continue to own the biggest leftie broadcaster in the country, which has an avowed anti-Union, anti-Brexit and anti-business agenda.
The only way for Channel 4 to ever compete against the streaming giants is to set in free in the private sector.
But this isn’t just about a business case; it’s about ideology.
Truss talked the talk during the campaign against Channel 4 and the British Bashing Corporation formally known as the BBC.
Now, she’s got to show those words weren’t just sweet nothings to appeal to the Conservative party base.