Protesters attempt to interrupt Liz Truss' first speech as Prime Minister by playing Mad World and using air horn

Members of the public protested outside of Downing Street as Truss put forward her vision for the UK.

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Protesters attempted to drown out Liz Truss' first speech as the UK's new Prime Minister this evening by playing loud music as she addressed the nation.

Members of the public stood outside of Downing Street as Truss put forward her vision for the UK which included preparing a multibillion-pound package to help Britons cope with soaring energy costs and the cost-of-living crisis.

The song Mad World by Tears for Fears could be heard as well as an air horn which attempted to drown out the newly appointed Prime Minister.

New British Prime Minister Liz Truss arrives at Number 10 Downing Street, in London, Britain September 6, 2022. REUTERS/Phil Noble
New British Prime Minister Liz Truss arrives at Number 10 Downing Street, in London, Britain September 6, 2022. REUTERS/Phil Noble
New Prime Minister Liz Truss said the UK would “ride out the storm” as she prepared a multibillion-pound package to help Britons cope with soaring energy costs.
New Prime Minister Liz Truss said the UK would “ride out the storm” as she prepared a multibillion-pound package to help Britons cope with soaring energy costs.

New Prime Minister Liz Truss said the UK would “ride out the storm” as she prepared a multibillion-pound package to help Britons cope with soaring energy costs.

In her first speech in the role, she acknowledged the economic headwinds facing the country but promised action this week to help with energy bills.

Speaking in Downing Street, she said: “I’m confident that together we can ride out the storm, we can rebuild our economy and we can become the modern brilliant Britain that I know we can be.

“This is our vital mission to ensure opportunity and prosperity for all people and future generations. I’m determined to deliver.”

Ms Truss became Prime Minister in Balmoral after an audience with the Queen, who had earlier received Boris Johnson’s resignation.

While Mr Johnson had delivered his farewell speech in sunshine, Ms Truss had to dodge torrential showers in Westminster for her address from a podium outside the black door of No 10.

She vowed to create an “aspiration nation”, promising to tackle the issues that have been holding Britain back for years by building “roads, homes and broadband faster”.

In an acknowledgement of the immediate problem facing households across the country, she said: “I will take action this week to deal with energy bills and to secure our future energy supply.”