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Labour takes parting shot at Boris’s legacy of ‘sleaze and inflation’ as Keir Starmer prepares to open hostilities with new PM Liz Truss
Labour took a parting shot at Boris Johnson’s legacy of ‘sleaze and inflation’ at this time as Keir Starmer prepares to open hostilities with Liz Truss.
Deputy chief Angela Rayner swiped at the outgoing PM’s valedictory speech, saying he had overseen a fall in dwelling requirements.
And she mentioned Liz Truss was implicated as a result of she had served in Mr Johnson’s authorities.
The barbs got here as Ms Truss and Sir Keir gear as much as conflict at her first PMQs tomorrow.
Labour took a parting shot at Boris Johnson’s (proper) legacy of ‘sleaze and inflation’ at this time as Keir Starmer (left) prepares to open hostilities with Liz Truss
Ms Truss (pictured at Balmoral at this time) and Sir Keir are gearing as much as conflict at her first PMQs tomorrow
Ms Truss formally grew to become Britain’s 56th Prime Minister this afternoon when the Queen requested her to kind a authorities.
The newly-installed premier emerged from the monarch’s Balmoral residence in Scotland after finishing the handover of energy – a course of often known as ‘kissing arms’.
In an announcement, Buckingham Palace mentioned: ‘The Queen acquired in viewers The Right Honourable Elizabeth Truss MP at this time and requested her to kind a brand new administration. Ms Truss accepted Her Majesty’s provide and kissed arms upon her appointment as Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury.’
Speaking on College Green this morning, Ms Rayner mentioned: ‘If you heard Boris Johnson’s speech this morning, you’d assume all the pieces was rosy and nice.
‘Actually, the legacy is scandal, sleaze, the very best inflation for many years, cost-of-living disaster, folks’s normal of dwelling happening, we have seen the very best tax burden on the UK and we have seen GP ready lists going up, we have seen the NHS engulfed in a disaster, we have seen our public companies actually demoralised.
‘He talked about levelling up, however northern rail has been levelled down, we have seen levelling down throughout the United Kingdom and partying when folks fairly frankly could not see their relations, and there was no acknowledgement of the scandalous behaviour from Boris Johnson – and of course Liz Truss was half of that Cabinet.
‘I assumed it was astonishing that he thought it was a superb chortle and mentioned: ‘bye, I’ve been a rocket and it has been nice’, when truly, it has been a moist squib and everybody’s poorer in consequence of it.’
Ms Rayner added that the brand new prime minister ought to sort out the cost-of-living disaster by adopting Labour’s plan for a windfall tax on fuel and oil firms alongside longer-term options like investing in renewable power and retrofitting properties.
Mr Johnson swept out of Downing Street for the ultimate time early this morning with a sometimes boisterous and classically allusive deal with to the nation.
Watched by MPs, aides and allies as he spoke on the steps of No10, the outgoing PM put a courageous face on his departure saying ‘that is it, people’.
Incoming premier Liz Truss was pictured assembly the smiling monarch at Balmoral as energy is transferred – a course of often known as ‘kissing arms’.
After strolling out of the well-known black door with spouse Carrie, he identified he ‘acquired Brexit performed’ and oversaw the ‘quickest vaccine rollout’ throughout close to three-year stint.
He delivered a stark message that Britain should proceed supporting Ukraine towards Vladimir Putin’s aggression, regardless of the financial ache brought on by his ‘blackmail’ on fuel costs.
And in a barb at MPs for dramatically ousting him, Mr Johnson mentioned: ‘The baton will likely be handed over in what has unexpectedly turned out to be a relay race. They modified the principles midway by way of, however by no means thoughts that now.’
Mr Johnson additionally sparked laughter by evaluating himself to a ‘booster rocket’ that was being jettisoned, suggesting he would hold out of the best way in a distant half of the Pacific Ocean.
‘I will likely be providing this authorities nothing however probably the most fervent assist,’ he mentioned. ‘We will get by way of it, we’ll come out stronger the opposite facet… it’s time for us all to get behind Liz Truss.’