UK FM calls Truss resignation 'disastrously bad idea'
UK FM Cleverly says the switch-up would drag the economy even further down, urging to stay focused on it instead.
Foreign Minister James Cleverly expressed that switching up the UK's current leader would be a "disastrously bad idea," supporting PM Liz Truss's economic agenda on Thursday which has caused chaos within the governing Conservative or Tories Party.
"I think that changing the leadership would be a disastrously bad idea, not just politically but also economically, and we are absolutely going to stay focused on growing the economy," Cleverly said.
However, with Truss' bill rack up of £1.8m ($1,994,758.20) on overseas travel despite calling for control with public money and telling government departments to find “efficiency savings”, it's not clear as to how her staying in parliament would revive the UK economy.
Truss has faced major criticism just a month into her term as PM, from failed promises to failing policies. Her term has witnessed the British pound plummeting to its lowest rate against the US dollar since 1971, a great recession almost taking over the UK, and her own party, known as the Tories, decrying her actions as an unfit PM.
A previous poll conducted by the same polling agency revealed on September 30 that half of the British population thinks that Truss should resign. The 4,918 participants surveyed in the poll conducted revealed that only 3% think the mini-budget had the right ideas and only a quarter of them think she should remain in office, while more than half also thought Kwarteng should resign.
Most recently, Truss' list of controversial decisions includes the possibility of revoking 570 laws that protect the environment in the UK, refusing to levy a windfall tax on oil corporations while her country faces the brunt of global warming, and publicly expressing her pro-Israeli stance, for which she proclaimed herself to be a proud "Zionist".
#LizTruss recently made an unsurprising remark. pic.twitter.com/6HqfQZvFep— Al Mayadeen English (@MayadeenEnglish) October 4, 2022