Gina Miller unleashes brutal Brexit-inspired fury against Liz Truss for “financial vandalism” | Politics | New


Arch-Remainer Gina Miller has accused Liz Truss and Kwasi Kwarteng of ‘financial vandalism’ – and called on ‘Tory MPs with a conscience’ to force them out. However, some critics hit back by scorning the businesswoman for her high-profile attempt to stop Britain from thwarting Brexit.

The Prime Minister and his Chancellor are under huge pressure after a turbulent week following Mr Kwarteng’s mini budget, in which he unveiled a £45billion package of unfunded tax cuts that have spooked the public financial markets.

As a result, the pound fell to its lowest value on record against the dollar, before recovering late yesterday, and while Ms Truss and Mr Kwarteng have since insisted they will stick to their guns, businesswoman Ms Miller took to social media to offer a scathing analysis.

Referring to her fledgling political party, she tweeted: ‘As leader of @VoteTrueAndFair, I call on all Tory MPs with a conscience to demand the Prime Minister and Chancellor leave after a week of financial vandalism that will shatter millions of lives, in a country already shattered by years of austerity, made worse by Covid and Brexit.

Doug Chalk added: “You tried to cause trouble a few years ago, that’s enough, thank you.”

A third Twitter user commented, “I think your three members are right behind you. Well done Miller.

Ms Millar has in the past drawn the ire of Brexiteers after she launched two separate legal challenges against the government related to Brexit.

Six years ago, in line with a case it brought, the High Court ruled that the government must legislate to invoke Article 50, which is the mechanism by which a member state leaves the bloc.

Three years later she tried to stop Boris Johnson from prorogueing Parliament – and although his bid was this time rejected by the High Court, days later the Scottish Court of Session ruled that the decision of the Prime Minister was illegal, with the Supreme Court later upholding the decision. .

With a poll suggesting Labor currently has a 33-point lead over the Tories, it has been questioned whether Ms Truss can now survive No10 until the end of the year in the face of the growing crisis.

Speaking yesterday, she said: “This winter is going to be tough and I am determined to do everything I can to help families and help the economy at this time.

“What’s important to me is that we get the UK economy back on track, that we keep taxes low, that we encourage investment in our country and that we get through these tough times.”

In a comment for The Daily Telegraph today, Mr Kwarteng wrote: ‘The British taxpayer expects their government to work as efficiently and effectively as possible, and we will deliver on that expectation.

“Not all of the measures we announced last week will be universally popular.

“But we had to do something different. We had no other choice.”


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