Andrew Neil ridicules Liz Truss’ tenure as PM amid Tory calls for resignation | Politics | News

Andrew Neill issued a damning assessment of Liz Truss’s premiership in his opening monologue on his Channel 4 politics programme. Neil opened his show tonight by bringing out a paper shredder and claiming the Prime Minister’s credibility, along with her entire mini-budget, was “for shredding”. This comes as Liz Truss continues to cling to power in No10, despite reports of a growing Tory backbencher plot to bring her down.

At the start of the Channel 4 show, the veteran broadcaster joked: “I never go anywhere these days without my trusty shredder. There’s just so much to shred.

“Let me just end here. So no corporate tax increases? Yep, it’s destined to shred. Here we go.

“No spending cuts? Yep. It’s actually broken. What’s this? It’s the whole mini-budget. I might as well just shred it.

“Oh yeah, the Prime Minister’s credibility? Yep, I reckon that’s for shredding.”

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After the opening stunt, Mr Neil continued his criticism of the Government by describing how Ms Truss’s plans have unraveled in recent weeks.

He said: “The chancellor has gone. The elimination of top income tax has gone. The 1pc cut in the basic rate of income tax is going.

“The promise to freeze corporate tax at the current rate is gone. Absolutely no spending cuts, that’s gone. To rule out further tax increases is gone.

“It follows from all of this that most of the government’s so-called growth plan is also largely gone.

“Precisely the only thing that hasn’t gone is Liz Truss. Nobody was more connected to all these parts of the growth plan than the Prime Minister, not even her former chancellor.

“Why she hasn’t gone too is one of the many mysteries of current politics.”

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