Liz dress It has been accused of “trashing the last ten years of work”. Conservative Party. Meanwhile, despite wielding a three-line whip, he is struggling to keep his MPs in line. Speaking to a group of 1922 backbench MPs, Robert Halfon told Mrs Truss that the work of the last 10 years to establish the Conservative Party as a party that looked after the interests of working people had been “trashed away”.
He said its focus is now on tax cuts for the rich and bankers’ bonuses.
According to the Guardian, another MP described Mrs Truss’ appearance at the 1922 panel as “funeral”.
Trouble came to a head for Liz Truss today as the party implemented a three-line whip in today’s vote.
A three-line whip is a strict instruction to attend and vote in line with the party’s position, breaching which usually carries severe consequences for an MP.
But despite this, only 233 of the 356 Tory MPs turned up to vote.
Some MPs said Ms Truss faced more hostile questions from the committee than those taken by ousted Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
The Conservative Party has been rife with divisions since Mrs Truss’s modest budget introduced tax cuts.
These include reducing the basic rate of income tax from 20 to 19 percent and abolishing the top tax rate of 45 percent.
The planned increase in corporation tax from 19 per cent to 25 per cent will also be reduced.
Meanwhile, stamp duty will be reduced for home buyers.
Following the announcement, the pound fell to an all-time low against the dollar. The following Monday, borrowing costs hit their highest level since August 2008.
The UK was forced to intervene over “financial risk” to the economy, announcing it would start buying bonds in order to shore up what it described as “dysfunctional markets”.
It comes amid growing fears running into pension funds, similar to those seen by Northern Rock clients at the start of the financial crisis.
Ms Truss’s approval ratings plummeted after a split at the Conservative Party conference in early October.
A poll by Opinium earlier this week gave him a personal approval rating of -47 – worse than Boris Johnson recorded for Partygate and Theresa May in the weeks before his resignation.
In a poll of 2,023 people conducted between October 5 and 7 by Opinion, 64 per cent said they “did not disapprove” of the job Ms Truss is doing, up nine points from last week.
Meanwhile, a YouGov poll published last week showed the prime minister is now less popular than Jeremy Corbyn was at his lowest point.
A drop of 28 points in a fortnight has reduced his net advantage to -59.
At its lowest point, Jeremy Corbyn’s net favorability was -55 in June 2019.
Meanwhile, Boris Johnson’s lowest favorability score in July 2022 was -53.
Mrs Truss admitted last month that she was prepared to be unpopular with her policies if Britain grew again.
A poll conducted by YouGov between 1 and 2 October 2022 found that just 14 per cent of the public said they had a favorable impression of Mrs Truss.
Almost three-quarters (73 per cent) of 1,751 UK adults polled by YouGov now view Ms Truss unfavorably, with more than half (55 per cent) viewing her very unfavourably.
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