BBC QT audience member fiercely backs Truss's economy shake up 'It’s a punt, it’s a risk'

The audience member spoke up after the BBC Question Time studio began debating how long Prime Minister Liz Truss may last in office after the botched delivery of the Government’s “mini-budget” last week. He backed Ms Truss was the basis that the Prime Minister was putting forward “fresh, different ideas” which could give the country a “chance” at a strong economic turnaround. 

The BBC Question Time audience member said: “I think we live in a society which is all about throwing things away because we don’t like it.

“We’ve kind of got rid of this whole, let’s fix it, let’s work together and sort it out.

“We might not agree or people might not agree with what Liz Truss is saying or doing and, of course, there’s a time to fix those things.

“But I don’t think we should just be let’s throw it away and start again because we’ll never stop. We’ll just keep disagreeing all the time and thinking we’ll get a fresh one, get a fresh one.

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“But time has come for us to actually fix that for once and for all properly.”

BBC QT presenter Fiona Bruce asked: “So when the Prime Minister talks about, about being a disrupter or disrupting octagon before does that appeal to you?”

He said: “Oh, yeah, because actually, she’s an individual leader in a government, leading a party that has it sort of ways of working that needs to adapt and needs to evolve, and she’s heading out with some fresh, different ideas.

“It’s a punt, it’s a risk, it’s a chance but if we don’t do anything, then we’ll get the same result.”


That risks not only the dilution of her “radical” agenda but also raising the prospect of an early election.

Entering the Conservative conference hall on Wednesday to a standing ovation and the sound of M People’s “Moving On UP”, Ms Truss told the party she wanted to build a “new Britain for the new era”.

“For too long, the political debate has been dominated by how we distribute a limited economic pie. Instead, we need to grow the pie so that everyone gets a bigger slice,” she said.

“That is why I am determined to take a new approach and break us out of this high-tax, low-growth cycle.”

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