Liz Truss has launched a 'class war' against the British people and it's a war she is likely to lose
The Prime Minister has embarked on one of the biggest redistributions of wealth ever seen in this country.
People on the left are often accused of attempting to wage a ‘class war’ when they call for even the mildest of redistribution from the wealthiest people in the country, to the poorest.
However, there are few greater examples of genuine ‘class war’ than what we have seen from our new Prime Minister, Liz Truss.
In the space of a few short weeks Truss has embarked on one of the biggest redistributions of wealth from the poor to the wealthy that we have ever seen.
This morning she told the BBC that she will push ahead with her decision to announce massive, unfunded tax cuts for high earners, while at the same time signalling that she plans to slash benefits and public services for the rest of us.
In a remarkable interview, which was peppered with her now characteristic long pauses, she failed to take responsibility for the fact that, in the days that have followed his announcement, millions of working and middle class people will have been lined up to pay thousands of pounds extra a year for their mortgages, with costs ultimately also being passed onto renters too.
She also failed to defend her Chancellor meeting with hedge funders, many of whom will have made millions of pounds from shorting the pound since the budget, on the eve of his announcement.
It is hard to think of a more pernicious and damaging series of events than those I have just outlined.
Putting the whole UK economy at risk, in order to benefit a tiny group of supremely wealthy people at the top of the society, while impoverishing the rest of us, is as clear an example of class war as it is possible to imagine.
And yet the Prime Minister is pushing ahead with it despite the fact that both the UK economy and her own poll ratings are tanking as a result.
So as Conservative delegates gather in Birmingham, we must now ask exactly why Truss seems so determined to fight this battle, and whether ultimately it is one she is likely to lose?
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