Liz Truss: I ‘100% supports' PM to continue in the job

by 24britishtvJan. 14, 2022, 4:50 p.m. 19
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Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said she was “very, very concerned” to hear fresh reports that a party took place in Downing Street the night before the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral. Speaking to reporters at Chevening, her official residence in Kent, Ms Truss said: “When I heard about this I was, of course, very, very concerned. And I understand that people across the country are angry about what has happened. “Earlier this week the Prime Minister did apologise for mistakes that have been made. We have the inquiry taking place by Sue Gray and we are very clear that there were real mistakes made.” Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said people should “move on” after Boris Johnson apologised for attending a “bring your own booze” party in the Downing Street garden in May 2020. Asked about questions over the PM’s “moral authority”, she told reporters: “The Prime Minister apologised on Wednesday. He was very clear that mistakes have been made. “I do think we need to look at the overall position we’re in as a country: the fact that he has delivered Brexit, that we are recovering from Covid – we’ve got one of the fastest-growing economies now in the G7 and we’re delivering the booster programme. “He has apologised, I think we now need to move on and talk about how we are going to sort out issues. I’ve spent the last 24 hours with the EU, talking about sorting out the situation for the people of Northern Ireland. And we now need to get on with that and, of course, wait for the results of the Sue Gray inquiry.” She added: “I completely understand people’s anger and dismay about what has happened. The Prime Minister apologised to the House on Wednesday, I 100% support him to continue getting on with the job.” Subscribe to the Evening Standard on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7RQon_YwCnp_LbPtEwW65w?sub_confirmation=1

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