Chopper's Politics: Trussonomics - what went wrong?

Prime Minister Liz Truss and Chancellor of the Exchequer Kwasi Kwarteng visit Berkeley Modular, in Northfleet, Kent, Britain, September 23, 2022. - DYLAN MARTINEZ/REUTERS
Prime Minister Liz Truss and Chancellor of the Exchequer Kwasi Kwarteng visit Berkeley Modular, in Northfleet, Kent, Britain, September 23, 2022. - DYLAN MARTINEZ/REUTERS

"I'm wary of blaming anybody, because it was pretty clear that this was going to be the strategy of the new team."

Julian Jessop, Economic Fellow at the Institute for Economic Affairs, joins Christopher Hope to talk about what has gone wrong for Trussonomics.

"But clearly, there's some elements of the programme that need to be fleshed out better. So particularly the medium term fiscal plan, because one of the missing parts at the moment is a clear plan to get debt down as a as a share of national income, which is the most important element to the sustainability of the public finances over a longer term. So markets and the rest of us need clearer signals about how that is that is going to be done. But that's about fleshing out the plan, it's not about doing a U-turn on what you've already said."

Also on the podcast, Restore Trusts' Zewditu Gebreyohanes takes Chopper through her concerns about the National Trust and why it's not just a case of a 'war on woke'.

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