PMQs: RECAP as Liz Truss tells MPs "I am a fighter not a quitter"

Liz Truss will square off against the Labour leader and other Opposition leaders in Prime Minister’s Questions for the first time since her new Chancellor Jeremy Hunt ripped up her plan for tax cuts

The Prime Minister faces disquiet from Tory MPs over plans for public spending cuts across all departments, after Mr Hunt warned of decisions of “eye-watering difficulty” to plug the Government’s multibillion-pound financial black hole.

Sir Keir Starmer, Ian Blackford and others will grill the PM on her latest plans following the economic fallout around her mini budget.

Screen grab of Prime Minister Liz Truss listening to Shadow Chancellor Rachel Reeves' response the Chancellor's statement in the House of Commons, London. Picture date: Monday October 17, 2022.Screen grab of Prime Minister Liz Truss listening to Shadow Chancellor Rachel Reeves' response the Chancellor's statement in the House of Commons, London. Picture date: Monday October 17, 2022.
Screen grab of Prime Minister Liz Truss listening to Shadow Chancellor Rachel Reeves' response the Chancellor's statement in the House of Commons, London. Picture date: Monday October 17, 2022.
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The Prime Minister could be quizzed on the cost of living crisis, her tax cut U-turn and pensions, following an admission from Downing Street that Ms Truss could ditch the key manifesto commitment to increase state pensions in line with inflation sparked a swift backlash.

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PMQS: Live updates as Liz Truss faces MPs for the first time since tax cuts U-turn

Justin Madders says when the economic chaos started Liz Truss should have came to the house to apologise

He asks why she has kept her job when the Chancellor has lost his.

Liz Truss says she has been very clear and apologises for the mistake. She says she will get on with the job and deliver for the British people.

Sir Keir Starmer opens with a jibe at the PM saying a book is coming out about her time in office.

He says it is “Out by Christmas” and asks if that is the release date or the title

Sir Keir Starmer says last week the PM promised no spending cuts - and says that this has changed.

He asks “whats the point in a PM who’s promises don’t last a week?”

Liz Truss says that public spending will go up

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Sir Keir Starmer leads his party in a list of policy and staff that have “gone” since Liz Truss has been in office - with Labour MPs joining in chanting “gone” asking they’re all gone, so why is she still here?

Liz Truss says she is a fighter not a quiter.

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer says working people need to pay £500 more on their mortgages and says that an apology will not cut it.

Liz Truss says that Labour need to reflect on realty saying: He backs the strikers, we back the strivers.”

Liz Truss says that her party are committed to the triple lock and that they will honour it.

Ian Blackford says it’s “not just pensioners feeling pain,” listing increases in inflation, mortgage rates and energy bills.

“Why does she expect anyone else to pay the price for her failure?”

Liz Truss says that she is committed to the triple lock adding that Blackford “cannot take yes for an answer”. She has been clear she is protecting pensioners, she says.

Liz Truss declared she was someone who was “prepared to front up” as she claimed at Prime Minister’s Questions she had been “very clear” about the “mistakes” made around the mini-budget.

Prime Minister Liz Truss leaves from 10 Downing Street to take part in Prime Minister's Questions (PMQs) in the House of Commons. Picture: Ben Stansall/AFP via Getty ImagesPrime Minister Liz Truss leaves from 10 Downing Street to take part in Prime Minister's Questions (PMQs) in the House of Commons. Picture: Ben Stansall/AFP via Getty Images
Prime Minister Liz Truss leaves from 10 Downing Street to take part in Prime Minister's Questions (PMQs) in the House of Commons. Picture: Ben Stansall/AFP via Getty Images