Elizabeth Piper and Michael Holden
LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Liz Truss sought to reassert authority over her worrying party on Wednesday , Conservative law enforcement officers told lawmakers they must support her fracking policy seen as a test of confidence in the government.
After being forced to abandon her massive tax cut plan, Truss is struggling to gain support in her party, leading some Conservative lawmakers to call for her replacement just weeks after she took office leader.
She admits that her aggressive economic plan “goes too far, too fast” after investors dump sterling and government bonds.
However, with mortgage With lending rates soaring and official data showing inflation returning to 40 year highs, Truss, elected by Conservative Party members on a promise to cut taxes and maintain public spending, faces a challenge to convince the public and her party She can solve the cost of living struggle ng crisis.
Polls show the Conservatives trailing opposition Labour by a few 30 points, and her own ratings are disastrous.
“What I don’t believe…is that through another leadership campaign, defending another prime minister, either convinces the British people that we are thinking of them and not ourselves, or the market Keep calm,” Foreign Minister James Cleverley told Sky News.
But speculation about the prime minister’s future continues to grow, with media reports that the rebellious Conservatives are weighing who should replace her, not whether she should go.
“I think her position is increasingly untenable,” Conservative MP Steve Doerr told TIME Radio. “We’ve seen a complete reversal of everything she stood for in leading the campaign. I think many of us are asking what exactly does Liz Truss believe and stand for right now?”
Truss will hold its regular weekly question-and-answer session in Parliament later on Wednesday, followed by the main opposition Labour party seeking to vote on an outright ban on fracking after the government lifted fracking last month. 2019 has been suspended in England since.
Conservative ‘Whips’, tasked with enforcing discipline among members of parliament, sent a message to their lawmakers that the vote would be considered a “motion of confidence in the government”.