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Is Truss’s social care pledge more borrowing in disguise?

14 min listen

In the latest leadership hustings, Liz Truss promised to take money away from the NHS to put into social care. But as Kate Andrews points out in this episode, given that Truss is also planning on scrapping the National Insurance rise, Truss’ll need to find more money in order to fund this latest pledge. On the episode, Kate talks with Fraser Nelson and Katy Balls.

‘This is the second time in her campaign that she has done something which has made me really doubt whether she’s serious about her economic mission. And the other time, of course, was when she announced that she’d do regional pay.’ – Fraser Nelson.

Produced by Natasha Feroze and Cindy Yu.

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