Adam Price and Liz Saville Roberts respond to Truss election

In a joint statement, Plaid Cymru leader Adam Price MS and the party’s Westminster leader Liz Saville Roberts MP said:

“The new Prime Minister’s refusal to commit to concrete action on energy bills for weeks has made permanent damage to the UK government’s credibility ahead of a catastrophic crisis. Her cruel fantasy economics will secure her fate as the UK’s last Prime Minister.

“Let’s now skip the tedious pomp and ceremony – the first action of the new PM must be to slash energy bills by returning the energy price cap to pre-April levels and extend it to small businesses and charities. It is unacceptable that people are still in the dark about how they’ll pay their bills in a matter of weeks.

“While Westminster has been paralysed by a tedious Tory tit-for-tat, in Wales we’re doing things differently. While our new Prime Minister prepares to give handouts to the super-rich and rants against the redistribution of wealth, we in Plaid Cymru is getting on with delivering universal free school meals. From this week, the youngest children begin receiving free school meals, easing the cost-of-living crisis for families all over Wales.”