Liz Truss £500k flight a “staggering” waste of taxpayer’s cash

The Liberal Democrats have slammed Liz Truss spending £500,000 on a private jet to Australia as a “staggering” waste of taxpayers’ cash and demanded she apologise to the public who are facing a National Insurance tax rise in April.

Analysis by the party shows that the money spent on Liz Truss’ flight would cover the tax hike faced by almost 2,000 people.

Liberal Democrat Business Spokesperson Sarah Olney MP said: “This is a staggering waste of taxpayer’s cash at a time many families are feeling the pinch.

Sarah Olney MP

“Once again we see just how out of touch this Conservative government truly is to the millions of people struggling to get by.

“Not content with breaking their manifesto promise not to raise National Insurance tax, Conservative ministers are now jetting round the world on private jets at the taxpayers’ expense.

“Liz Truss should apologise for jetting around on ‘Air Force Sun’ and assure the public she won’t waste their money in this way again.”

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