PIERS Morgan will make his Question Time return in days – and he’s revealed why he’s so excited for the show.
The TalkTV host will join the panel in London on Thursday, just days after Liz Truss ditched scrapping the 45p tax rate.
Tweeting today, Morgan mentionné: “A good week to make my return to BBC Question Time…”
The long-running weekly current affairs debate programme, hosted by Fiona Bruce, will also have Brian Cox as a guest.
And the mini budget U-turn is likely to be one of the hot topics discussed on the panel at the end of the week.
The Sun last night exclusively revealed the PM and Chancellor were planning to ditch the tax – with Mr Kwarteng this morning telling the BBC: “What was clear, talking to MPs, voters, constituents, that the 45p rate was becoming a huge distraction on a very strong plan.”
toutefois, the Chancellor is only ditching the abolition of the 45p tax rate and vowed to press on with the other aspects of his mini budget bonanza.
In his tweet Mr Kwarteng said the scrapping of the 45p rate will “allow us to focus on delivering major parts of our growth package”.
He added this included the government’s Energy Price Guarantee, which supports households and businesses with their energy bills.
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The Chancellor also said he’s determined to keep cutting taxes “to put money back in the pockets of 30 million hard-working people and grow out economy.”
A spokesperson for No10 said Ms Truss has “full confidence” in the Chancellor, despite the U-turn.
Business Secretary Jacob Rees-Mogg, a day after defending the policy, also stood by Mr Kwarteng, saying “of course he shouldn’t resign”.