'We should have laid the ground better': UK's Truss

STORY: "I do stand by the package we announced, and I stand by the fact that we announced it quickly because we had to act, but I do accept that we should have laid the ground better," she said during an interview with the BBC.

The prime minister hesitated when asked how many people had voted for her economic plan, finally saying that people had voted for "growth, enterprise and opportunity" in the UK's last election in 2019.

She added: "Any government has to deal with the circumstances it faces. We face this situation of - which was unforeseen - huge energy costs, rising inflation due to the war in Ukraine and the aftermath of Covid."