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Liz Truss said British workers need ‘more graft' and lack ‘skill and application' of foreign rivals

1 month ago   |   By The Independent

Labour brand the comments ‘grossly offensive'
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Liz Truss, Who Pledged Not To Talk Country Down, Said British Workers Need 'More Graft'

Liz Truss, Who Pledged Not To Talk Country Down, Said British Workers Need 'More Graft'

1 month ago   |   By Huffington Post

Liz Truss during a campaign visit to the BenRiach Distillery in Speyside, as part of her campaign to be leader of the Conservative Party and the next prime minister. Liz Truss has suggested that workers in the UK lack the “graft” of rivals in other countries, a leaked recording has revealed. The comment from before 2019, unearthed by the Guardian , is in stark contrast to the Tory leadership frontrunner's pledge last week not to “talk our country down”. In the recording, Truss also hinted at a belief that workers outside London lacked the “mindset and attitude” to be as productive as those...
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Liz Truss accuses British workers of lacking 'skill and application' to 'graft' harder

Liz Truss accuses British workers of lacking 'skill and application' to 'graft' harder

1 month ago   |   By Daily Record

A bombshell recording of the Tory leadership favourite attacking the attitude of British workers was unearthed as she prepared to take the stage in Scotland.
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Liz Truss attack on UK workers in leaked audio - saying 'more graft' needed in Britain

Liz Truss attack on UK workers in leaked audio - saying 'more graft' needed in Britain

1 month ago   |   By The Mirror

In a leaked recording, Prime Minister hopeful Liz Truss suggested Brits lacked the "skill and application" of workers from other countries, including China, and that there was a difference between workers from London and the rest of the UK
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Leaked audio reveals Liz Truss said British workers needed ‘more graft'

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

Exclusive: Tory leadership frontrunner suggested Britons lacked ‘skill and application', in echo of ‘idlers' row Liz Truss, now the Tory leadership frontrunner, launched an astonishing broadside against British workers, saying they needed “more graft” and suggesting they lacked the “skill and application” of foreign rivals, the Guardian can reveal. In a leaked recording, the then No 2 at the Treasury also risked pitting Londoners against the rest of the country by attempting to explain the difference between the capital and other regions in the UK.
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