Jake Berry, the new Conservative chairman, delivered his first interview since being appointed 20 days ago, taking aim at those who “don’t believe in Britain.”
People who oppose Liz Truss’s tax-cutting vision are the same as those who opposed Brexit and “do not believe in Britain,” according to new Conservative chairman Jake Berry.
Mr Berry hailed the new Government as a “fresh start for a new era” in British history in his first interview since being appointed by Ms Truss to lead the party to victory in the next election, but warned his party is “in the battle of their lives.”
With the Labour party conference in Liverpool vowing to reverse large parts of Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng’s mini-budget, others, including former Tory leader Lord Hague, are criticising the growth plan as the pound fluctuates on the markets. But Mr Berry said he has heard much the same previously.
“I really believe in Britain, and our Prime Minister really believes in Britain,” he said in the Churchill room at CCHQ (Conservative Party headquarters).
“If I am really honest with you and I think about the collective voices which we have heard doubting the fact that Britain can go for growth, I mean it really is the same people who opposed Brexit.
“It’s the same people a few years ago after Britain voted to leave the EU were saying ‘Britain can’t stand on her own two feet, we can’t be an independent sovereign nation outside the EU, you working people you didn’t know what you were doing, you were stupid voting for Brexit.’