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Liz Truss accused of ‘running scared’ after pulling out of BBC interview

Good morning and welcome to the UK politics live blog. We will be bringing you all the latest as Westminster continues to react and debate how best to handle the spiralling cost of living crisis.

However, first we begin with the news that Liz Truss has been accused of “running scared” of scrutiny after pulling out of a BBC interview scheduled for Tuesday, meaning she is likely to become prime minister without undergoing a single set-piece broadcast quizzing.

Earlier this month the foreign secretary agreed to a primetime interview with the veteran political journalist Nick Robinson on BBC One, something already done by Rishi Sunak, her rival to succeed Boris Johnson as Conservative party leader.

But a BBC spokesperson said Truss had now cancelled the interview. “Ms Truss’s team say she can no longer spare the time to appear on Our Next Prime Minister,” they said. “We regret that it has not been…

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This article was written by Tom Ambrose and originally published on www.theguardian.com