New from a Liz Truss spokesperson:
“Over the last few hours there has been a wilful misrepresentation of our campaign.
“Current levels of public sector pay will absolutely be maintained.
“Anything to suggest otherwise is simply wrong.
“Our hard-working frontline staff are the bed rock of society and there will be no proposal taken forward on regional pay boards for civil servants or public sector workers.”
A source separately emphasises the “there will be no proposal taken forward” when asked by Guido to admit in straight terms they’re dropping the policy. The statement came after Truss-backing MPs were agitating for a response. Fabbers accidentally sent this to a MPs’ WhatsApp group chat this morning. Since deleted…
Team Rishi are absolutely loving this, joking “The lady is for turning”…