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ELENI GIOKOS, CNN INTERNATIONAL ANCHOR: Britain's ruling party choose former Foreign Secretary Liz Truss as its new leader and the person who
will become the next prime minister. What does it mean for the United Kingdom as it goes through a tough economic crisis?
A manhunt is underway right now in Canada for two armed and dangerous suspects following a mass stabbing. We go live to Ottawa.
And American Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was likely shot and killed by Israeli fire admits the country's military. We'll have reaction
to the news from Jerusalem.
Hello, I'm Eleni Jackass in Dubai.
ISA SOARES, CNN INTERNATIONAL ANCHOR: And I'm Isa Soares coming to you live outside the Houses of Parliament central London. Welcome to a special
edition of CONNECT THE WORLD. And what a busy day. It has been here outside the Houses of Parliament because the Conservative Party has spoken. And as
they said in Liz they trust. In the past couple of hours Liz Truss trust as being voted leader or Britain's ruling party and by default will become
Britain's prime minister.
She won 57 percent of the vote against a rival Rishi Sunak who took 43 percent. Now Truss will be appointed as prime minister by the queen. That's
happening tomorrow and she is wasting no time in laying out her political agenda. Our Bianca Nobilo has a story.
BIANCA NOBILO, CNN LONDON-BASED CORRESPONDENT (voice over): Britain has a new prime minister. An ambitious political chameleon.
LIZ TRUSS, BRITISH CONSERVATIVE PARTY LEADER: I know that we will deliver, we will deliver, we will deliver.
NOBILO: Liz Truss's unlikely ascendance complete. Her leadership campaign got off to a shaky start. She couldn't even find the door. Notoriously
TRUSS: We import two-thirds of our cheese. That is a disgrace.
NOBILO: Tactless about Britain's closest ally.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: President Macron. Friend or foe?
TRUSS: The jury's out.
NOBILO: And mocked by Russia's foreign minister.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE (through translator): It seems like we listen but don't hear.
NOBILO: The former foreign secretary was widely considered to be less informed and less willing to be scrutinized than her rival Rishi Sunak. But
that didn't stop her because she wasn't appealing to the wider British public. One of two candidates selected by Tory lawmakers Truss was
ultimately chosen by less than one percent of the British electorate. A sliver of the conservative base older, whiter and more right wing than the
average voter. She played a blinder.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Enough already.
NOBILO: Promising a hard line on immigration and tax cuts to a party drifting further to the right. Channeling their hero Margaret Thatcher even
dressing like her.
NOBILO (on camera): Like half of Britain's prime ministers, she studied here at Oxford University. But back then she was a liberal Democrat
activist in favor of legalizing cannabis and abolishing the monarchy.
Abolish them. We've had enough.
NOBILO: Now she's the darling of the right wing of Britain's conservatives, the pro-monarchy party of Law and Order quite the 180. And when it comes to
Britain's biggest political question of the last decade, Brexit, she's supported remaining in the E.U., only to reemerge as a born again Brexiter
and the U-turns continued.
Before graduating in 1996 with a degree in politics, philosophy and economics Liz Truss campaigned alongside Neil Fawcett for two years.
NEIL FAWCETT, LIBERAL DEMOCRATIC COUNCILLOR AND FORMER TRUSS COLLEAGUE: She certainly always seemed to be very ambitious. And sometimes you thought her
main aim was to impress people that she was always playing to the gallery, that she would say what needed to be said to win popularity amongst the
people she was in front of at the time.
NOBILO: Do you feel like she does have substance?
FAWCETT: But I couldn't tell you what she actually believes.
NOBILO (voice over): Her supporters though seat flexibility, independence of mind and a boldness
CHRIS SKIDMORE, BRITISH CONSERVATIVE M.P.: She doesn't take no for an answer she said and I've seen that as a minister myself in private. You
know, she can be direct but she is also very warm and I think that has indeed to many M.P.s.
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NOBILO: Truss inherits a nightmare, war in Europe, a biting cost of living crisis, the country braced for a winter of potential blackouts and fuel
Britain's desperately hoping she'll leverage that ambition and adaptability to rise to the challenge. Bianca Nobilo, CNN, London.
SOARES: So lots of work as you can see ahead as you heard Bianca really outlined there. Our next guest is among those congratulating Liz Truss on
her victory. Let's bring in Andrew R.T. Davies, leader of the Welsh Conservative Group. And Quentin Peel, associate fellow with the Europe
program (INAUDIBLE) Chatham House. Gentlemen, thank you very much for being here tonight. Andrew, first of all, your reaction, did you back her?
ANDREW R.T. DAVIES, LEADER, WELSH CONSERVATIVE GROUP: I did back her. I think she's the right person for the job in difficult times we accept. But
these are difficult economic times across the globe, not just in the U.K. A big vote for her today, just under 60 percent of the vote for the
membership came for Lis Truss today. It's important now the parliamentary party get behind the new leader and the prime minister as of tomorrow, when
the queen asked her to form a government.
And we get on with the important job dealing with the cost of living pressures that every man woman and child is facing in this country.
SOARES: Let's break that down a bit further. I mean, what kind of leader do you think she will be for international viewers who may not know Liz Truss
DAVIES: Well, she shows through the various portfolios that she's held internationally, obviously, the ones that stand out are the trade deals
that she struck across the globe, and foreign secretary. So she's known on the international stage, there's a big piece of work to deal with the
Ukrainian crisis that's facing all countries at the moment. And that's one of the direct consequences of the cost of living problems that we're
So she's got experience on the international stage. He's got his three years on international trade. And I'm confident that she can put that
experience to good effect with a strong cabinet. Bringing all the talents of the conservative party together to deliver for the people in this
SOARES: She's had a lot of work, Quentin, not -- the most -- probably the most urgent, most need of attention is the cost of living crisis that we're
country seeing right now. Because of the energy, of course of the war in Ukraine. That is going to be her biggest challenge. How is she going to
handle that? Have you -- are you happy with what you heard her plan so far? Because she hasn't really given us much detail.
QUENTIN PEEL, ASSOCIATE FELLOW, EUROPE PROGRAM, CHATHAM HOUSE: That's the point. She's actually been holding back and not making it very clear,
exactly how she would deal with what is a mega problem. I mean, this is a relatively inexperienced prime minister, somebody -- she's had several
ministerial jobs, but until the foreign office, none of them really big jobs. And she has got to face almost a war situation.
I mean, it may not be a war that we're fighting on the ground, but the energy price is Russia's lethal weapon. And that actually is what she's got
to deal with. So she's going to be a war prime minister without really the experience. And it's a huge test for her I think.
SOARES: So what does she have a past sleeve in terms of planned (INAUDIBLE) really deal with the cost of living crisis is surging energy prices. I've
traveled the country I went to Norwich, in fact, and I had some really heartbreaking stories of people who -- mothers who actually stopped eating
so they can feed their children.
DAVIES: It's brutal out there. Let's face it. I mean, I get constituents coming to me all the time. I sit in my own household budget as well, and
the small business that I run for a farming background. So I'm seeing it from the business front. I'm seeing it from the individual's front. And I'm
seeing it across communities that I represent, the prime minister gets to happen. The prime minister-elect gets that because she was on the political
showdown yesterday saying exactly what she was going to be doing in the first week of her premiership which was to put the proposals on the table
that she will bring to help people get through this winter. Well, that will require --
SOARES: What would you like to see? Let me ask you that. Rather what she's offering but what would you like to see?
DAVIES: That will require significant government intervention, I have not got access myself to the figures that are available. But we saw it in
Germany, only yesterday, a 50 billion pounds intervention in Germany. Italy, are coming forward with similar proposals. So we can see the
magnitude of this isn't just a U.K.-based issue. It's a global issue. But I go back to the comments I made you earlier in that Ukraine is the source of
much of this inflation and cost of living pressures we're seeing.
Whether it be in food or energy, because let's not forget the food inflation as well as the energy inflation that we're seeing. And by the
resolute support of the Ukrainian people in their fight against Putin, we hopefully can get them to win and prevail against Putin and get back to
some sense of normality, albeit in what will be a very difficult winter.
SOARES: Difficult winter. We've had plans, of course, from Germany in terms of how they deal with this crisis. What do we need to be -- what kind of
plans do we need to be hearing from the new prime minister? Of course, once she does obviously go 10 Downing Street tomorrow?
PEEL: I think what we're going to hear is what we haven't actually really heard up to now, which is, in a way, a sort of a price freeze of some sort.
And she's steered clear of that very carefully. There's been a very strange disconnect between the campaign for the job and the reality that either
whoever was going to win will face.
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And the fact is it is so big and what we've heard the German deal, 56 billion I think. So we're talking a huge amount of money and it's not just
that. There are a lot of other things, the money's got to be spent on. Yet Liz Truss campaign for this job as a tax cutter. And she's been adamant
that was going to win her the job with the right wing of the Conservative Party, I think. Now she's actually got to turn on her head really and say,
actually, I am going to spend a very large amount of state money.
SOARES: And it's a tough challenge because of you said borrowing, borrowing more, that obviously has an impact on inflation, which is obviously
everything that we know, we've heard all the estimates how bad it's going to get. Peter, one thing that she has to -- and just for our viewers who
are just joining. This is (INAUDIBLE) tends to happen here when there is a big moment in politics. So do stay - bear with us with the sound.
Peter in terms of uniting the party. That is something also she has to do. She didn't win by -- she won a landslide. But actually, that's meditation
was a she would do far better. So is the party -- do you think the party will be united behind Liz Truss trust here?
DAVIES: Yes, I do.
SOARES: Because I'm really getting everything --
DAVIES: Because the one thing that will focus politician's minds behind me, especially on the conservative side of things is that there's a general
election and let alone under now two years time. And politicians do tend to focus on what voters will put in the ballot box against their names. And
so, a united party will be the party that will deliver a victory for the conservatives, so long as we get the fundamentals right, which is
continuing to deliver the manifesto that was endorsed in 2019 and deal with the big issue that is affecting everyone at the moment, which is the cost
of living crisis.
And as I said, whether you're a business or an individual that's affecting you wherever you live in these islands, but indeed, wherever you live
across the globe.
SOARES: So a more inclusive, conciliatory cabinet you think?
DAVIES: Well, if Liz Truss does what is good for the party and good for the country, she will have that inclusive cabinet that reaches out and delivers
on all the talents of the Conservative Party. I think that's really important because the Conservative Party doesn't need to come together. But
as I said, what's really important now is we've had the summer of the leadership contest, the government gets back on with the job of governing
and delivering for the people of this country.
DAVIES: Yes. Thank you very much for coming in. Appreciate it. Always great to see you. Thank you.
Well, as you heard from both of my guests, really energy is going to be one of the biggest issues, if not the biggest issue of course for Liz Truss.
Winter of course, is coming and the prices are still surging. Russia's decision to shut one of its key pipelines indefinitely if you remember that
happened on Fridays, making the situation even more urgent. It is the first day of trading after Gazprom halted flows through the vital Nord Stream 1
pipeline and the Ukrainian president has a warning for Europe.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy says Russia is preparing for "A decisive energy blow." Have a listen.
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VOLODYMYR ZELENSKYY, UKRAINIAN PRESIDENT (through translator): By the way it is the same as with the gas issue. Ukraine has repeatedly warned Europe
that maintaining Nord Stream ties with Russia will be a problem that can become a disaster at any moment. That's exactly what happened visa
omnivorousness regarding citizens of the aggressor state, financial ties with Russia, energy dependence on Russia are the things that are used
against Europe and Moscow.
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SOARES: CNN's Anna Stewart is in London for us with the latest developments on the energy crunch. And Anna just explain to our viewers the challenge
ahead for Liz Truss here in terms when it comes to the energy and obviously she's got the brunt of the energy cap. But what does that mean in real
ANNA STEWART, CNN REPORTER: She takes over this premiership with the economy in a pretty dire state. Few British prime ministers will have taken
over this sort of situation. The entry is full and it's all marked urgent. Will we see from the new prime minister Abenomics, Reaganomics,
Trussinomics? Is it going to be something that's going to really differ from the past? I'm not so sure at this stage. She is essentially a free
She wants to lower taxes. She wants to cut red tape, she's pro business. But at the same time, she's also wanting to tackle this energy crisis. And
that requires probably lots of lots of borrowing. There are rumors that perhaps she would freeze the new energy cap so that prices don't go rise
high. You're looking there at the pound, it hit a serious low this morning, the lowest has been against the dollar since 1985.
This as of course Russia has cut off further supplies of gas to Europe. In fact, all of the supplies by Nord Stream 1. This the crisis of the moment
and inflation is already incredibly high. If we show you inflation in the U.K. versus the euro zone in the United States it is over 10 percent at
this stage. The worst week of the G7 and it's set to get much higher. Bank of England expects that to top 13 percent.
Actually Goldman Sachs the investment bank last week said that next year it could top 22 percent. And a huge part of that is of course energy. And now
the energy cap price has been rising here in the U.K. for -- since April really. I can show you where it's gone and where it's heading to. It's
already by October going to have to pulled from the level in March so the annual bill for an average household could even quintuple by January next
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So tackling this situation is top of the to-do list, I would say. Particularly in terms of what people want to see from Liz Truss. I think
it's really important to remember that today, she has been voted in by conservative party members. And it wasn't an overwhelming victory for that.
But we're talking about less than one percent of the British population. When they go to the polls in a couple of years time, the British public
will want to feel that this prime minister left them better off.
And frankly, the challenge is so huge. And it is a challenge that is faced not just in the U.K. but across Europe and the wider world, it's going to
be a really tough one to manage. Isa?
SOARES: And so, Anna, so given you've just really outlined the amount of work, the reality, of course, that Liz Truss will face when she goes to 10
Downing Street begins the job, of course, that hand, a huge entry as you mentioned. Have you heard anything from her in terms of economic proposals,
Anna, where's tax cuts, cap on energy prices that you think will help the situation? Because there are those who say, of course, that while you may
cut taxes, you are just increasing the amount of borrowing. And that's a huge concern, and it has an impact on inflation.
STEWART: Yes, and I think at the very beginning of the leadership contest, we almost had more specifics than we have more recently, in terms of the
plan like today in the victory speech, he said, I will deliver a bold plan to cut taxes and grow our economy. I will deliver on the energy crisis,
dealing with people's energy bills, but also dealing with the long term issues on energy supply. It's pretty broad based, isn't it?
At this stage, we're expecting a reversal unexpected increases in corporation tax and national insurance. We expect tax cuts for households,
but also for businesses. We expect potentially more borrowing to support households through this energy crisis with maybe a freeze on energy bills.
But what we don't know is the specifics. And so, it's really hard at this stage to determine what will work and how successful it will be.
The warning has been from economists throughout is that if you borrow more, particularly post pandemic, of course, when the government really loaded up
on debt, if you borrow more, we could see the pound falling even further. That means imports are getting more expensive. And all of this is
inflationary. We could see inflation become well ever higher, but also become really entrenched and out of the U.K.'s control.
Already the Bank of England is raising rates, almost every single meeting. So, this is a huge problem. It'll be very interesting. We do expect to have
the details of the so-called bold plan in the coming days. Isa?
SOARES: Yes. Hopefully we will get it because that's something of course that we all been asking for. We want, all been waiting for. We haven't had
that. Critical of course, she said that she will deliver, deliver, deliver. But right now we don't know exactly how she's going to fund all these
proposals she's mentioned. Anna Stewart for us. Thanks very much, Anna. Appreciate it.
Still to come right here on CNN. Pretty scary situation in Canada. Police are telling people to shelter in place after 10 people will starve to death
and the attackers got away.
Plus, Israel admits that Palestinian-American journalists Shireen Abu Akleh was likely killed by Israeli fire. We have reaction from Jerusalem just
ahead. You are watching CNN.
GIOKOS: Welcome back. This is CONNECT THE WORLD. I'm Eleni Giokos in Dubai. Now an extraordinary admission today by the Israeli military. The
IDF just released the findings of its investigation into the shooting death of a Palestinian-American journalist back in May. It's admitting for the
very first time that Israeli soldiers likely shot and killed Shireen Abu Akleh during a military operation in Jenin.
But officials say it was an accident and troops didn't know they were shooting at the press. Let's bring in CNN's Hadas Gold in Jerusalem. Hadas,
we've heard from the IDF and we've got to give the context here on the show. When they said they couldn't rule it out we know the Palestinians
were doing their investigation. The U.S. then got involved in that investigation. CNN and other footage was brought to the fore.
Basic corroborates what we've seen in this release. But what's fascinating here is going to be no criminal investigation about what occurred, could
you take us through some of the main findings?
HADAS GOLD, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Right. This was a long awaited kind of the final piece to the puzzle in terms of all these investigations that have
been done into Shireen Abu Akleh's death to remind everybody she was covering in Israeli military operation in Jenin in the West Bank in May
when she was shot and killed. And Shireen Abu Akleh isn't just any reporter, she was really an icon for so many people here and around the
world, a very, very well known figure.
Now the IDF in the report today say that they still cannot completely conclusively determined exactly how or who killed her but that they think
it's most likely that it was Israeli soldiers who fired the fatal shot. They said that the Israeli soldiers had been under fire for the hour and 15
minutes before she was shot. And they believe that the shot came from soldiers that were in an armored military vehicle just south of where
Shireen Abu Akleh and her colleagues were standing.
They said that the soldiers did not identify them as journalists and thought they were shooting at militants. Now this despite the fact that
Shireen and her colleagues were wearing protective gear including protective vest set press on both the front and the back of the vest,
identifying them as journalists. But the idea of says that for certain the soldier say they had no idea, they were journalists -- that they shot --
they thought they were shooting militants.
The IDF said that the soldier regrets what happened and that this was not supposed to happen and should not have happened and that the soldier did
not do this on purpose. Now, as you noted, there will be no criminal prosecution. And according to the Israeli military advocate general office,
they say this is because they determined that the soldier did not deliberately fired anyone identified as a civilian. And that particular
anyone identified as a journalist.
Now, of course, the fact that there will be no criminal prosecution is being met with some protest especially from Shireen Abu Akleh's family.
I'll read part of their statement. They said that the IDF report tried to obscure the truth and avoid responsibility. They said Israel has refused to
take responsibility for what they say is murdering Shireen. And that -- and that -- they also say that it's obvious Israel cannot investigate their own
crimes that they remain deeply hurt, frustrated and disappointed.
And Shireen Abu Akleh's family is once again calling on the United States to conduct another investigation that they say lead to again,
accountability which they say is the bare minimum should be done considering Shireen is an American citizen. But this IDF investigation does
confirm several investigations including those done by CNN as well as the United States that did find it was likely Israeli military fire that killed
Shireen Abu Akleh. But again, no criminal prosecution will be undertaken for the soldiers involved. Eleni?
GIOKOS: All right. Hadas Gold. Thank you very much for that update.
Now Ukraine says the last operating reactor at the Zaporizhia Nuclear Plant has been disconnected from the electric grid. Ukraine's nuclear agency says
the reactor was disconnected after shelling caused a fire. Russian-backed officials in the town where the plant is located say the situation is
normal and the key components were not damaged by artillery strikes.
A manhunt is ongoing in Canada for two men suspected of a mass stabbing. 10 people were killed in the attack on Sunday in an indigenous community in
the Saskatoon area. Now police describe the suspects as armed and dangerous and they are still on the run. More than 24 hours after the string of
stabbings began. CNN's Paula Newton is following this for us from the Canadian capital, Ottawa. Paula, what do we know about the manhunt right
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And I know that currently people have been asked to stay home and to stay safe.
PAULA NEWTON, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Yes. And I think this is what's been so alarming. It is more than 24 hours as you point out, Eleni.
And we just had in the last hour an update from the police chief in Regina who basically appeal to the public again for any information they may have.
Now, this occurred in a small community and at least a couple small communities in central Saskatchewan.
More than 24 hours ago, there were at least 13 crime scenes, as you said, 10 people dead and at least 15 injured. And yet the reason that the police
chief in Regina is appealing to the public is that they did have a member of the public tell them about 20, 21 hours ago now that they spotted the
suspects in Regina in the capital of Saskatchewan at that time. Since then, though they have not had more clues.
What is likely here is that police are dealing with a cold trail and that is worrying especially when you continue to consider the brutality with
which these attacks were undertaken. Policing that they right now do not have a motive that some of the attacks appeared to be targeted, but that
others in fact appeared to be random. Justin Trudeau also releasing a statement last night and also tweeting that the attacks in Saskatchewan
today are horrific and heartbreaking.
I'm thinking of those who have lost a loved one and of those who are injured. I will tell you, Eleni, that law enforcement from right across the
country is trying to bring resources to the area. You are dealing with thousands of kilometers in terms to cover if they were in a black SUV that
has been identified, if they're still in that now they could still be far away from the location of where these original crimes took place.
But the police chief in Regina in the capital, still betting that they are somehow in the area and are appealing for people to come forward. Near list
to say just such heartbreaking news for communities right now that, you know, have told me that they prefer privacy at this point in time. And you
can see on social media already so many family members and friends trying to come to terms with this tragedy. Eleni?
GIOKOS: Yes. Paula, a tragedy and of course a scary prospect as manhunt continues. Thank you so much for that update. Paula Newton there for us.
Now let's get you up to speed on some other stories that are on our radar right now. The death toll and flooding across Pakistan has reached more
than 1300 children account for almost one-third of all victims. The flooding is the result of historic monsoon rains and last year's melting.
More than 33 million people have been affected across Pakistan since June.
Now Kenya's Supreme Court has upheld the results of last month's presidential election confirming William Ruto's win. Ruto has been serving
as ongoing President Uhuru Kenyatta's deputy since 2013.
Voters in Chile have overwhelmingly rejected a new constitution that would have increased environmental regulations and enhance social welfare
programs. Chilean voters had said they wanted a new constitution in a 2020 referendum. But this latest vote indicates they don't want to go as far to
the left as had been proposed.
And still ahead. Much more on Britain's new leader. We'll take you down to Downing Street and discuss what to expect from the premiership of Liz
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SOARES: Welcome back, everyone. A busy day here outside the House of Parliament. I'm Isa Soares. It is now what? 3: 00. Just over three 3: 00,
it's 3: 30. Welcome to a special edition of CONNECT THE WORLD. And Britain's foreign secretary has been picked to leave the country as its new
prime minister. Liz Truss has won the ruling conservative party's leadership race. Win more than 57 percent of the vote.
In her victory speech she pledged to address the country's economic problems with what she called a bold plan to cut taxes. Her new role is set
to begin tomorrow when the current prime minister formally steps down. Let's get more from Nina dos Santos at Downing Street. Boris Johnson is
spending his final night as prime minister. So Nina, talk us through what we can expect in the next 24 hours or so.
NINA DOS SANTOS, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Well, it's important to remember that Boris Johnson is still prime minister until effectively he meets the queen
tomorrow morning. She's going to be doing that official meeting in Balmoral, her summer resident up in Scotland unusually normally, she'll be
meeting outgoing prime ministers and greeting new incoming Prime Ministers from here in London in her official residence of Buckingham Palace but
because of her mobility issues and her great age now she's decided to do this in Scotland in a departure from form.
So that means that both Liz Truss and Boris Johnson, outgoing prime minister and incoming prime minister, the two of them will be heading up to
Scotland for separate audiences with the queen at Balmoral tomorrow morning. First, the queen will obviously meet Boris Johnson, he'll tender
his resignation. And then she'll be meeting with Liz Truss who will -- with the support as we now know nearly 60 percent of the Conservative Party
She'll be invited to form a new government and then be installed tomorrow, probably in the afternoon here at Downing Street from which time she'll be
able to officially announced that cabinet and start making cabinet appointments probably, as you can expect over the next 24 hours though,
those are the private conversations Liz Truss will be having with the people who vocally supported her, the members of Parliament.
It's important to point out though, that she got a lot more support from the party faithful who are members but not elected members of parliament
than she did from the elected members of her own parliament. And that means that there could be choppy times ahead in terms of her agenda to deal with
some of the most challenging economic moments that this country has faced and the best part of 40 to 70 years, Isa.
SOARES: And it's been obviously, like you mentioned, you know, Boris Johnson is still prime minister. What will his legacy be, Nina?
DOS SANTOS: Yes. Well, a lot of people talking about this. Also talking about whether or not he could indeed make a comeback if Liz trust herself
is unceremoniously dethroned within the next couple of years or so. In the meantime, you know, he's been very much talking about how Ukraine has been
a focus for him. He essentially a second a lot of the credit for -- if he like stopping the war in Ukraine, in Ukraine by helping Ukraine to get its
hands on a lot more British-made weaponry to try and make sure that Ukraine is able to defend itself against Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
That is one of the things that as foreign secretary, Liz Truss in her acceptance speech earlier today, specifically pointed out she said, Boris
Johnson was a great friend of hers, she met -- she made. She alluded to his great charisma, she talked about how "he had crushed Putin," and also
crucially here delivered on Brexit as well. So she made a point of thanking him, and she made a point of highlighting various points of his legacy.
The big question is for Boris Johnson, what's going to happen next? Well, there's been all sorts of rumors that he might enter the speaking market
and make large amounts of money doing television programs, capitalizing again on this charisma that he has that (INAUDIBLE) him into Downing
Street, all those months ago. But there will be a lot of people inside the Conservative Party who did not support him and say that essentially he had
a golden opportunity when he got one of the biggest mandates, the Conservative Party has been handed by the electorate since the heydays of
this party's popularity back in the 1980s when Margaret Thatcher entered politics and essentially some will say he squandered it. Isa?
SOARES: We shall see. Nina dos Santos outside 10 Downing Street. Thanks very much, Nina. Appreciate it. Well, my next guest has previously endorsed
Liz Truss. Conservative member, of course of Parliament. John Whittingdale joins me now live. Great to have you on the show again. Great to see you.
Last time you and I were together was actually when Boris Johnson was about to resign, isn't it?
So let's talk about Liz Truss, you backed her. What is it that you like about Liz Truss for an international viewer so that -- you may not know
her, of course,
JOHN WHITTINGDALE, BRITISH CONSERVATIVE MP: Yes. We have two strong candidates, both of whom were senior members of Boris Johnson's government,
Rishi Sunak, the chancellor, and Liz Truss who had been foreign secretary. There was a difference in policy terms, Liz is recommending a more bold
approach to the economy, particularly focusing on tax cuts to try and get growth going.
And Rishi Sunak was a bit more cautious. But Liz, it also had a good record as foreign secretary, and taking a very strong lead over Ukraine,
supporting Boris Johnson. And I think that she has the appeal and the vision which the Conservative Party needs to build on what Boris Johnson
has done, but to take us towards the next election.
SOARES: The criticism that we have been hearing in the last day or so even longer than that is the fact that we that not much detail, John, when it
comes to Liz Truss, bold plan for the economy. How exactly is this all going to be funded?
WHITTINGDALE: Well, I mean, I think we are expecting Liz Truss to say something in terms of a package of measures to address the energy crisis
within the next few days. I mean, obviously, she hasn't -- she will need to appoint a chancellor, she'll need to sort of talk to the treasury about how
that package can be funded. I understand that it is suggested there will be an increase in borrowing to at least part fund that but the details as you
say, we're going to have to wait and see. But I hope that it will come very quickly.
SOARES: Perhaps in -- may be in line with what we're seeing the likes of Germany, who also are now announcing similar package and like Italy too
that really just goes to show the crisis we're facing right now. Something that you can hear Nina who is outside 10 Downing Street, a correspondent,
but what she was saying it look, she didn't get really a landslide so to speak Liz Truss. Does that talk to us a bit about the divisions within the
party? How hard is it going to be for her to unite the party at this critical juncture here?
WHITTINGDALE: Well, it's very important that she does. I mean, she won by a comfortable margin. But Rishi Sunak is a extremely able chancellor and had
support, he actually won the vote which took place amongst the members of parliament. But Liz attracted more votes for a membership. But the
important thing now is that the party should come back together. I've been a bit concerned that some of the acrimony that crept into the contests
between the two of them, what we now need to do is to unite behind Liz Truss who has been properly elected as the leader.
And really take the battle to the people who are our genuine opponents. And that is the Labor Party.
SOARES: So you hoping that her cabinet will be much more inclusive?
WHITTINGDALE: I think it will be a cabinet of all the talents. Obviously, we'll wait to see although there's been a lot of talk in the papers about
who's going to hold which positions, but I think she'll want to demonstrate and it's not just cabinet, it's her appointments throughout government,
that this is bringing together both wings, if you like, both camps, who previously supported them, each of the two candidates in order to present a
Because we are all agreed basically that we want as -- we believe the conservative government is in the best interests of this country and we
want to go on and win the next election as well.
SOARES: And of course, throughout the show, and the day to day, we've been talking about the cost of living crisis, John. So given our viewers a
sense, who might be watching around the world, what kind of stories you're hearing from your constituents centers, how hard they -- how worried they
may be, of course, we've been to just around the corner, there's grass -- gas prices surging?
WHITTINGDALE: They're desperately worried. We have a system whereby energy prices for consumers are capped. But we've already been told by the
regulator that that cap is going to be raised. And we'll probably have to rise again. And that will represent something like a three-fold increase on
the average electricity bills. And it isn't just consumers, although that is frightening for them. What I hear is particularly from businesses who
don't have protection in the form of a cap and therefore are already seeing huge increases in their energy costs.
Which in many cases they cannot meet. And their businesses are not viable unless they get help. So I think we will be -- will be looking to hear from
the new chancellor and from Liz Truss about how we're going to help not just consumers but businesses as well.
SOARES: Yes. Concerns of course. The business. Some of them saying they will have to close because they're so worried they can't -- won't be able
to meet this cost. John, great to have you on the show. Appreciate it.
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And still to come right here. The eagle is not only the early king of the skies but also of the green. Golfer Dustin Johnson can prove all the
details in our sports update. That's just ahead.
SOARES: Welcome back, I'm Eleni Giokos in Dubai, and that's the picture of another successful launch for SpaceX. On Sunday evening, a Falcon 9 rocket
carrying the latest load of Starlink. Internet satellites and other technology made it into orbit with no issues. The Starling network aims to
increase internet service in remote areas. More than 3000 of its satellites already in orbit.
Now, it's been a rather dramatic victory on the Boston golf course for Dustin Johnson. The American player joined the Saudi-backed LIV golf in
June but he hasn't been doing too great so far. At least up until now. So the big question is, how much money did he win? World Sports anchor Alex
Thomas joins me now with the details. Alex, good to see you.
ALEX THOMAS, CNN SPORTS ANCHOR: Yes. Hi, Eleni. Yes. This first LIV golf series. The first ever one is typified by the amount of money the players
are earning. So for that individual win, Dustin Johnson got $4 million. He's the first Americans when one of these LIV golf tournaments himself.
And that part really funded in about more details in World Sports in just a moment.
GIOKOS: Yes. That's coming up after the break and I will be back with Isa Soares at the top of the hour. Stay with CNN.