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Rishi Sunak takes dig at Liz Truss’s ‘deep state’ comments during parliament grilling

Rishi Sunak laughed off a reference to Liz Truss’s “deep state” comments during a grilling by the Commons Liaison Committee on Tuesday, 26 March.

During a speech at a CPAC, a conservative conference in the US, the prime minister’s predecessor blamed the “deep state” for “sabotaging” her controversial tax-cutting plans from Kwasi Kwarteng’s disastrous mini-budget.

When asked if there is a “deep state” and if he is part of it, Mr Sunak joked: “Probably a question for [Ms Truss].

“But I probably wouldn’t tell you if I was Will, would I? And we wouldn’t tell anyone else either, would we?” he added.