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The worst Prime Minister ever? It’s all of them.

So, Farewell Then, Liz Truss.  In the days following her resignation, it felt almost beyond comprehension that a prime minister could arrive and then leave so soon. 44 days she lasted; her premiership was less than two advent calendars long. Some would say even that was too long. In the future, “Who was Prime Minister […]

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What on earth is going on in the Conservative party?

You would think that the events of the last week would be shocking. However, when Liz Truss resigned after the shortest term ever served by a UK Prime Minister, I felt the peculiar inclination to laugh. The state of the Government is akin to a satirical TV sketch, and I would definitely be making a […]

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Rishi Sunak to be next Prime Minister

Rishi Sunak will be the next Prime Minister of the UK. Penny Mordaunt pulled out of the conservative leadership race just before 2 this afternoon. Mordaunt said in her withdrawal statement: “This decision is an historic one and shows, once again, the diversity and talent of our party. Rishi has my full support. “I am […]

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Late stage capitalism with Liz Truss

This article was originally submitted before the official resignation of Prime Minister Liz Truss was announced on October 20. I think the bankers have been having a tough time of it. They have been diligently ‘growing’ our economy, investing in companies willing to drill our planet for every scrap of oil, metal and wood, and […]

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Liz Truss resigns as Conservative Party leader

Liz Truss has resigned as Prime Minister. Speaking outside 10 Downing Street just past 13:30 this afternoon, Truss said “I cannot deliver the mandate on which I was elected by the conservative party. “I therefore have spoken to His Majesty the King to notify him that I am resigning as leader of the Conservative Party. […]

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Liz Truss faces uncertainty after a day of chaos

Suella Braverman resigned as home secretary yesterday, delivering a great blow to Prime Minister Liz Truss’s government. In Braverman’s resignation letter, she gave violating government protocols as the reason for her resignation, saying: “I have made a mistake; I accept responsibility: I resign.” She continued to say: “I have concerns about the direction of this […]

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Jeremy Hunt appointed Chancellor

Jeremy Hunt has been appointed Chancellor of the Exchequer by Prime Minister Liz Truss after she sacked Kwasi Kwarteng earlier today. Kwarteng had been Chancellor for just 38 days, the second shortest term a Chancellor has held.  Hunt has twice tried unsuccessfully to become Conservative leader, and has previously been both foreign secretary and health […]

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Anti-growth coalition: a sure sign that Truss is in trouble

Loud slogans, lazy generalisations, and an insistence on perpetuating divisions; an all too familiar tool wielded by desperate politicians. Liz Truss’ shiny and insubstantial new phrase does not seem to be an exception.  During her speech at last Wednesday’s conservative party conference, Truss demonstrated once again that she is a politician who defines herself by […]