In a leaked recording, Liz Truss, the Tory leadership candidate and bookies’ favourite to be the next prime minister, can be heard attacking British workers. She said they needed “more graft” and suggested they lacked the “skill and application” of rivals abroad. When asked about the comments, Truss replied: “I don’t know what you are quoting here.”
Liz Truss’s victory in the Conservative party leadership contest prompted pride on Monday in her parliamentary constituency in eastern England, but fears remain as Britain faces the worst economic woes in decades.
Liz Truss who served as foreign secretary in the Boris Johnson cabinet has now been chosen by the Conservative Party to succeed Johnson as Britain’s prime minister. There was a tough battle between her and former Chancellor of Exchequer Rishi Sunak, and there was a clash in the programmes they offered.
Boris Johnson’s legacy. Boris Johnson’s legacy. I have to confess that more than 20 minutes of thinking time have now passed between the typing of those two sentence fragments, and I’ve still got nothing. The only thing that really leaps out in the wake of his so-called farewell speech is needless death.
The result of the run-off between Foreign Secretary Truss and former finance minister Rishi Sunak will be announced at 12:30 pm on Monday, before the outgoing Johnson formally tenders his resignation to Queen Elizabeth II the next day.
Is this going to be the Conservative Party’s David Miliband moment? It looks as if the final two candidates will be Rishi Sunak and Penny Mordaunt, with the main uncertainty in the next few days being the battle for third place between Liz Truss and Kemi Badenoch.
The coming year will be the year that The Question changes. Until now, the question that opinion pollsters ask, “How would you vote if there were a general election tomorrow?”, has meant, “Is the government doing a good job or a bad job?” As the election approaches, the question begins to mean, “Which of these two alternative
On reaching 100 days in 10 Downing Street this week, Rishi Sunak will double the duration of Liz Truss’s brutally short term as British prime minister. But having stabilised panicky financial markets after the calamitous Truss tenure, the Conservative leader has little to celebrate. Double-digit inflation is fuelling a winter of
When Suella Braverman took to the stage of the Conservative Party conference yesterday and delivered her vision, her charter of cruelty placed her firmly as the furthest right home secretary we’ve seen in a long time, and won her a standing ovation from Conservative members. Her speech served the Tory base all the red meat they love.
Boris Johnson is hunkered down with his legal team this weekend to get ready for an extraordinary televised grilling by MPs that will decide his political fate. The former Tory prime minister is scrambling to save his career ahead as he gets ready for Wednesday’s four-hour showdown hearing on whether he lied about Partygate in