The Truss Delusion: How the Right is Seeking to Blame the 'Global Left' for its own Failures
The continued presence in public life of Britain's most disastrous postwar Prime Minister, tells us everything we need to know about how British politics really works
Imagine this scenario. A hard-left politician takes over as Prime Minister, without a single public vote, just weeks after the entire Labour cabinet resigns en masse in protest over the dishonest and immoral behaviour of their previous leader.
Within a few weeks, the new Prime Minister’s radical economic policies have crashed the national economy and forced the Bank of England to intervene multiple times in order to prevent an outright collapse. With mortgage rates soaring, opinion polls put the opposition Conservative party at least 30 points ahead, with some polls suggesting Labour could lose almost all of their seats in Parliament.
There would not just be demands for that politician to leave office, at the hands of a military coup if necessary, but for the entire Labour Party to be removed from office for decades to come.
What would certainly not happen, would be for that same politician to be immediately handed lucrative global speaking contracts, while continually being asked to pop up in the media to offer advice to their successors.
Yet one year after Liz Truss left office and that is exactly what she is now doing.