Total 77 Posts
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party for 50 days, between 6 September 2022 and 25 September 2022.
How Brexitism is eating conservatism15 min read
Professor Chris Grey’s Brexit analysis – placing Truss’s ‘essay’ and Sunak’s many woes in the wider context of a ‘Brexitist’ capture of conservatism, and how that could lead to a re-alignment of the political right.
There’s no delusion like Tory self-delusion5 min read
After 100 days of soul-searching, Liz Truss has decided there is only one person to blame for her woes: everyone else!
Truss, who lost longevity battle to a lettuce, is on a comeback trail through Washington, DC3 min read
During her trip to America, Liz Truss was happy to be cheered by some Republicans who want Trussonomics-style uber-neo-liberalism.
Brexit is slowly being discredited, but there’s still a long way to go15 min read
Professor Chris Grey’s latest Brexit analysis, looking at how and why even over Christmas the Brexit debate continued, and the case for caution as well as optimism in reading the most recent opinion polls.
Trust in UK politics has taken a hit after recent chaos – and historical data suggests only a change of government can fix it4 min read
The public does not trust British political parties at the moment, particularly not the Tories. This affects their ability to govern because much of governing is about persuading people to do or not to do things, and that becomes impossible if voters believe that they are being lied to all the time.
Britain’s energy price cap left many people confused – especially Conservative voters4 min read
A third of the people surveyed incorrectly thought there was a £2,500 cap on energy bills following Liz Truss’s claim that her government was “making sure nobody is paying fuel bills of more than £2,500”.
Resignation honours — What are they, why are they so controversial and can the system ever be changed?5 min read
The prospect of Boris Johnson and Liz Truss adding peers to the House of Lords has reopened a knotty debate that never quite gets resolved.