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Liz Truss

Total 73 Posts
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party for 50 days, between 6 September 2022 and 25 September 2022.

Trust in UK politics has taken a hit after recent chaos – and historical data suggests only a change of government can fix it

4 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 voters

4 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.

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak: Who is he and how did he end up with the top job in British politics?

6 min read
It has been a short but very eventful journey to the top for a man who has only been in parliament since 2015.

The five causes of Liz Truss’s downfall explained

4 min read
Liz Truss, the shortest-serving prime minister in British history, ran into trouble even before taking office.

The Tory lettuceship contest

6 min read
Party still comes before country and constituents and democracy to the Conservatives. The Tories would do anything now, including giving Boris Johnson another go at being PM, to avoid annihilation in a General Election.

Why Liz Truss finally lost control of MPs

5 min read
After years of testing the limits of British democracy, the government finally got a taste of its own medicine when Labour used a parliamentary mechanism to lay Tory divisions bare.
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