Liz Truss

Sack Andrew Bailey? Let’s look at the case against him

20 April 2024 9:00 am

The Governor of the Bank of England, Andrew Bailey, is a loyal and well-intentioned public servant in a role that,…

How has the Conservative party’s ‘Dr No’ escaped everyone’s notice for so long?

18 November 2023 9:00 am

This malevolent figure has been at the centre of the party for more than 40 years, says Nadine Dorries. But nothing in The Plot bears much relation to reality

Sunak’s new strategy: hard truths

23 September 2023 9:00 am

The last time Tory activists and MPs gathered for their annual party conference, it didn’t end well. Liz Truss had…

Dominic Cummings understands Singapore. The Tories still don’t

2 April 2023 4:00 pm

I’ve read Kwasi Kwarteng’s surprisingly positive review of my book, Crack-Up Capitalism. Although it was unexpected to see someone from the…

Liz Truss, Brexit and the petulant anger at reality

6 February 2023 11:45 pm

The time it takes to mount a political comeback gets shorter and shorter, doesn’t it? The last prime minister but…

Trussonomics is slowly winning the argument

6 February 2023 1:55 am

It was self-indulgent, whinging. Dull in places while completely batty in others. All the usual insults will be hurled at…

Was Liz Truss denied a ‘realistic chance’ to succeed?

5 February 2023 5:49 pm

‘I assumed upon entering Downing Street that my mandate would be respected and accepted. How wrong I was.’ This is…

What everyone knows but no one says about Brexit

29 October 2022 9:00 am

Theresa May’s premiership is now a memory. Boris Johnson’s time in office assumes the status of a rather brief, if…

Liz Truss: my part in her downfall

29 October 2022 9:00 am

Her former economic adviser on what went wrong

The Liz Truss survival plan

22 October 2022 9:00 am

At the first stage of the Conservative leadership race, when Liz Truss was trying to win MPs’ support, her message…

Has a Conservative government got any power at all?

22 October 2022 9:00 am

In the House of Commons on Monday, someone accused Liz Truss’s government of being ‘in office but not in power’.…

Portrait of the week: Truss says sorry, Hunt reverses mini-Budget and Kanye West buys Parler

22 October 2022 9:00 am

Home Liz Truss said in a BBC interview as Prime Minister that she wanted to ‘say sorry for the mistakes…

Liz Truss and the art of rhetoric

22 October 2022 9:00 am

Liz Truss was spot-on in arguing that the only way in which a state can flourish is by combining low…

The lady vanishes: the Truss agenda is dead

22 October 2022 9:00 am

The Truss agenda is dead

What will the Halloween Budget bring?

22 October 2022 9:00 am

What will the Halloween Budget bring?

Divided they fall: can the Tories save themselves?

22 October 2022 9:00 am

Seldom has support for a government fallen so far, so fast. Polls show that 24 per cent of the public…

Who was George Canning? (1973)

21 October 2022 2:18 am

Until Liz Truss, George Canning was the shortest-serving prime minister. He needn’t be forgotten by pub quizzers, general knowledge collectors and…

Why Liz Truss had to go

21 October 2022 1:49 am

The Liz Truss survival plan was, in the end, unworkable. She not only hired her enemies – Grant Shapps and Jeremy…

Liz Truss apologises for the chaos. What next?

18 October 2022 8:29 am

Finally, we hear from the Prime Minister. Liz Truss has given an interview to the BBC’s political editor Chris Mason.…

Has Hunt restored the government’s fiscal credibility?

18 October 2022 4:23 am

Jeremy Hunt set out at the start of the weekend with one goal in mind: that when the gilt markets…

Can you feel sorry for Liz Truss?

17 October 2022 5:00 pm

It is not easy to feel sorry for Liz Truss. She has a deeply unattractive streak of vanity – when…

How long can Liz Truss hold on?

17 October 2022 1:38 am

How much trouble is Liz Truss in? Just six weeks into her premiership, the Prime Minister’s economic plans are in…

Jeremy Hunt is the ‘unity’ leader the Tories need

17 October 2022 1:15 am

Liz Truss is now prime minister in name only: Jeremy Hunt, her chancellor of the exchequer, now holds power. He…

Watch: first Tory MP calls for Truss to go

17 October 2022 12:00 am

In office, Liz Truss promised to be the ‘disruptor in chief’. Unfortunately, most of that disruption has proved to be…

Does Joe Biden know what ‘super-wealthy’ Americans pay in tax?

16 October 2022 7:30 pm

Joe Biden, ice cream in hand as so often, yesterday pronounced on Liz Truss’s tax reform disaster. ‘I wasn’t the…