Meet Liz Truss, Britain’s New Conservative Prime Minister
It turns out the Conservatives have been aligning themselves with themselves – it’s not going well for them or anyone else and has little prospect of improvement in the short term.
The most recent character to fall from the clown car and come to power is the new Prime Minister Liz Truss.Truss, Britain’s third-ever female prime minister – and second in the past four years – was once a anti-monarchist Liberal Democrats and the campaign against Brexit. This suggests less of an ideological trajectory than a malleability that bends to power. In the summer of the primaries between her and former prime minister Rishi Sunak, she exposed herself as financially illiterate, politically opportunistic and retarded.
The Conservatives choose their leader by allowing MPs to whittle down the race to the last two and then let members decide. At the start of the game, less than a third of Britons knew who Truss was. She came third out of the final four candidates that her parliamentary colleagues had to choose. But once she got into the last two because the MPs didn’t like her compared to the others and the MPs liked her more than the robot performer Sunak, who accused Sunak of raising taxes and ousted Boris Johnson.Even so, her 57-43 victory was narrowest margin Any Conservative leader elected under current rules. Truss herself has little to recommend, except that she is not Johnson and is the candidate most Conservatives consider the least obnoxious.bring one YouGov poll Showing that 50% of Britons are disappointed that she is the new prime minister (including a third of Conservatives), while 22% are happy that whatever her honeymoon will be, will be short-lived.
In normal times, the Conservatives’ 66-seat majority in parliament may be enough to keep Truss holding out until this parliamentary term ends in 2024. But now is not the usual time. Britain is going through an economic crisis on a scale not seen in half a century or more.
Average gas and electricity bills to rise 80% next month – since April. Inflation is now in double digits and rising.Government departments have started hoarding carbon paper Shang Ke Copy and distribute their work in case a power outage disables the computer.The picture shows quarter Children already living in poverty when the crisis began will escalate, according to a report by the Alliance to End Child Poverty.a recent poll disclose One in four households plan to have no heat this winter.This largest food bank The country said it may have to shut down because it cannot afford the energy bills to keep refrigerators and freezers running.
Resistance is increasing. Rail workers, government lawyers, postal workers, garbage collectors, dockworkers, telecommunications workers and London transport workers are all on strike. Teachers, nurses, lecturers will also soon vote on strike action. Over the past few months, an increasingly aggressive, assertive, articulate and strategic labor movement has emerged that is seeking to bring the fighting from the workplace into the community, with a movement called “enough. ”
This would be the real opponent of Truss. Currently, the prevailing view is that of the strikers. Meetings across the country are enough.
Meanwhile, the official opposition party – Labour – remains indifferent. Having opted to move to the right at a time when the British working class was moving in the other direction, it did everything it could to distance itself from these struggles. Labour leader Keir Starmer has ordered members of his shadow cabinet to stay away from picket lines, seemingly unable to develop a vision or plan for getting out of the crisis.Despite the catastrophic state of the economy, polls show him and his party just short ofhead On Trusses and Tories. As long as Labour keeps its distance from the fight to maintain living standards, the party’s electoral approval ratings will be shaky – and the already widespread electoral cynicism will grow.
Neither Truss nor her party have responded consistently and proportionately to the crisis. Her most consistent promise on the campaign trail has been to implement a series of tax cuts that primarily benefit the wealthy. This will give the most relief to those who hurt the least, while those who are eating or warming will continue to feel depressed. But after the coronavirus pandemic took a huge toll on the public purse, the tax cuts promised by Truss made little sense even from a purely capitalist perspective – which is why it sent the pound tumbling, making it stronger against the dollar. Low. Dollar Compared to when the UK voted to leave the EU.
Other European countries of various political undertones are capping fuel costs, offering massive subsidies to the poorest, raising minimum wages and heavily subsidizing public transport. Starmer proposed banning further increases in energy prices – a popular proposal – but ultimately the crisis exposed the fragility of Britain’s market-oriented system and the need to re-nationalise electricity and gas.
Whatever Trath’s plans are, it’s a safe bet that they won’t work given her preference for small government and the rich at a time when more intervention is needed to help the poor. indeed, a poll Shows that even the Conservatives have little confidence in her ability to handle the crisis. Such a failure means not only a social catastrophe for the lower classes, but also a precarious future for the political class. The Conservatives gained their overwhelming majority by proposing to “get Brexit done”, which has largely entered the traditional Labour core, often referred to as the “red wall” of pro-Brexit.
Brexit is still diplomatically unfinished and has not yielded the benefits promised by the Brexiteers. However, this is now an established fact of electoral life and no longer a wedge issue that can divide Labour’s metropolitan and northern constituencies. The Red Wall constituency takes the most damage. Their voters have the least loyalty to the Conservative Party. When the Conservatives lost Johnson, they not only lost a charlatan and a liar, but the party’s political center of gravity. Truss came into Downing Street at a time of economic turmoil with little loyalty, direction, room for error and time as the leader of a grumpy parliamentary party who would have preferred others. Truly chaotic alliances in times of crisis.