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The Premiership of Mary Elizabeth Truss.Sept 2022-?

Discussion in 'off topic' started by TheDecameron, Sep 5, 2022.

  1. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    Thought it best. Boris- just got rid.
     
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  2. Snufkin

    Snufkin pfm Member

  3. notaclue

    notaclue pfm Member

    After a never-ending series of Truss' gaffes and weirdness, I reckon Steve Baker will be the first to say that she must go. Sometime around late January 2023. Or could be next week...
     
  4. Sue Pertwee-Tyr

    Sue Pertwee-Tyr neither here nor there

    I'm not counting any chickens. He's not handed over yet, and he's already planning a comeback. I foresee fingernail scratches on the threshold of No.10 tomorrow.
     
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  5. narabdela

    narabdela who?

    One lives in hope.
     
  6. Sue Pertwee-Tyr

    Sue Pertwee-Tyr neither here nor there

    Time to panic buy popcorn, perhaps?
     
  7. tones

    tones Tones deaf

  8. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    The pound slipped to $1.15 today and news of her election failed to shift the dial.
     
  9. SteveS1

    SteveS1 I heard that, pardon?

    Perhaps be good for exports - except we've sh1t the bed with our biggest partner and made exports more difficult so they are also down.

    Perhaps help inward investment - except fewer businesses feel inclined to base themselves outside of the single market (unless huge bungs are involved to soften those effects). Surprisingly inward investment is also down.

    Nevermind, perhaps coming to the UK (paperwork permitting) to be paid in a currency that is losing value will attract staff to address the crippling shortages in health, social care, retail, agriculture and hospitality - or perhaps not.

    She might last longer than May, but I doubt it. Her stated (they change with the wind) objectives are already completely incompatible.
     
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  10. tones

    tones Tones deaf

    Lovely title of a Fintan O'Toole article in the Irish Times:

    Liz Truss will make Johnson seem a political genius, May a mistress of empathy, Cameron a beacon of sincerity
     
  11. tones

    tones Tones deaf

    My goodness, CHF1.12 - what do I want on Amazon UK???
     
  12. sean99

    sean99 pfm Member

    Onward and downward. I'm just back from a very pleasant trip to England to visit family. We had a great time, but the NHS is totally broken (mother very ill, waiting months for specialist referral), the trains are totally broken (random cancellations on both trips we tried to make), the currency is in the toilet, and inflation is rocketing. Plus strikes by postal workers, dock workers and now barristers. I fear it will be a terrible winter.
    When I left the UK in 1997 it was on its knees after 17 years of Conservative rule, and it seems the Tories have done it again, only this time the damage with Brexit could be even worse. If the Tories win the next election I will lose hope that England will ever recover.
     
  13. Dozey

    Dozey Air guitar member

    England? Beyond hope. But Scotland still has a chance.
     
  14. Spike

    Spike pfm Member

    “Plus strikes by postal workers, dock workers and now barristers”
    Add rail workers and possibly teachers.
    What’s the problem with this?
     
  15. matthewr

    matthewr spɹɐʍʞɔɐq spɹoɔǝɹ ɹnoʎ sʎɐld

  16. Colin L

    Colin L High-tech low-life

    Dominic Cummings remarked, of all the people in government he found Liz Truss to be the most "properly crackers" of them all.
    Well and truly bought by the IEA and the US right-wing influence peddlars, and reliant on the ERG and other right-wing nutters in the Tory, we can look forward to a truly right-wing economic agenda.
    Tax cuts and trickle-down economics here we come.

    This seems appropriate...

    https://twitter.com/acjjustice/status/1457504895037317129?s=21&t=tGuK-gLa1_AX45mMHyW_BA
     
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  17. tones

    tones Tones deaf

    Sir Arnold's comment at 0.25 was never truer:

     
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  18. klfrs

    klfrs chill out

    Looking on the positive apects of Liz Truss being Prime Minister of UK at least we are all going to die.
     
  19. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    A quick round-up of the likely cabinet of the Trussmageddon in TheWeekInTory.
     
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  20. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    On the plus side it could be entertaining & I may get a tax cut;)

    The contest was less dumb & dumber but more grim & grimmer.

    The fuel crisis is pretty unsolvable in the near term so we need forward planning with renewables & probably nuclear.

    A pox on everyone who voted Tory & Brexit, a minor slap with a leather glove to those still moaning about Starmer. Get the Tories out, the sooner the better.
     

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