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Liz Truss has become Britain's longest-serving Prime Minister.

Liz Truss has become Britain's longest-serving Prime Minister.

Liz Truss received advice from Queen Elizabeth.

Maybe I should have followed suit, the former prime minister writes in a new book.

There she also talks about the itch she got when the family moved to 10 Downing Street.

The feeling when Queen Elizabeth died during her reign. Fleas in the Prime Minister's residence. And everything that happened went wrong.

The short version

She was Prime Minister of Britain for only 49 days. The economy was collapsing when she and the Chancellor of the Exchequer launched a plan they thought would speed up Britain.

Liz Truss had to endure criticism and ridicule. One A tabloid went live to verify the iceberg's authority It lasted longer than her reign.

Now she's come up with her version.

I felt like a prisoner

In the book “Ten Years to Save the West,” she says, among other things:

  • She felt itchy for weeks after they moved into the Prime Minister's residence at 10 Downing Street because of fleas. Doubts arose around his predecessor Boris Johnson's dog, despite the lack of “conclusive evidence.”
  • She felt like a prisoner in the Prime Minister's residence, because there were so many security measures. She sent her teenage daughters to sort things out because they got off more easily. Truss also complains that she did not get help with her hair or makeup while she was Prime Minister.
  • Of the shock when Queen Elizabeth died immediately after Truss became Prime Minister. She described being told this on her second day as Prime Minister as unreal. “I thought: Why me? Why now?” He adds that other prime ministers might have had a more grandiose speech ready at such a historic moment. She herself just felt sad.
  • The advice Queen Elizabeth gave her, just two days before the queen's death: “Be careful of yourself.” Don't go too fast. In retrospect, Liz Truss says it's advice she probably should have followed.
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Blame everyone

But according to reviewers, there are few traces of self-criticism beyond that. Instead, she blames everyone for what went wrong and asserts that she was right. In an interview with The Daily Telegraph She says that whoever blames her for the collapse of the economy is lying.

“They're either very stupid or very evil,” says Truss.

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She believes that she had no opportunity to implement her economic policy because she was in opposition. It describes the enemy as the “deep state.” In short, she believes that bureaucrats and left-leaning institutions did not want her to succeed. The Central Bank, the Ministry of Finance and the Budget Office were identified as targets. I thought about dismissing the governor of the Central Bank.

She believes the left and environmentalists have seized power in the West.

– Why am I the only conservative in the room, she asked herself at a gathering of world leaders at Buckingham Palace after the death of Queen Elizabeth: US President Joe Biden, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and French President Emmanuel Macron.

She now supports Donald Trump.

Trump supporter

After stepping down as Prime Minister, she made friends with conservative American politicians close to Donald Trump. Earlier this year, she attended one of Trump's most important meeting places, the Conservative Political Action Conference, alongside Trump's former chief strategist Stephen Bannon. It is now described as far-right populism, according to the Associated Press.

This is happening at the same time that the Conservative Party in Great Britain is about to suffer a stinging electoral defeat. It can lead to a discussion about the direction of the party.

In February, Liz Truss attended the Conservative Political Action Conference, a meeting place for ultra-conservative Republicans in the US and a favorite meeting place for Trump supporters.

– Shamelessly

The book was butchered by many British commentators. It is seen as a gift package for Labour.

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Parents The reviewer believes that she is unabashedly critical of herself. He writes that it is shocking how little she understands the British economy after serving in various governments for a decade. times She also thinks her self-awareness is surprisingly weak.

The Daily TelegraphWhich is considered closely associated with the Conservative Party, shows more sympathy.

The book describes her as having so little self-awareness that she is almost innocent, and portrays the task as nearly impossible, the reviewer wrote.