Just a few weeks into her role as premier, Liz Truss has already come under fire for a widely panned mini-budget.
The prime minister’s popularity swiftly declined as a result of tax-cutting pronouncements, including the 45p income tax rate cut that was abandoned after the UK was thrown into financial trouble. Her own MPs as well as critics from other political parties voiced their displeasure.
The prime minister’s popularity quickly dwindled as a result of tax-cutting pronouncements, such as the 45p income tax rate cut that was abandoned after the UK was thrown into financial difficulty. Her own MPs, as well as critics from other political parties, expressed their dissatisfaction.
Now, The Economist magazine, a respected publication with 1.3 million readers, has become the latest to launch an extraordinary attack on Truss, implying the prime minister is already fighting for her political life.
The magazine compared Truss to lettuce in a stinging critique, predicting that her time in office will be brief.
They wrote: “Liz Truss is already a historical figure. However long she now lasts in office, she is set to be remembered as the prime minister whose grip on power was the shortest in British political history.
“Ms Truss entered Downing Street on 6 September. She blew up her own government with a package of unfunded tax cuts and energy-price guarantees on 23 September.
“Take away the 10 days of mourning after the death of the Queen, and she had seven days in control. That is the shelf-life of a lettuce.”