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John Authers

Liz Truss Still Isn’t for Turning. Why We Should Care

The disgraced prime minister's comeback tour is disingenuous and self-unaware. Yet there’s no question she didn’t understand the financial powder keg she’d inherited. It’s still there.

Blinded to her mistakes?

Blinded to her mistakes?

Photographer: Hollie Adams/Bloomberg

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It’s still not six months since Liz Truss was forced to resign the UK’s prime ministership after only seven weeks in the job. No fall this sudden and complete had happened before in Parliament’s long history. The story of her downfall is extraordinary and has many angles. Her personal limitations as a communicator and politician were cruelly exposed, as were the festering divisions within Britain’s Conservative Party.