Liz Truss, who only lasted 49 days in Downing Street, will publish the loftily titled ‘Ten Years to Save the West’ in April, where she will rant about the ‘global left’
Short-lived Prime Minister Liz Truss has unveiled her new book where she’ll double down on her failed ideas.
The former Conservative leader, who only lasted 49 days in Downing Street, will publish the loftily titled “Ten Years to Save the West” in April, where she will rant about the fight against the “global left”. The strapline describes the book as “Lessons from the only Conservative in the room”.
Her publishers Biteback said: “In ‘Ten Years to Save the West’, Truss, who as Prime Minister sought to champion limited government and individual freedom, will argue that the rise of authoritarianism around the world and the adoption of fashionable ideas propagated by the global left give us barely a decade to preserve the economic and cultural freedom and institutions that the West holds so dear.”
The book will include anecdotes from her time in Government, including her last meeting with the Queen, interactions with Vladimir Putin, Chinese leader Xi Jinping and Donald Trump’s administration. It will also cover the “dismay” from the former Remainer at “the political class’s attempt to betray Brexit”. The publishers said Ms Truss will warn too many of her fellow conservatives have been “captured by the left-wing influences that set the agenda and frame the debate”.
The book marks Ms Truss’s latest attempt to return to the political frontline after she crashed the economy during her short stint in power. She launched a new Tory right-wing faction this week called Popular Conservatism, where she attacked her own party colleagues for “looking at their next job”.
Ranting about “wokeism”, she told the audience in Westminster: “Too many of our colleagues are looking at what jobs they get when they leave Parliament, they want to be popular at London dinner parties.” She added: “I never get invited to these parties.”
But in bad news for any comeback hopes, a poll by Savanta found she is the least popular top politician in the country, with a favourability rating of -54 – even worse than Rishi Sunak’s -27. Chris Hopkins, of pollster Savanta said: “It is ironic that Popular Conservatism couldn’t find a more unpopular spokesperson if they actively tried.”