The chance that she can get policies through the House to continue on the course she has set when it is already so glaringly obviously disastrous is very low.

So can she be prime minister? I candidly doubt it.

Another one of those testable propositions, isn’t it?

11 thoughts on “Hmmm”

  1. We are seeing the emergence of our own variant of TDS, Truss Derangement Syndrome.

    The telegraph has unsurprisingly been particularly vehement when criticising……….….everything.

  2. @John: Indeed. What we’re really seeing is that the left, most of the Conservative party, and our professional ‘expert’ classes hate free markets.

    The idea that Kwart abandoned fiscal prudence is silly; Osborne abandoned it with the triple-lock and NHS ring-fencing.

  3. What we’re really seeing is that the left, most of the Conservative party, and our professional ‘expert’ classes hate free markets.

    The uniparty permanent government that has been running the economy so successfully for the last 25 years is terrified of being shown up.

  4. Bloke in North Dorset

    It really is back to ‘79. No matter what policy Thatcher proposed, the great and the good, especially in her own party, were opposed.

    And listening to reports of Labour’s conference and Starmer’s speech, as well as reaction to Truss from wet Tories, they all want a return to ‘70s policies except tHis tiME It WILl bE diFeREnT, because reasons.

    I don’t know if what she’s doing is crazy enough to work, but I’m fairly sure the policies being proposed by those who oppose her and the status quo won’t.

  5. BiW – seems like the Tory wets, the BoE, and just about everybody else is in on the act

    The defenestration of Boris was just a warm up. What they really want is a return to permanent Blairism.

  6. O/T (sort of) – Anyone know what happened to the Bund spread over Treasuries when the Hun nationalised Uniper? (Bit of an effect there on a Finnish firm, Fortum I think).

    The Hun also seems to be pressing ahead with a cut in the VAT rate, and scrapping a household gas levy – plus it looks like Sefe might be going the same way as Uniper.

    So, Kwarteng’s plan isn’t necessarily as unique as presented.

    Fuck knows why the (unnamed) spokesman at the IMF has got his knickers in a twist over inequality.

  7. I’ve just had the misfortune to visit ConHome – find it odd that the commenters there are 90% pro EU, anti liberty big government bedwetter’s. They are all giving her a kicking as well.

  8. “So, can she be Prime Minister? I candidly doubt it”
    In the real world, she not only can be Prime Minister – she is!

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