Liz Truss has revealed that her first book, Ten Years To Save the West, is coming soon – and the internet has a lot to say…
The former prime minister is best known for her 49-day term in office before being thrown out by the Conservative Party for crashing the economy with her disastrous mini-budget.
The Bank of England had to intervene to save the country’s pensions while the pound fell sharply against the US dollar.
Therefore, the name of Truss’ book was seen by her critics on social media as quite an interesting choice, considering how her time in power went.
The book, out April 17 but available for pre-order now, has been described as a “call to action for fellow conservatives who share my belief in our nation and our way of life.”
Confusingly, the front page also carries the headline: “Lessons from the only conservative in the room.”
The backbencher, who held ministerial posts continuously from 2012 to 2022, attempted something of a renaissance this week by attacking her own party and the left.
On Tuesday she appeared as spokesperson for the new Tory backbencher group, the Popular Conservatives.
Shortly before the platform’s launch, a poll from Savanta, seen by HuffPost UK, revealed that Truss was the least popular politician the company polled voters about.
PopCon, as the movement calls itself, promotes sweeping institutional reforms, fights against so-called woke ideas and says it wants to “restore Britain’s democratic accountability”.
In her speech at the opening, Truss barely mentioned her time as Prime Minister in Downing Street.
Instead, she said her party had failed to engage with “left-wing extremists” and claimed the UK was full of “secret conservatives” who agree with her but won’t admit it.
Her speech came after a YouGov poll showed Labor still has a significant lead in the polls, with 44% of respondents saying they would vote for the party, while the Tories trailed by just 23%.
The publisher has published two positive reviews of the book on its website.
Former Prime Minister Boris Johnson said: “I commend this invigorating treatise!”, while Republican US Senator Mike Lee predicted: “Truss will be a leader in this fight for many years to come, and her book does not shy away from the challenges of today and to describe today the challenges of tomorrow.”
This is how the front page was reviewed on X (formerly Twitter)…
Imagine if you shit the bed as much as she does and then write a book called “How Not to Shit the Bed.” Such a strange lot. https://t.co/m2rto69CaV
– IT’S YOUR DECISION, DANIEL 🥇 (@ItsJohnRain) February 8, 2024
The woman who almost single-handedly created an economic crisis in less than a month will save the West? https://t.co/9me4aoYfNQ
– rd is in his tortured poet era (@quitteuslesstbh) February 8, 2024
Source : www.huffingtonpost.co.uk