In Liz We Trust[ed]

McCabe, Steven (2022) In Liz We Trust[ed]. Birmingham City University, Centre for Brexit Studies Blog.

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When I started writing this blog on Thursday morning, the intention was to examine the first few days of new Conservative Party leader Liz Truss. In particular, to consider how she will deal with the multitude of crises which confront her, the cost-of living crisis caused by a vast rise in energy costs being the most urgent.

I’m reminded of the reply given by former Conservative Prime Minister Harold Macmillan to the question of what’s the greatest challenge he thought any person holding this role must face was of “Events, dear boy, events”.

Until just after midday on Thursday, the announcement being made in Parliament by Truss as to what her new administration intended to do to alleviate the emerging financial catastrophe confronting almost all the whole population and the vast majority of businesses was the biggest story in this country.

However as became increasingly obvious in the following couple of hours, the world as we know it was about to change.

Item Type: Other
12 September 2022Published Online
Uncontrolled Keywords: Centre for Brexit Studies, CBS, Brexit, BCU, EU, European Union, UK, Birmingham City University, UK Government, UK politics
Subjects: CAH15 - social sciences > CAH15-03 - politics > CAH15-03-01 - politics
Divisions: Research, Innovation, Enterprise and Professional Services > Centre for Brexit Studies
Depositing User: Alex De Ruyter
Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2022 13:44
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2022 13:44

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