Do You Feel in Charge? How the Tory Establishment Clawed Back Power From Truss’s Milquetoast Revolution

Posted on AllSides October 21st, 2022
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Grassroots members and supporters of the Conservative Party have been put back in their place by the party’s parliamentary elite, with Liz Truss ousted and an establishment premier likely to replace her.

Truss was hardly a staunch conservative given her strenuous support for Remain during the Brexit referendum, immediate postponement of any action against the EU over its behaviour in Northern Ireland, and desire to increase the country’s already record-high levels of immigration.

However, she was elected Conservative leader by ordinary Conservative Party members — against the wishes of the MPs who make up...

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