World leaders gathered in Britain for preparation for the funeral of the late Queen. Liberated from the need to sit down for an unofficial bilateral with Joe Biden, Liz Truss could continue work on the emergency mini-Budget, and preparations for her visit to the United Nations later that week.
Having met with Anthony Albanese of Australia and Jacinda Ardern of New Zealand at Chequers the previous evening, Truss spent the 18th of September meeting Michael Martin, the Irish Taoiseach, alongside Justin Trudeau, her Canadian equivalent, and Andrzej Duda, the Polish President.
A poll by Redfield and Wilton Strategies showed the Conservatives gaining four points, a Labour lead of eight, the Government’s competency rating up twenty five points from the last poll with Johnson as Prime Minister, and with a net approval rating of Truss of plus three per cent. She led Keir Starmer by four points as to who would be the better premier.
With acknowledgments to Harry Cole and James Heale‘s Out of the Blue: the Inside Story of the Unexpected Rise and Rapid Fall of Liz Truss