Liz Truss took aim at an “anti-growth coalition” of unions, Remainers, and green campaigners after a fractious few days at Conservative Party Conference. The Prime Minister said in her first leader’s speech that she would guide Britain “through the tempest” of the winter’s looming economic and energy crisis, and would stick with her economic plan for growth, despite the “disruption” it was unleashing.
Reflecting upon her time in office so far, Truss said that as “the last few weeks have shown, it will be difficult” to “change things”. “Whenever there is change, there is disruption. And not everyone will be in favour of change.” Despite the intervention of protestors, the speech was thought to have gone off as well as good be expected.
Meanwhile, Nadine Dorries urged the Prime Minister to change course from some “big mistakes” and “cruel” measures of her first few weeks. A poll suggested Truss was less popular than Jeremy Corbyn at his lowest, and that Boris Johnson was preferred to her.
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