Liz Truss’s damp squib conference speech offers no hope to clapping Tories


Liz Truss delivered a conference speech to the Tory faithful – and that’s the best that can be said about it.

Party members clapped at appropriate moments but it was as though they had been told where to do it, to prevent awkward silences such as we heard during her leadership acceptance speech,

This Writer was live-tweeting all the way through it, so here’s a spot-analysis of what she had to say:

So there you have it: nothing worthwhile – just a lot of waffle and more Tory divide-and-rule attacks on what Truss sees as her enemies.

I don’t think she’ll still be in post by Christmas.

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