Liz Truss is no longer in charge – if she ever was. But who IS?

Liz Truss: she was expected to be a puppet of the right-wing Tufton Street think tanks, but with her policies destroyed, that’s gone. Who does she represent now? And how long will it be until they get rid of her?

It’s very hard to sum up the situation concisely but I’ve found a few videos to help out.

The situation seems clear: Liz Truss’s entire policy position has been dismantled in a day. She has no more influence on politics in the United Kingdom. Jeremy Hunt has been appointed to make the hard decisions. But is he in charge now? Or is someone else?

Here’s Phil Moorhouse:

So Hunt has very little influence but no obvious candidate to take over after he has done the dirty work seems to present itself. Strings are being pulled from the shadows and we don’t know who’s doing the pulling.

Perhaps we’ll find out eventually.

In the meantime, what will happen to Truss?

Here’s the situation right now, according to Sky News:

What does that mean? That she’s safe for the moment because nobody can be found to replace her?

Here’s Professor Tim Wilson:

He thinks Truss has been told to stay put while the grown-ups make the hard decisions. She’ll be pensioned off after being in post for 60 days – is that her pay-off?

Hunt can’t replace her and even the idea that he is prime minister in all but name is an illusion. Penny Mordaunt can’t because she came across as “nasty” in answering the UQ on Monday (October 17).

Rishi Sunak is silent so Prof Wilson expects him to turn up as part of whatever replaces Truss.

Whatever happens, one thing is certain – it won’t have anything to do with the will of the UK electorate.

In the Mother of all Parliaments, democracy is well and truly dead.

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