We still don’t know why Liz Truss couldn’t answer an urgent question directed to her in the House of Commons yesterday (October 17).
Apparently Downing Street has said she was in a meeting with 1922 Committee chair Graham Brady but it seems this is untrue. Phil Moorhouse states in the video below that Brady was clearly visible in the Commons while Penny Mordaunt was answering the UQ and fielding further comments from all sides of the House.
He left around 10 minutes before Truss came in – not long enough to have a meeting (and in any case, Conservative Party business does not take priority over Parliament).
Those aren’t the only problems facing Truss:
And she is meeting Brady.
Apparently, whether she met him during the UQ yesterday or not, she did meet him. And she was expected to meet him again today (October 18). This is thought to be the moment when he’ll tell her whether she’s best-advised to stay or go.
And in the background, a YouGov poll of Conservative Party members – the people who voted her into office only last month – has shown that 55 per cent of them want her out again.
There’s no clear majority for any successor, but the front-runner is – of all people – Boris Johnson, with 32 per cent of the 530 people polled calling for his return, despite the obvious corruption and incompetence of his own time in office:
This tends to indicate that the Conservative Party membership consists of a bunch of dithering pension-pullers who shouldn’t be offered the chance to choose a new national leader.
Worse still, if this is accepted as true, then there’s really no point in them being members at all, because their choices are bad and will be overruled:
Tory Party members voted for Boris Johnson for party leader. MPs forced him out.
Tory Party members then voted for Liz Truss for party leader.
If MPs force her out + block members from selecting a new leader, there will be no point in being a member of the Conservative Party.
— Samantha Smith (@SamanthaTaghoy) October 16, 2022
So: not only is there no point in supporting the Conservatives in Parliament, because they can’t do anything right, but there’s no point in being a Conservative, because Tory Party members can’t make good decisions and they’ll only be overruled by their party in Parliament anyway.
And the longer the Truss farce continues, the worse it will get for them.
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