Anthony McIntyre ✒ She lasted as long as Brian Clough did as manager of Leeds United. 

As with him, her own players brought her down after 44 days in charge.  I suppose if there is a sliver of consolation in it for British Prime Minister Liz Truss, it is that her time as leader of the Conservative Party was twice as long as that managed by Edwin Poots as head honcho of the DUP. 

Still, it is all relative and the consolation small. She might have been laughed out of the Tory top spot but Poots was laughed into the DUP numero uno slot for holding the ridiculous belief that the earth is only 6000 years old. That's Britain's northern Bantustan where the ridiculous all too easily becomes normalised.

Poots no doubt believed in talking donkeys as well, it being one of the many laughable claims to be found in the inerrant bible, the literal believers of which are fluent in hee-haw. Which leads in nicely to Truss's predecessor, Boris Johnson. Now if ever there was support for some of the more outlandish claims in the bible it was this - here we had a pedigree talking donkey. Johnson was dishonesty personified, the lie made flesh. His dissembling was on a par with Donald Trump's. He will be remembered for being an incompetent prime minister as well as the most shameless prevaricator to have held the office. But he had a charisma that Truss lacked: she was bland, he was brazen. The latter being a character trait which allowed Johnson to hold on to the sinking ship while refusing to accept that it was going under because of his weight pressing down on it.

There was no such antics with Truss. When told by the carnival attendants that time was up, there would not be another spin on the merry-go-round, she went meekly and with a lot more dignity than Johnson ever displayed. Sure, she tried to list her accomplishments which amounted roughly to the amount of times Boris told the truth. Even disgraced Prime Ministers will be allowed a veil to hide their blushes. In the end she got out of cabinet before it had time to get out of her.

Truss was a lightweight prime minster who got the post most likely because her colour was more appealing to the party eye than the other fella, Rishi Sunak. She behaved as if she was a president who could make executive decisions, prompting some to feel she was a little dictator. What her cabinet might have thought seemed not to matter. Her turnaround on the disastrous mini budget denied her the accolade that adorned Margaret Thatcher - the Lady was not for turning. She turned, the Tories burned. The dying embers of her premiership will smoulder on for another week when someone else will be appointed to screw the undeserving poor. The Iron Lady stayed in 10 Downing Street for eleven years. The Bin Lady was unceremoniously dumped well short of eleven weeks.

The Conservatives are desperately hoping that the new hand on the tiller will navigate the party out of choppy waters. They might even settle for any colour of port in a storm. If not, Labour's Tory leader, Sir Keir Starmer will have his turn to prop up the rich and piss on the poor.

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Anthony McIntyre ✒ She lasted as long as Brian Clough did as manager of Leeds United. 

As with him, her own players brought her down after 44 days in charge.  I suppose if there is a sliver of consolation in it for British Prime Minister Liz Truss, it is that her time as leader of the Conservative Party was twice as long as that managed by Edwin Poots as head honcho of the DUP. 

Still, it is all relative and the consolation small. She might have been laughed out of the Tory top spot but Poots was laughed into the DUP numero uno slot for holding the ridiculous belief that the earth is only 6000 years old. That's Britain's northern Bantustan where the ridiculous all too easily becomes normalised.

Poots no doubt believed in talking donkeys as well, it being one of the many laughable claims to be found in the inerrant bible, the literal believers of which are fluent in hee-haw. Which leads in nicely to Truss's predecessor, Boris Johnson. Now if ever there was support for some of the more outlandish claims in the bible it was this - here we had a pedigree talking donkey. Johnson was dishonesty personified, the lie made flesh. His dissembling was on a par with Donald Trump's. He will be remembered for being an incompetent prime minister as well as the most shameless prevaricator to have held the office. But he had a charisma that Truss lacked: she was bland, he was brazen. The latter being a character trait which allowed Johnson to hold on to the sinking ship while refusing to accept that it was going under because of his weight pressing down on it.

There was no such antics with Truss. When told by the carnival attendants that time was up, there would not be another spin on the merry-go-round, she went meekly and with a lot more dignity than Johnson ever displayed. Sure, she tried to list her accomplishments which amounted roughly to the amount of times Boris told the truth. Even disgraced Prime Ministers will be allowed a veil to hide their blushes. In the end she got out of cabinet before it had time to get out of her.

Truss was a lightweight prime minster who got the post most likely because her colour was more appealing to the party eye than the other fella, Rishi Sunak. She behaved as if she was a president who could make executive decisions, prompting some to feel she was a little dictator. What her cabinet might have thought seemed not to matter. Her turnaround on the disastrous mini budget denied her the accolade that adorned Margaret Thatcher - the Lady was not for turning. She turned, the Tories burned. The dying embers of her premiership will smoulder on for another week when someone else will be appointed to screw the undeserving poor. The Iron Lady stayed in 10 Downing Street for eleven years. The Bin Lady was unceremoniously dumped well short of eleven weeks.

The Conservatives are desperately hoping that the new hand on the tiller will navigate the party out of choppy waters. They might even settle for any colour of port in a storm. If not, Labour's Tory leader, Sir Keir Starmer will have his turn to prop up the rich and piss on the poor.

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9 comments:

  1. I guess Jonathan Pie was right, She was there to fling her own shit at the wall to see what would stick because they know they'll never be re-elected after this colossal clusterfuck. And now the race is on to see who wants to eat shit in a blatant exercise in self adulation. Says everything when even the permanently baffled geriatric Biden wades into internal Brit affairs, along with the Germans who know a thing or two about unpopular leaders. They thought they were getting a Thatcher, instead they got a callous twat who underestimated the sharpness of the knives of the cunts around her. Ah well, two more brit PM's to go before Christmas ho ho ho...

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    1. they seem to be talking seriously about Boris being in the race FFS

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  2. Actually, Liz Truss lasted a day longer than Clough's tenure at Elland Road where another potential leadership crisis is brewing after that appalling result and performance at Leicester tonight.

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    1. Barry - not that it much matters but the media has her down as 44 days - and I am sure I am right that Clough got 44. But hey, plenty of room for error. I'd like to think I am right about him - would mean my memory is not declining at the pace I thought!!! I think you need to go onto Peter Anderson's piece and give an account of yourself for still supporting Leeds!! They seem to be doing the same as they did under Bialsa and for which they sacked him.

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    1. you would like him back for the comedy value - there are others who want him back because they think he is the man!!

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  4. You got it in one Anthony. I honestly believe The Donald and Bojo would be great on the Edinburgh Fringe....PMQ's is some of the satire around and Bojo made it funny. Even you said Bojo at the very least has charisma. The Donald has charisma too., here is a thought...Bojo leads the Tory party to another win with a reduced majority and The Donald wins in Nov 2024.......Gotta be worth a 50p Paddy Power special....

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  5. Neither of these two entitled sociopaths will win again.

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    1. I hope you are right about that but as Frankie says it is not complete loser's bet.

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