Liz Truss: Is it her fault that when Theresa May went to the well of Tory talent for her cabinet May was faced with slim pickings?
Liz Truss has been getting some stick for not speaking out against the abuse being levelled at the three judges who clarified Britain’s legal position on a Prime Minister acting without Parliament’s support and, I have to say, I feel a tad sorry for Truss. It was clear from the outset that she was being promoted far too soon and way beyond her capability or experience, which begs the question, why?
I think it is fairly obvious that Theresa May felt the need to sweep through David Cameron’s old cabinet and replace them with people who she felt would be loyal to her, people she might trust as allies. The fact that May has had to promote an MP as junior and so clearly out of the depth as Truss speaks volumes for May’s ‘popularity’ within the Tory party and the working relationships she has with her fellow Conservatives. Given May’s performance since she took over the big chair, it is no surprise that she can rely on so few of her senior colleagues.
The rag tag May assembled as her cabinet really should have had senior political editor’s alarm bells ringing off the hook but the likes of Laura Kuenssberg appear to have been acting as if they have received instructions to offer some sort of soft soap coverage of the new and second successively hapless Tory Prime Minister; even going as far as trying to pass off May’s inability to provide answers during Prime Minister’s Questions as a commendable trait.
I’ve discussed before that the ‘establishment’ are dead set against Jeremy Corbyn making it into Downing Street, and that certainly appears to be the case, but it is worrying that the only thing stopping the actions of Britain’s media corrupting Britain’s Constitution is that Britain does not have a Constitution. I’ll settle for saying that our media are corrupting Britain’s democracy and trying to subvert our law AND, whilst it is the responsibility of Liz Truss, in her position of Lord Chancellor, to defend both Britain’s democracy and law, this is not the first time we have witnessed the Tory party failing to do either.
Is it fair to judge Truss for being incapable for executing her responsibilities in office when she has merely answered the call of a desperate senior colleague, also out of their depth? Well, yes, I guess it is. Truss should resign her position and apologise for her inadequacy to fulfill the role vacated by the disgraceful Gove. We are talking about a very senior position within government, not the state of cheese.