So, Liz Truss has written a hefty 4000-word essay in the Sunday Telegraph claiming she was “brought down by the left-wing economic establishment”. Right.
You know, not that a disastrous economic policy (which cost the UK £30billion in a cost of living crisis, by the way) had anything to with it.
Truss and former chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng’s mini-budget in September crashed the markets and led the pound to hit an all-time low against the dollar. It had contained £45bn in tax cuts.
It’s not exactly surprising that social media had quite a lot to say about the attempts of our former prime minister’s to redeem her name… especially in the same week it’s rumoured she wants to make a comeback to frontline politics.
She wrote: “I am not claiming to be blameless in what happened, but fundamentally I was not given a realistic chance to enact my policies by a very powerful economic establishment, coupled with a lack of political support.”
From dogs who destroyed their owners’ living rooms claiming they too were brought down by the left-wing economic establishment, to parody MPs lauding Truss for saying she was betrayed by tofu-stained bankers, the comedians of social media had a field day.