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Sunak urged to strip Truss’s whip for conspiracy theories

  • Labour criticises Liz Truss
  • Truss’s controversial US appearances
  • Calls for whip removal

Recent media appearances in the United States, during which the former Prime Minister claimed her economic strategy was “sabotaged” by the left, have earned her criticism.

Labour has requested Rishi Sunak to remove Liz Truss’ whip in light of her US appearance issue.

The former Prime Minister was accused by the Labour Party chair, Anneliese Dodds, of “propagating conspiracy theories” and “associating with individuals who have praised the far right in our country.”

Ms Dodds stated, “This is extremely disturbing, and we have not seen any action being taken.”

Ms Truss had made a series of contentious appearances in recent weeks, one of which was a speech in Washington during which she claimed that US President Joe Biden was “asleep at the wheel” and needed to be “kicked out” of the White House (Ms Dodds referenced this speech).

At CPAC, Ms. Truss claimed that the “deep state” and “administrative state” “sabotaged” her tax-cutting efforts.

It has also been criticised that the former Prime Minister, whose tenure was brief (49 days) due to the economic markets being alarmed by her mini-budget, participated in an interview with Steve Bannon, the controversial former strategist of Donald Trump. Bannon praised former far-right English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson as a “hero” while remaining silent.

“Liz ought to have known better”

Ms Truss was criticised by former Conservative chancellor Sir Sajid Javid for neglecting to challenge Mr Bannon. Javid wrote on X: “I wish every Member of Parliament would confront such a statement directly. Liz ought to have known better.”

Additionally, Ms Truss asserted in her speech that the Conservative Party is currently functioning within an antagonistic milieu and that “left-wing elites” will receive “advice and facilitation from our adversaries in China, Iran, and Russia.”

Sunak urged to strip truss's whip for conspiracy theories
Sunak urged to strip truss's whip for conspiracy theories

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Despite being in power since 2010, the senior Conservative regretted her failed attempts to rule the UK. She claimed that “the left” and the long-standing governance of the West by the left were to blame.

Ms. Truss said the left “refused to acknowledge” their electoral loss and “utilised” the courts as weapons.

Farage Collaboration

In an interview following her speech, she stated her openness. She was willing to collaborate with Nigel Farage, the former UKIP and Reform leader, to reform the Conservative Party.

Labour’s censure of Ms Truss coincides with the Conservatives being embroiled in a dispute over former deputy party chair and outspoken MP for Ashfield, Lee Anderson, whose claim that “Islamists” controlled the capital city and London Mayor Sadiq Khan has already resulted in the removal of his whip.

The MP, who previously served as a Labour councillor before defecting to the Tories, stated to GB News last week: “While I do not consider the Islamists to have control over our nation as a whole, I do believe they do have control over Khan and London. In fact, he has leased our nation’s capital to his companions.”

A backlash has been generated by the remarks from both ends of the political spectrum. Sir Keir Starmer, leader of the Labour Party, described the incident as a “horrendous racist and Islamophobic outburst.” Conservative peer Baroness Warsi said “anti-Muslim racism” was being used “as an electoral campaign tool.”

Labour wrote to the Prime Minister seeking him to intervene in Ms Truss and Mr Anderson’s cases.

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