Friday, 19 August 2022
Of No Account
There are going to be bread riots this winter, recalling France on the eve of the Revolution, and the Prime Minister is going to be someone who had gone into politics due to having failed as a common or garden graduate accountant.
Rishi Sunak did stick it out for 14 years, but he ended up being employed by his father-in-law. Liz Truss managed all of nine years before being unemployed for three, and then spent two as Deputy Director of some Westminster Village think tank while she slept her way into a safe seat.
Between these two and Keir Starmer, there has never been a weaker field for the Premiership.