Theme: Parties & Elections | Content Type: Book review

Review: Out of the Blue. The Inside Story of the Unexpected Rise and Rapid Fall of Liz Truss, by Harry Cole and James Heale

Mark Garnett


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In recent years it has been unusual to encounter a single book on British politics whose title offers the hope of a happy ending. Thanks to the Conservative Party and some well-informed journalists, two of these rare bibliographical blessings appeared almost simultaneously towards the end of 2022. They are tales of incompetence and over-promotion, whose subjects exhibited sharply contrasting political styles—an amoral, shape-shifting populist in one case; an inflexible, semi-articulate free market fanatic in the other.

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    Mark Garnett

    Dr Mark Garnett is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion at Lancaster University.

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