Tom Stockill photographed Liz Truss the Conservative Party politician and Chief Secretary to the Treasury who has been the Member of Parliament for South West Norfolk since 2010. Liz was interviewed in last weekend's Sunday Times by our Political Editor Tim Shipman. "Liz Truss has a claim to be the most outspoken member of the cabinet. “I just took a decision a while ago that I was going to say what I like and wear what I like,” she says with a smile. Positioning herself for a tilt at the Tory leadership, the chief secretary to the Treasury has taken to wearing primary colours. Her politics are similarly bold. That means using the “vast majority” of the £27bn Brexit war chest saved by the chancellor to fund big tax cuts for business and young people. Truss says: “We need to reshape the state and not just think the answer to our problems is spending more money. The most likely age group to agree with that are younger people. We have lowered business rates. Currently we spend £18bn on business support. I’d like to cut the taxes on business — not give them back their own money.” Without radical reform of the housing market the Tories cannot prosper with younger voters, who she calls “the go-getting generation”. To read the full interview click on our profile link #liztruss#conservativeparty#brexit#nodeal#nodealbrexit#conservativemp#leadershipchallenge#politician @elizabeth.truss.mp
The bad news bingo begins...
Over the past 14 years, I’ve had the sometimes pleasurable, occasionally dubious experience of meeting and quickly snapping the busy people running this fair isle ... now they’re lining up to be shot down... it’s a mad mad mad world...
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Here she is again, by unpopular demand...
from the Cabinet of Horrors (www.cabinetofhorrors.org.)
‘The new international trade secretary Liz Truss met with hard-right pressure groups in Washington DC last year to learn about the benefits of Donald Trump’s deregulatory agenda, according to official documents obtained by ‘Unearthed’. In ‘off the record’ meetings with climate sceptic think tanks that have driven Trump’s radical program of de-regulation and tax-cuts, Truss sought to learn whether such policies could benefit the UK.’ .
Read all about the dangers of Truss here: cabinetofhorrors.org. (Words by Tom Scott, pictures by me.) .
Boris Johnson has appointed the most poisonous cabinet in the history of the UK. Crooks, liars, sociopaths, extremists, corporate lobbyists, disaster capitalists... he really scraped the bottom of the barrel to find these villainous politicians. And of course they’re all working towards the same end - to destroy our democracy the way Trump is destroying America’s. Every day for the next 10 days I’ll post one of my drawings from the website.
Caption comp. go on you witty lot, let loose. “Good morning prime minister I’m resigning to take up a career in interior design...I think I’ve got a flair for it...oh an could I have my copy of negotiating for dummies back?...you’ve lent it to Dominic Raab...I didn’t know he could read...impressed!” #liztruss#funny#caption#amusing#brexit
#liztruss#degradedstandards#deregulating#rightwingnutters#bringingingtoxicwastebackfromtheusofa#youdidntellmeaboutthatliz#biglittlelies#greenpeace Liz. You didn’t tell everyone about your little mission to destroy our environment (where we fucking live and breathe!) by casting your lot with a bunch of right wing satanically ignorant nobsticks did you? Just our of interest. When you spoke to the snakes, did they promise you, that they wouldn’t make a move on the nhs, or did they think better than to insult your intelligence? That bit was a joke. I assume, that they assume, that you have zero intelligence. Good work green peace. Every time they leave their slime, we will have evidence, then we will have justice and then most importantly the restoration of common decency. These are tools the liars who seek to rule us through ignorance cannot use. Therefore we must take them back to meaning.