Liz Truss insists she was not the worst prime minister – it was Tony Blair | EUROtoday

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A defiant Liz Truss has insisted she was not the worst prime minister – as she handed the undesirable accolade to Tony Blair.

The 48-year-old, Britain’s shortest-serving prime minister, oversaw the disastrous mini-Budget in 2022 that despatched the markets into freefall throughout her 49 days in workplace.

But the South West Norfolk MP has claimed that three-time election winner Tony Blair was as a substitute the worst chief the nation had ever had.

In an interview along with her native newspaper, Ms Truss additionally once more refused to simply accept accountability for her downfall, blaming “unelected officials” within the Bank of England and different forces for her exit from No 10.

“I campaigned in a leadership election on policies that got the support of Conservative party members, policies that in my view were the right policies. I was thwarted in delivering that,” she informed the Eastern Daily Press.

Liz Trus went down in history as Britain’s shortest-serving prime minister when she resigned on 20 October in 2022
Liz Trus went down in historical past as Britain’s shortest-serving prime minister when she resigned on 20 October in 2022 (PA Archive)

“People criticise politicians who say something and then don’t deliver it – I would never do that. I am truthful. I believe what I am doing and I follow through on that.”

She added: “We have a problem in this country that someone elected on a mandate can’t deliver that mandate because the unelected state don’t want to deliver it. We need to change the way Britain is governed.”

Ms Truss, who has claimed her efforts to chop taxes had been “sabotaged” by the “deep state”, stated: “The worst prime minister in recent years is Tony Blair who created things like the Equality Act, the Human Rights Act and the Climate Change Act.”

She shall be defending a majority of 26,195 on the common election however has been cited as one of many Tory figureheads prone to shedding their seats with Labour commanding a double-digit lead in most opinion polls.

Ms Truss held the seat since 2010 however faces stiff competitors from impartial candidate James Bagge, a former Conservative, and Toby McKenzie, Reform’s candidate.

Mr Bagge, a lawyer and ex-army officer, was amongst distinguished native Conservatives who resigned from the occasion in protest at Ms Truss’s choice as its candidate for the seat by Tory HQ.

Rishi Sunak was final week urged to deselect Ms Truss after she appeared on a “far-right” platform based by a commentator Carl Benjamin who joked about raping an MP, selling her e book, “Ten Years To Save The West”.