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Liz Truss Could Be the Final Nail in the Conservative Party’s Coffin

Liz Truss Could Be the Final Nail in the Conservative Party’s Coffin
British Prime Minister Liz Truss makes a speech at the Conservative Party conference, Birmingham, England, Oct. 5, 2022 (AP photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth).

Few institutions in British political life have seemed more indestructible than the Conservative Party. But Prime Minister Liz Truss’ chaotic first month in office has shattered what remained of the party’s reputation for economic competence. Now a pillar of British political life for 200 years is now facing electoral extinction.

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