Liz condemned for comeback 'fantasy.
• Tory MPs say 4,000-word defence of six weeks in Downing St is 'nonsense' • Former Brexit secretary leads warnings against bid to return to top of the party • Top Cameron aide warns Sunak now has two ex-PMs 'trying to grab the wheel'
Liz Truss and her allies were accused of living in a “fantasy” yesterday after her defence of her disastrous six-week reign in No 10 sparked a furious backlash from senior Tories. The former prime minister was accused of “sour grapes” after she offered no apology for the turmoil of the autumn in a 4,000-word article that blamed the “economic establishment” and resistance to tax cuts from her own party. But supporters of the prime minister accused Ms Truss of trying to destabilise Rishi Sunak’s government, warning that she and her allies were deluded if they thought she could launch a successful bid to lead the Conservative Party once again. Writing for The Independent, Sir Craig Oliver, No 10 communications chief under David Cameron, warned that Ms Truss was now one of two former prime ministers who were trying to “grab the wheel” from Mr Sunak.
Amber Rudd I said I wouldn't trust Boris to drive me home... then he tried to get me in back of his car!