The Independent

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!

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Liz Truss leaves home yesterday

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