3 Times Liz Truss Insulted People She May Have To Work With Soon

Liz Truss couldn't hold back when discussing other senior politicians (Photo: Matthew Horwood via Getty Images)

Liz Truss couldn’t hold back when discussing other senior politicians (Photo: Matthew Horwood via Getty Images)

Liz Truss couldn’t hold back when discussing other senior politicians (Photo: Matthew Horwood via Getty Images)

Liz Truss didn’t hold her tongue during her campaign to become the next Conservative leader.

After Wednesday’s Conservative coups, she has now insulted the Prime Minister of Wales, the Prime Minister of Scotland and the leader of the opposition.

If the current foreign secretary is successful and elected by the 160,000 members of the Conservative Party to become the leader, she will become the next prime minister.

This means that it would have to work with the decentralized governments of Wales, Scotland and northern Irelandat a time when the Union already feels disjointed.

Of course, it’s not uncommon for politicians to attack those representing different parties, but their insults were heavily criticized on Twitter.

Here’s a look at his most scathing insults recently:

1. Prime Minister of Wales

truss described Mark Drakeford, the welsh leader Job party, as a “low energy consumption Corbyn” on Wednesday night during an event in Cardiff.

She said: “The fact is that there are many people in this country who are ashamed of our history, who talk about our country, who say the best days are behind us.

“They are completely wrong. I’m afraid one of them is Mark Drakeford.

She said conservatives would be able to “take on the low-energy version of Jeremy Corbyn that is Mark Drakeford” by “delivering to people on the ground.”

This includes the construction of the M4 Relief Road, a freeway south of Newport intended to ease traffic, but which Drakeford withdrew due to high cost.

Truss promised: “I will suppress your [Drakeford] negativity about Wales and the UK”.

2. Prime Minister of Scotland

On Monday, while in Exeter, Truss described Nicola Sturgeon quite unfavorable in its situation to get a second independence referendum on the line.

Pressed on how she would deal with growing separatist sentiment in Scotland, Truss said: “The best thing to do with Nicola Sturgeon is to ignore her.”

She added: “I’m sorry, she’s an attention seeker, that’s what she is.”

Sturgeon has been trying to get Westminster approval to legally hold a second vote for Scots on whether to secede from the rest of the UK, but Boris Johnson repeatedly rejected it, as the last independence referendum was in 2014.

Scotland’s prime minister has since vowed to make the next general election in 2024 a “de facto referendum”.

There is little love lost between Sturgeon and the Conservative Party anymore – she and Johnson have traded many insults over the years.

3. Leader of the Opposition

Truss also dubbed Sir Keir Starmer a “plastic patriot” during her raids in Cardiff on Wednesday.

This isn’t the first time she has insulted the Labor leader – last week, she went a step further and called him a “condescending plastic patriot”.

Defeating Labor in the upcoming general election has been a key policy for both Truss and her opponent. Rishi Sunak have advocated, although neither has really figured out what that means.

This comes after a poll by Redfield & Wilton Strategies for The Telegraph found that voters would actually choose Starmer as the next prime minister over Truss and Sunak.

This article was originally published on HuffPost UK and has been updated.


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