Vincent Boland: Truss’s agenda from a vanished age unlikely to save poor old Britannia
A country struggling with chronic economic weakness and low productivity will now be led by a prime minister whose ideas are steeped in Thatcherite nostalgia
One of the unusual things about Britain’s departed prime minister and the woman who replaced him is that both are published authors. Boris Johnson wrote a biography of Winston Churchill that was long on hero worship and short on insight. Liz Truss, who became prime minister last Tuesday, is the co-author of a book entitled Britannia Unchained, which appeared in 2012.
Truss’s book is a libertarian’s lament for a Britain that, she and her four ...