Book review: Depraved New World is an intimate, scathing dispatch about the failure of Britain’s ruling class

The forensic writing of

Liz Truss, Rishi Sunak and Boris Johnson

The omens for Liz Truss’s British premiership weren’t good. At a Westminster press conference in July 2022, she launched her campaign to replace Boris Johnson as Tory leader. Introduced to the audience by Kwasi Kwarteng, Truss got lost after walking through the door of the room and couldn’t find her way to the podium.

After eventually navigating to the front and misreading her speech, Truss couldn’t find her way out of the room and walked ...