Nadine O’Regan: When one high-profile woman fails, all women falter

Liz Truss’s swift fall from grace, well deserved though it may be, drags other women down in the same way that another woman’s success buoys us up

Liz Truss delivers her resignation speech at No 10 Downing Street after just 45 days as British prime minister. PIcture: Bloomberg

In the end, Liz Truss proved to be no contest against the lettuce. The lettuce, you’re probably aware if you follow British politics, is a real-life lettuce which was bought from a grocery store for 60p, stuck up on a live video on YouTube on October 14 and left to wilt at a rate that has proven to be slower than the Conservative leader’s grip on power.

When, last Thursday, Truss finally offered her resignation, ...