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This certainly lends support to my "The Tories have no idea what they're doing" hypothesis.

What are the chances of a general election being called? I'm probably expecting a bit too much integrity and self-reflection from that crowd.

Somehow, I don't think Liz Truss is quite going to live up to her aspirations of 'Thatcher 2.0." On the plus side, she has lasted a bit longer than U.S President William Henry Harrison, but she didn't have a respiratory illness that's easily treatable with modern antibiotics to deal with.