49-day PM Liz Truss admits she by no means will get invited to London dinner events

Calamity former PM Liz Truss has launched a brand new Tory right-wing faction with a blistering assault at Tory colleagues who’re “looking at their next job”.

The 49-day Tory chief, who wrecked the economic system in her transient spell in cost in 2022, claimed some MPs are extra fearful about being fashionable at dinner events. She admitted it’s “difficult” to be conservative as she lashed out over ministers assembly Greta Thunberg. She additionally likened environmentalists to Communists.

She drew loud applause on the launch of the brand new Popular Conservatism group, nicknamed the PopCons. It comes regardless of a brand new ballot displaying she is the least fashionable main politician within the UK.

Ms Truss, ranting about “wokeism” informed the viewers: “Too many of our colleagues are looking at what jobs they get when they leave Parliament, they want to be popular at London dinner parties.” She continued: “I never get invited to these parties.”

“It’s not enough to have the policies when the system is working against them,” she stated. “It’s difficult being a conservative at the moment, it’s difficult to advocate for these policies.”

Dozens of well-known Tories, together with ex-Home Secretary Priti Patel, Lord David Frost, former Tory whip Wendy Morton, ex-deputy get together chairman Brendan Clarke-Smith and Boris Johnson superfan Dame Andrea Jenkyns, packed into the room for the launch.

Ms Truss’s remarks got here after a survey confirmed she is the least fashionable main politician with a favourability ranking of -54, which is even worse than Rishi Sunak’s -27. Chris Hopkins, of pollster Savanta stated: “It is ironic that Popular Conservatism couldn’t find a more unpopular spokesperson if they actively tried.”

Among audio system on the launch occasion in Westminster was Tory election candidate Mhairi Fraser, who not too long ago described Donald Trump as “incredibly refreshing”. She described Rishi Sunak’s “ludicrous” smoking ban, drawing applause from the viewers as she stated: “It’s time to put nanny to bed.”

Lee Anderson delivered a speech on internet zero, a problem he’s solely raised by the “odd weirdo” on the doorsteps.

The PopCons be a part of a crowded discipline of rightwing teams in Mr Sunak’s deeply-divided Parliamentary get together. These embrace the European Research Group, the Common Sense Group, the Conservative Growth Group, the Northern Research Group and New Conservatives.

Among these current at yesterday’s launch had been Sir Jacob Rees-Mogg, former Tory deputy chairman Lee Anderson and Nigel Farage.