France: Liz Truss warns to ‘stop threatening’ UK

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In a poll of 5,306 people held from November 5 to 9, a huge 79 percent of voters said Liz Truss should be the next Prime Minister, while 16 percent said she should not, and five percent were undecided. One voter, Stephen Syrup, said: “It’s a no-brainer! Boris has shown how inept he really is, and Liz Truss is a perfect shoe-in to replace him. She has conviction and style.”

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Another voter, London Town, agreed: “Liz is doing a better job than you Boris. She is like Maggie Thatcher and won’t take any nonsense from the EU.”

The poll results come as the Prime Minister’s approval ratings hit a record low this week.

According to an Opinium poll, Boris Johnson’s personal ratings have now fallen to -20, down from -16 last week, after the Owen Paterson scandal.

The Tory lead has also fallen to a single point over Labour, in a great turn of events for Sir Keir Starmer.

After Owen Paterson was given a 30-day suspension from Parliament for breaching paid advocacy rules, the Prime Minister held a vote to overturn the watchdog decision.

But less than 24 hours later he U-turned on his choice in response to public outrage and criticism from every party, including his own backbenchers.

Express readers claim they feel betrayed by the Tory administration after the corruption exposed over the last few days.

One reader said: “No matter who is PM he will look after himself and his mates, they are all the same lying thieving lazy b**s. They make their own rules, their own salaries and golden pensions, and rip off the pensioners.”

Reports have emerged that Ms Truss and her rival colleague Rishi Sunak are on “constant manoeuvres” to line themselves up as future leaders amongst their Tory peers.

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Chancellor Rishi Sunak and the Foreign Secretary are said to have been “sounding out” colleagues, and allies of Ms Truss, including her parliamentary private secretary Bim Afolami, have allegedly been “working it quite hard” to see if she has a chance, the Daily Mail reports.

But both ministers could be waiting a while for the next leadership election as the Prime Minister reportedly intends to outlast Margaret Thatcher’s 11-year tenure at Downing Street – unless they decide to make a leadership bid amid a vote of no confidence.

In June, July and August this year Chancellor Rishi Sunak was hot on MS Truss’s toes ranking consistently as the second most popular member of the cabinet – according to Conservative Home.

But after numerous tax hikes, Mr Sunak’s popularity has dropped, with chief Brexit-negotiator Lord Frost and Secretary of State Ben Wallace ranking in second and third place in October.

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