Johnny Mercer: Wife of sacked minister calls Liz Truss an ‘imbecile’ in cronyism row

Comment made in social media post above a picture of a Muppet dressed as Ms Truss

Kate Devlin
Wednesday 07 September 2022 09:36 BST
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The wife of a minister fired by Liz Truss has called the new prime minister an “imbecile” in a social media post about her husband’s sacking.

Felicity Cornelius-Mercer hit out at the new prime minister saying the “system stinks” just hours after Ms Truss began her reshuffle.

She also said her husband had questioned Ms Truss: “Why would you do this, who is going to be better at this role than me, which of your mates gets the job, you promised a meritocracy?”

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