Liz Truss comeback defence is damaging ‘nonsense’, says top David Cameron aide

Exclusive: Truss is second former PM ‘trying to grab the wheel from Rishi Sunak’, says Sir Craig Oliver

Adam Forrest
Political Correspondent
Sunday 05 February 2023 15:56 GMT
Liz Truss says Tories never gave her 'realistic chance' to implement tax-cutting agenda

A top Downing Street aide in the David Cameron government has warned the Tory party that listening to Liz Truss will lead to “cataclysmic defeat” at the next general election.

Sir Craig Oliver, former No 10 communications chief, told The Independent that Ms Truss was trying to “rock the boat” for Rishi Sunak – describing her 4000-word article defending unfunded tax cuts was “nonsense”.

Ms Truss blamed the left-wing “economic establishment” and resistance in her own party for the turmoil seen in her disastrous six-week reign, and attacked her successor for raising tax.

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