” The Tories have gone to a place beyond ideological dispute and secular schism. They have crossed into the realm of religious warfare where, for many MPs, purity of faith is valued over receptiveness to evidence. For that cohort, the test of a leader is not whether they are best suited to govern in response to circumstance, but whether they have the courage to continue down the path of defying reality. When facts are the enemy, the champion is whoever can build the most glorious edifice of falsehood for the party to rally to.
he most remarkable feature of Liz Truss’s tenure in Downing Street was how much destruction she packed into such a small time.