In Liz England Truss, in her they buss while Sunak couldn’t do wuss.
This is really an inviting heading coined out of the Trini expression, “In god we truss, in man we buss and woman wuss.
Liz Truss was voted leader of the Tories although Rishi Sunak was considered the one with all the right credentials to succeed Boris and most people felt that she got the job from the philosophy of the white supremacy; that a non-white, a brown man, even though eminently qualified as a scholar and a person as Sunak is, should not be the PM of the country which was once lorded over his ancestral land.
So jumping from the pot into the fire, the Tories voted for Truss to lead them although she seemed better a follower than a leader in the eyes of many. While like dominoes her administration collapsed, what is most instructive is that the sacred principles of the Westminster system prevailed and the lady, this one being so for real, tendered her resignation.
This happens and you are reminded how more advanced and sophisticated are the English in respect of their law and how we really are a banana republic made up of boiled fig and roasted breadfruit. What that means? That they don’t have to be burdened by a leader whose time has expired but who feels that they own the position until death deleted them from existence.
So England starts afresh again as it tries to find a Thatcher or a Blair – believing that whatever is the view there is always a better one and whichever PM they had there might yet be another one even more outstanding.
One writes things like this hoping this will resonate with those in whose garden it falls but we know the class that Liz Truss displayed in this moment is not something inherent in lower class societies.
L. Siddhartha Orie