Sunday, 23 Jun 2024

POLL: Does Liz Truss deserve a resignation honours list?

Liz Truss announces her resignation as Prime Minister

Former Prime Minister Liz Truss is reportedly planning to award knighthoods and honours to up to 12 of her allies despite her premiership lasting just 49 days.

The list of nominations is set to include close supporters who helped with her leadership bid and former aides, as reported by The Sun on Sunday.

It was reported earlier this year that Ms Truss intends to award peerages to Brexit campaigner Matthew Elliott, Tory donor Jon Moynihan, long-term aide Ruth Porter and think-tanker Mark Littlewood.

One Whitehall insider told the publication: “We all know that former Prime Ministers are entitled to resignation honours lists – and that is fair enough.

“But Liz is just doling out gongs to her mates who helped to mastermind her leadership bid, rather than the people who’ve spent a lifetime running her constituency office or something. It takes the p***.”


Deputy Labour Leader Angela Rayner previously described Ms Truss’ nominations as a “list of shame”.

Meanwhile, Liberal Democrats’ Chef Whip Wendy Chamberlain called for Prime Minister Rishi Sunak to block the list, claiming that it “shows a stunning lack of humility”.

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