After repeatedly explaining how difficult things were in the 1980s during her childhood, Liz Truss has revealed she was raised in an alternative timeline where the Tories and Margaret Thatcher, were not, in fact in charge of everything during that time.
During the first event in the leadership elections to be held in front of Tory members, Trust told those gathered, “I grew up in Leeds, in an environment of poor education, low expectation, and even lower opportunities.
“The 1980s were awful, and I am committed to ensuring a Conservative government never lets those awful days come back again.
“What? I don’t understand. You are telling me that the Tories were in power for the entire 1980s and that Margaret Thatcher was the prime minister throughout the decade? No, that’s wrong. Definitely not.
“In my youth, Neil Kinnock was in charge and that’s why everything was rubbish. I can only think you all grew up in a different timeline to me, a bit like something from one of those superhero movies.
“No, the difficulties I experienced in my youth were nothing to do with the party I want to lead and the leader I’m trying to emulate.”
Meanwhile, numerous Conservative Party members have reacted favourably to her harrowing tales of Leeds in the 1980s.
Derek Wiliams, 65, told us, “It sounds awful, and she would know, because she lived through it. I can think of no one better to lead us to election victory and to stop Labour from bringing back those awful conditions she suffered as a child under their socialist regime.
“She definitely has my vote.”