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Why did Liz Truss do an U turn

Doesn't making this u turn make her out to be weak? Most of the noise was in the past. Now she looks weaker, made more enemies, thrown a junior minister under the bus, and the papers will turn on her for making them look like fools.

I suspect government U-turns would be less humiliating if the comms line the day before wasn't always some variation of, "our policy is obviously correct and anyone who doesn't see that is a remoaner cuck declinist probably working for Putin, or worse, Macron."

And there wasn't an absolutely toxic culture of never apologising or admitting you are wrong.  Which in all other walks of life is seen as a positive trait.

Because she would not have been able to get the vote through parliament. And would have shortly been  followed by a VONC, and her being fired/having to resign.

So she U turned not on a belief or principle that she thought was wrong, but just to save her own job. If she believed that strongly she should have threatened resigning , then the Tories being faced with the loss of 200 seats- see how quickly they then support her..

Anway she's toast.

what ebitda said, it was toxic electorally and no Tory MP wanted to defend voting for it to constituents.   

The embargoed local tv interviews she gave yesterday, insisting there would be no u turn, are coming out of embargo now. Very hehsome and illustrative of the timescales the decision was made. 
 

She must have been told that she wouldn’t get it past her own party, but you have to think if she is the iconoclast she claims why  she didn’t just take the doubters on and make political capital out of that? Surely the ERG mob would support her on principle. 

And there wasn't an absolutely toxic culture of never apologising or admitting you are wrong.

Hmmm I wonder where and how that culture developed strongly over the past few years...

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And there wasn't an absolutely toxic culture of never apologising or admitting you are wrong.

Hmmm I wonder where and how that culture developed strongly over the past few years...

mayb this is wot ur getting at, but i actually think the more pertinent q is y that culture developed?

ofc politicians have frequently been criticised 4 u-turning. but the unapologetic denialism derives has reached a climax - and it can only b because they have been 4ced 2 dance a charade that policies which r manifestly idiotic r good ideas. so there is no opportunity 2 admit being wrong