Truss entertains for the country

The Guardian discloses that a Liz Truss ‘trade deal’ lunch had to be at 5 Hertford Street, owned by Robin Burley – half brother of Zac Goldsmith and similarly entitled – both inherited from billionaire father James Goldsmith. And both considerable, financial Johnson supporters.

This is the bill:

Makes you realise why the Universal Credit uplift of £20 a week could not be ‘afforded’ doesn’t it?

The fact that this gained publicity in the Times and elsewhere probably means that Murdoch doesn’t favour Truss.

I fear Sunak, with his enormous wealth is much more one of them – or ‘us’ as they might think…

We are. I fear, not in any democracy as we might have thought it…

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