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That Truss woman

Wibbles
Wibbles Community member Posts: 1,543 Pioneering
edited December 2023 in Coffee lounge
I don't think that Truss woman should be allowed to reward her followers with new years honours 
SHe and her Chancellor almost destroyed the countries economy 2 years ago.. 
She was PM for just a few weeks before being sacked so has no rights other than to receive benefits herself..... 

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  • Rosie_Scope
    Rosie_Scope Posts: 1,618 Scope online community team
    She certainly provokes some strong responses in a lot of people, so I'm sure you're not alone in your thoughts there @wibbles!

    I read on the BBC that the government have been criticised for allegedly hiding her honours list by releasing it at the same time as the New Years list. The government denied it was covered up, by saying it had only just been finalised. What do you think?
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  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 11,286 Disability Gamechanger
    Beggars belief if I'm honest.
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  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 13,037 Disability Gamechanger
    I am not one for punishing hard workers who earn a decent wage but even I think she went too far the other way.
  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 11,286 Disability Gamechanger
    Apparently the govt. are under fire for trying to hide her resignation honours with the New Years honours list...unbelievable.
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  • Wibbles
    Wibbles Community member Posts: 1,543 Pioneering
    She SHOULD NOT be allowed to reward her Croneys who helped her almost destroy the UK economy..
    Similarly - she should NOT be allowed to claim the  £115,000 per year ex PM - public duty expenses - which are designed to "help" former PM's rejoin public life again - BUT SHE DOES !!
  • Autism_at_40
    Autism_at_40 Community member Posts: 723 Pioneering
    It's the continuously getting paid £115k a year that does me the most...  I mean it's so much more than a lot of people will ever be able to earn.  She was in the job for 45 days or something, hardly seems fair!
  • Wibbles
    Wibbles Community member Posts: 1,543 Pioneering
    edited January 1
    It's the continuously getting paid £115k a year that does me the most...  I mean it's so much more than a lot of people will ever be able to earn.  She was in the job for 45 days or something, hardly seems fair!

    That's on top of her normal MP salary (£86k pa) and payments for second jobs/public speaking etc

    The majority of her income comes from giving speeches, having signed up to a speaking agency after her 44-day stint in Downing Street.

    The engagements have earned her some £280,201.22 to date, with accommodation and travel costs often supplied on top.

    For her speaking gigs she worked a total of 20 hours – at a rate of roughly £14,000 per hour.

    Her top-paying role was £80,000 for four hours of work at the Prospect Foundation, a Taiwan-based think tank.

    In October, Ms Truss did speaking engagements in two American cities 1,400 miles apart on the same day, earning her more than £32,000.

    She has also received more than £8,000 for royalty payments for a book she wrote in 2012 and an advance on a new book.

    Ms Truss has received a series of donations from a variety of individuals including a novelist and several businessmen. The money was largely for staffing and office costs.

    Ms Truss received a £5,000 donation from Shirley Conran OBE to “support activity in my constituency”.

    Mr Conran is the mother of fashion designer Jasper Conran, and the writer of the best-selling novel Lace, which became known as a ‘bonkbuster’ for its explicit sex scenes.

    Her largest donor this year was Jon Moynihan, who donated £33,265.48 to cover “winding up costs” for her leadership campaign.

    Ms Truss has also received a substantial number of gifts in the last year, particularly from Heathrow Airport, which gave her the use of a VIP suite 13 times at a value of £23,800.

    On each occasion, Ms Truss was given the use of the Windsor Suite, which is described as the “ultimate airport experience”, with a chauffeur from your door and a menu from a Michelin star chef.

    She also received the use of Sussex Suite, a conference room at Gatwick Airport, on four occasions worth £5,520 in total – £1,380 each time.

    Ms Truss has also been given donations for flights and hotels to attend events as a guest, worth the equivalent of £72,716.60.

    This includes £10,841 from the Taiwan Ministry of Foreign Affairs to meet ministers.

    Ms Truss also owns shares in the Office of Liz Truss LTD, which “provides support” for her public activities.

    Total declared additional income: £473,765.94


  • daz2
    daz2 Community member, CP Network, Scope Member Posts: 107 Pioneering
    At least she hasn't taken her peerage (yet). I read a while ago that all Pm's are entitled to a peerage upon leaving office. Until recently it was a heritage Earldom. The last PM to claim a heritage Earldom was Harold McMillan in 1985. Thatcher's was a life peerage as is Cameron's.
  • Wibbles
    Wibbles Community member Posts: 1,543 Pioneering
    I'd like to know exactly how much income tax that Truss woman pays - I bet it's nowhere near what she should pay !
  • Autism_at_40
    Autism_at_40 Community member Posts: 723 Pioneering
    Wibbles said:
    It's the continuously getting paid £115k a year that does me the most...  I mean it's so much more than a lot of people will ever be able to earn.  She was in the job for 45 days or something, hardly seems fair!

    That's on top of her normal MP salary (£86k pa) and payments for second jobs/public speaking etc

    The majority of her income comes from giving speeches, having signed up to a speaking agency after her 44-day stint in Downing Street.

    The engagements have earned her some £280,201.22 to date, with accommodation and travel costs often supplied on top.

    For her speaking gigs she worked a total of 20 hours – at a rate of roughly £14,000 per hour.

    Her top-paying role was £80,000 for four hours of work at the Prospect Foundation, a Taiwan-based think tank.

    In October, Ms Truss did speaking engagements in two American cities 1,400 miles apart on the same day, earning her more than £32,000.

    She has also received more than £8,000 for royalty payments for a book she wrote in 2012 and an advance on a new book.

    Ms Truss has received a series of donations from a variety of individuals including a novelist and several businessmen. The money was largely for staffing and office costs.

    Ms Truss received a £5,000 donation from Shirley Conran OBE to “support activity in my constituency”.

    Mr Conran is the mother of fashion designer Jasper Conran, and the writer of the best-selling novel Lace, which became known as a ‘bonkbuster’ for its explicit sex scenes.

    Her largest donor this year was Jon Moynihan, who donated £33,265.48 to cover “winding up costs” for her leadership campaign.

    Ms Truss has also received a substantial number of gifts in the last year, particularly from Heathrow Airport, which gave her the use of a VIP suite 13 times at a value of £23,800.

    On each occasion, Ms Truss was given the use of the Windsor Suite, which is described as the “ultimate airport experience”, with a chauffeur from your door and a menu from a Michelin star chef.

    She also received the use of Sussex Suite, a conference room at Gatwick Airport, on four occasions worth £5,520 in total – £1,380 each time.

    Ms Truss has also been given donations for flights and hotels to attend events as a guest, worth the equivalent of £72,716.60.

    This includes £10,841 from the Taiwan Ministry of Foreign Affairs to meet ministers.

    Ms Truss also owns shares in the Office of Liz Truss LTD, which “provides support” for her public activities.

    Total declared additional income: £473,765.94


    Shocking!
  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 11,286 Disability Gamechanger
    daz2 said:
    At least she hasn't taken her peerage (yet). I read a while ago that all Pm's are entitled to a peerage upon leaving office. Until recently it was a heritage Earldom. The last PM to claim a heritage Earldom was Harold McMillan in 1985. Thatcher's was a life peerage as is Cameron's.
    McMillan died in 1986, he resigned as PM in 1963, Harold Wilson became a baron, Tony Blair isn't a lord neither is Gordon Brown, the politicians who normally become peers are Speakers of the commonS, however John Bercow was not elevated to a peerage in a fit of Tory pique even though he had been a Tory MP
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  • Wibbles
    Wibbles Community member Posts: 1,543 Pioneering
    At least Kwasi Kwarteng was not on that Truss womans honours list !!
  • Grinchy
    Grinchy Community member Posts: 1,750 Disability Gamechanger
    makes my blood boil, they truly are not on the same planet as the rest of us, they get so much undeserved cash and benefits, yet have the nerve to criticise benefit claimants, beggars belief
  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 2,883 Scope online community team
    They're on the same planet as us, for now.  I'm sure Elon plans on settling Mars for only the rich to live on. 
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  • Wibbles
    Wibbles Community member Posts: 1,543 Pioneering
    edited January 6
    The whole establishment is biased towards those with influence / money and what THEY can gain personally.
    Money creates Money
    It's just plain wrong - but what can we do about it ?
    We vote in Labour and Starmer becomes another one of them...I thought that Sunak was going to be different, but he's not - he's exactly the same as all of the past PM's and those that will follow him...... an untrustworthy liar !!

  • michael57
    michael57 Community member Posts: 161 Pioneering
    Wibbles said:
    The whole establishment is biased towards those with influence / money and what THEY can gain personally.
    Money creates Money
    It's just plain wrong - but what can we do about it ?
    We vote in Labour and Starmer becomes another one of them...I thought that Sunak was going to be different, but he's not - he's exactly the same as all of the past PM's and those that will follow him...... an untrustworthy liar !!

    i gathered that back in the 60s not changed my mind yet 

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