"Conservatives must change course to ‘deliver policies the public actually want’, former prime minister tells The Telegraph"


Telegraph: 25th May 2024: Report on interview with former prime minister, Liz Truss, where she explains how she believes the Conservative Party should change

"Liz Truss has urged Rishi Sunak to ditch all net zero targets... called on her successor to change course on green issues, migration and human rights laws to “deliver the conservative policies the public actually want”...

... Ms Truss said: “I do think the Conservative Party needs to change and be much clearer on what we need to do to dismantle the Leftist state, so we can deliver conservative policies...We need to change the way we are governed... unless we do that, we are not going to be able to deliver the conservative policies the public actually wants such as controlling immigration, such as getting rid of the impacts of net zero.”

She added that Westminster had ceded a “huge amount of decision-making power” to institutions including the Bank of England, the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) and quangos including Natural England, as well as the wider Civil Service.

“I want the Conservative Party to be much clearer on issues like leaving the ECHR, binning the Human Rights Act, getting rid of our net zero targets, so that we can deliver the dynamic, successful country that people want to live in,” she said.

[she said] “First of all I think it was a mistake for the Conservative Party to get rid of Boris..."... She also revealed she would welcome Mr Tice and Nigel Farage, Reform’s honorary president, into the fold, adding: “I would like them to join the Conservative Party.”