Always Worth Saying’s Tory Leadership Debate Review

Leadershiop Debate 25th July 2022


Rishi Sunak
Liz Truss

Venue: Stoke-on-Trent

Monday saw the first televised leadership clash in a disappointing Tory leadership contest that has seen the number of contestants reduced to the two that the membership will vote for in a ballot over the next few weeks.

The results are expected on the 5th of September with Mr Johnson going to Buckingham Palace on the 6th of September to tend his resignation to the Queen. The first television debate, from Stoke-on-Trent, entitled Our Next Prime Minister is hosted by Sophie Rawworth. Another is on Tuesday, with Harry Cole in the hot seat. This may well be more fun but nobody will watch because it’s broadcast on Talk TV.

A third is scheduled for 4th August on Sky with everybody’s favourite Preston Polytechnic graduate, Kay Burley. There was supposed to be a Sky event last week amongst the then remaining three candidates but it was cancelled after the contestants started to drop out after the low standard of the previous two debates. Look out for July 26th and August 4th being cancelled too if the Stoke-on-Trent programme is as bad as expected.

In the opinion polling after the first two debates, Tom Tugendhat won but was then dumped at the ballot by his own MPs. Present front runner Liz Truss polled lower than the don’t knows, and the don’t knows only got 9%. Bear in mind, polls are always wrong and that pollsters YouGov and Populus are part of unindicted war criminal Tony Blair’s Reset Britain project.

Throughout the summer 12 hustings events will be held across the country. From Exeter to Perth, from Norwich to Belfast (even though the Tories only put up one candidate in the May 2022 Ulster elections) where Conservative members can meet and quiz Liz and Rishi. However, online balloting takes place from August 1st meaning the 160,000 voters may well vote early with the hustings and on-screen appearances being a waste of time. Interestingly, members can alter their vote. Globalists clinging to straw are hoping that might help uber-globalist Rishi Sunak, the unpopular brown hand who wielded the knife against Johnson. Precedence suggests he is, therefore, unlikely to hold the crown. At the moment the always wrong polls give Truss a 20%+ lead.

One of the Surrey Raworths, Sophie was born in Twickenham to a florist mother and businessman father and attended the £30,000 a year St Paul’s School for girls. After studying French and German at Manchester University, Sophie took a broadcasting and journalism course at City, University of London. Ms Raworth has never had a job outside of media.

Puffins will be concerned about Mr Sunack’s connection with the World Economic Forum (WEF). His multimillionaire wife isn’t a British citizen and wasn’t domiciled here for tax purposes until she was caught. Her father is billionaire N R N Murthy who founded the Infosys technology multi-national.

The headline Rishi Sunak’s Family Runs a China-linked, World Economic Forum Partner Company Pushing Digital ID And Social Credit Scores, says it all. The TNT Radio website goes on to tell of an integrated online currency and social credit database being promoted by the Chinese Communist Party, WEF and Infosys.

Under the excuse that physical money can transmit Covid 19, WEF the CCP and Infosys propose giving everyone in the world a unique electronic identity with financial services attached – or withdrawn – according to the will of the globalists. Infosys President Mohit Joshi proposes digital banking with a technological framework for the social credit score system favoured by the WEF. Codenamed Finacle, the financial side is already set up and attached to one billion account holders.

The WEF website tells us Mohit was invited to join the WEF’s Global Young Leader programme in 2014. Besides, he is the Vice Chair of the Economic Growth Board of our own CBI. He is also responsible for the Financial Services & Healthcare/Life Sciences businesses at Infosys. In addition, as Chairman of Edgeverve Systems Ltd, he leads includes Finacle, the aforementioned global financial platform.

Via wiki, we learn other senior InfoSys people contribute to WEF articles and sit on their sub-groups. As for the social credit initiative, this calls for:

“the establishment of a unified record system so that businesses, individuals and government institutions can be tracked and evaluated for trustworthiness. There are multiple, different forms of the social credit system being experimented with, while the national regulatory method is based on blacklisting and whitelisting. The credit system is closely related to China’s mass surveillance systems such as Skynet which incorporates facial recognition, big data analysis, and artificial intelligence.”

If you are a Conservative Party member and you vote for Sunak, you are endorsing that message.

Ms Truss has put pen to paper. Her contribution to 2012’s Brittania Unchained not only sits at 36,767 on the Amazon best sellers list (a respectable 3,655 places behind the Marquis De Sades’ 120 Days of Sodom) but earned her an impressive £229.25 in royalties this year. While looking at her declared parliamentary income one couldn’t help but notice that she’s next in alphabetical order to Field Marshal General Tom Montgomery-Tugendhat VC, Croix de Guerre, Iron Cross with bar. Perusing his declared income, your humble reviewer turned green with envy when realising Tom is paid to write articles. £1,000 a time which, Tom notes, is one hour’s work. Takes me days. Although I suppose thinking of all that money might make my right hand go a bit faster (behave).


Question one. Are you ready for this? “Yes, I am,” the pair of them chimed in unison. The second question addressed the cost of living. Giles the police officer’s energy bills have tripled. Charlotte the single parent was struggling but, judging by appearances, not when getting to the trough. But first Rishi wanted to pay tribute to Ulster Unionist David Trimble who died today. Fair do’s, Trimble was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for what many thought might be the ending of the Northern Ireland Troubles. But Rishi’s little speech merely sounded like unctuous claptrap.

Having got it out of the way, Rishi was going to save the Stokies money by encouraging them towards greater energy efficiency, otherwise known as going without. We don’t know what prices will do, he said. Yes, we do. They’ll continue to rise. This winter, efficient Stokies can look forward to sitting in the cold and dark eating raw food.

Put onto the back foot, Liz Truss had to pretend to know who David Trimble was and settled for ‘political giant’. She would reverse Rishi’s National Insurance increase and have a moratorium on the green levy on energy bills. Which is only £150, as average annual bills hit £3,000, she forgot to add.

Rishi Sunak claimed his tax rises were to protect the NHS. We must pay now rather than have extra put on the national credit card for future generations to pay. Liz Truss suggested ignoring the burgeoning national debt for three years. And anyway, the pandemic had been a once in a 100-year event, the expense of which was unlikely to occur again. Liz grew up in Paisley and Leeds, she told the audience, omitting to mention London and Oxford. Rishi claimed Liz’s policy would be inflationary and would cause an increase in interest rates.

The contradiction went back and forward like one of those artillery slug fests in the southeast of the Ukraine. Liz lobbed a shell with a local company’s name written on it. They needed investment.

A fifth column had wormed its way into Liz’s trench (No. Don’t). It’s your advisers who say interest rates will have to rise, retaliated Mr Sunak. Interest rates are decided by the independent Bank of England, shot back Liz. Rishi is the chancellor who has raised taxes to the highest they’ve been for 70 years.

As well as the contestants, Sophie and the Stokies, a modest panel of self-appointed experts were present. Fatty Fizal Islam being half of them. He intervened. Can you think of a G7 nation who are raising taxes? Ah. Liz looked baffled but at least she looked glamorous.

Smartly dressed in Tory blue, Ms Truss still looked like a council estate dinner lady but one dolled up to the nines as if in anticipation of the health inspector and the council’s deputy director of education about to arrive in the same taxi.

Rishi became obsessed by the Today Programme. Somebody had been on it who knew more than Liz. As if the rest of us care. Bossy Rishi, as if a triumphant Russian general entering the burnt-down shell of a Ukrainian Oblast, kept talking over the woman. Shhhhh. You’re not scoring points, Rishi, you’re making an arse of yourself. Let her speak.

Fatty Fizal pointed out long-term debt, stretched to accommodate Covid, attracted a higher rate of interest than short-term debt. Liz found £30 billion from somewhere. Mr Sunak interrupted, it is a mistake to have more borrowing when inflation is high.

The other half of the expert panel, Chris Mason, had been on Amazon too. He quoted from Britannia Unchained. Liz had written that our productivity is poor. No, I didn’t, she replied, somebody else wrote that chapter. I wrote the one on education (which is why I only get £229.25 a year, she was thinking).

Liz wanted EU rules cut. Rishi interrupted again. Liz tried to get another word in. He shut her up with, “No, no, this is important.” Not as important as good manners and making a good impression, Mr Sunak.

The next question was about levelling up. In keeping with the nature of the forthcoming ballot, all of the audience had voted Tory. No whooping. No rainbow hair. No teachers or fat nurses. Mr Sunak managed to squeeze Stoke town centre and ‘amazing’ into the same sentence.

A transformation was taking place. The suit. The fake earnestness. The lack of a tie. Endless use of the hands. David Trimble. The “No, no, this is important.” Your humble reviewer found himself crouched in the farm yard, peering through a dirty kitchen window as Rishi Sunak turned into Tony Blair. A chap called Orwell squatted beside me making notes.

Liz, desperately tried to be local. She mentioned potteries and Walker’s coffee. Expert Chris wanted to say something.


Hold on a minute. Levelling up is a load of bollocks. Do you really, honestly, truly want to be like London? If so, cut out the middle man, go to your kitchen draw now this minute and stab yourself. Do you want to be like the South East of England? OK, buy the house next door for £150,000 then give them half a million for it. There, that’s you levelled up.


Liz reminded everybody she’d been to Paisley and Leeds. Rishi told us he was born in Southampton. Which might explain why he now lives in California. Sophie asked Rishi about China. He spun his answer onto Liz who was on a journey from previously supporting trade with China.

Rishi’s security bill would keep the Chinese out. They’ll be trouble at chez Sunak tonight. Mrs S will be standing behind the $5,000,000 Santa Monica apartment front door with a rolling pin if Hubby’s new bill knocks a few cents off her Infosys shares.

Would you deploy the Navy to the Black Sea? Was the next rather odd question. Is late July to the hypersonic missile what mid-August is to the 12-bore?

Ms Truss said we were leading the world in supporting the Nazis people who share our values in the Ukraine but wasn’t keen on sending in the Navy.

Mr Sunak preferred the tough sanctions that we have in place now and which have brought Russia and Putin to their knees. Erm.

The next question was, following this summer’s two days of hot weather, what three things would you do to address climate change? Both of the candidates said the same thing. The plebs can do without, AKA greater efficiency for the poor and EVs for the rich.

Another transformation took place. Me and Orwell found ourselves in Shepherd’s Bush in the 1980s. It was a Sunday evening.

Sophie started talking like Ester Rantzen. In a very serious voice, she looked straight at the camera and said, “Liz’s earrings cost £4.50 but her trouser suit was more expensive. Rishi wears £500 loafers and his suit was $10,000.” Expert Chris was dressed as Cyril Fletcher. Expert Fat Fizal wore a loud jumper like those two homosexuals behind a desk who Esther used to bully.

“Judge people by their character not their shoes,” muttered Rishi, as if a mail order con man caught selling catalogue returns tatt from a shed in Wolverhampton, “My parents were immigrants 60 years ago. I was born in Southampton. They worked damned hard to send me to Winchester.”

Ah, the public school conman. The worst type. Blair runs through this like a river.

Cyril Fletcher, blacked up and dressed as an Indian, wanted to know if Liz would disown her supporters who publicly sneer at Mr Rishi’s expensive clothes.

The Stokies looked unimpressed. Orwell whispered to me, “They’re all switching over to The Darling Buds of May.”

Liz had been to a comprehensive, unlike Rishi, Sophie, Fat Fizal (Manchester Grammar School), Chris Mason (Ermysted’s Grammar School), Cyril Fletcher (Woodhouse School) and Ester Rantzen (North London Collegiate School).

The next question was about Boris Johnson with Mr Sunak reminding the audience that recently stabbing the Prime Minister in the back and having started to take donations for a leadership contest last November was ‘principled’.

Ester turned into Anne Robinson (Farnborough Hill Convent School) and administered some quick-fire questions. The highlight being Rishi Sunak’s promise to publish his tax returns if he becomes Prime Minister. Hahahahahahaha. The man from Goldman Sachs who managed hedge funds in the Virgin Islands, lives in California and has a foreign national billionaire wife, pays tax. Hahahahahahaha. Myself and Orwell finished the night splitting our sides laughing at the funniest of The Comedians.

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