Former PM Liz Truss today launched a new movement within the Tories, called Popular Conservatism. Joined on stage by fellow neo-Thatcherite Jacob Rees-Mogg and ex-deputy chairman Lee Anderson, Truss took aim at liberty-sapping “faceless organisations” that were exhibiting too much control over ordinary peoples’ lives. Hacks and commentators were quick to remind readers that Truss enjoys a net favourability score of -54%, but they may be surprised by the level of public support for the issues on which she is campaigning: stronger borders, anti-Net Zero and reducing the tax burden.

Rob Lownie reacts HERE.