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Discontent swells in London over Liz Truss’ golden retirement



“Look, I’m not particularly interested in politics and I have nothing against her, but I think that in just two months, Liz Truss hasn’t had time to do much, has she? Which is not the case of the queen, she deserved her beautiful burial”. Between two clients, Rachel, 19, an art student and saleswoman in a sportswear chain in Oxford Street, one of the main shopping streets in central London, comments, disillusioned, on the incessant political episodes. A little further on, Nigel, 35, is waiting for his coffee to go. When we talk to him about the Liz Truss case, he looks annoyed. “Politics in this country is bullshit, especially since Brexit. On the allowance, what do you want me to tell you, here it is like that. But you won’t find a Brit to agree with how much she can claim. People are ashamed of our politicians”.

A driver, the first concerts…

In Marble Arch, on the underground, Jessie, a tired fifties, is an office worker in an upscale area of ​​Belgravia. She hasn’t even heard of this golden retreat. “All of this is beyond me, we have too many things to think about right now. My electricity bill has increased tenfold, and the cost of living, I see it every day in the shops. And it is much worse than at home, in France, where part of my family lives, ”she concludes with a sigh. In addition to this annuity, the former Prime Minister would also have a driver, access to all the London events that matter – the premieres of concerts and opera, for example – and significant security costs. A far cry from former Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who walked around London with just one man by his side. Asked by many personalities on Twitter to encourage him to give it up, Liz Truss has not yet reacted. But the petition circulating on the subject has already gathered 170,000 signatures…



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