Liz Truss: Prime Minister of Decline
Out now in Tablet Magazine
It’s hard to do much in such a short term, and yet she managed to do everything wrong. She appointed a cabinet as rich in diversity as it was void of quality and competence. Her first – and only – big move was to announce the so-called ‘mini-budget’: a scheme so obviously disastrous that the GBP dropped faster than a shady crypto coin. The IMF condemned the budget, Larry Summers compared Britain to an “emerging market,” and the Bank of England promised to spend £65B buying government bonds to shore up the British economy. Her party’s electoral chances were slashed by 80%. She reached the lowest approval rating for a Prime Minister on record. The best one can say of Truss was that she was consistent.
The artwork here was generated using PlaygroundAI.com - a really interesting AI image generating program that uses Stable Diffusion and DALL-E 2 - and it’s both incredibly fun to use, and very interesting. I intend to write a detailed piece on the subject soon.
A tweet with some more of them made with my prompts: