'Liz Truss was stitched up by a party that wanted Rishi Sunak to be PM'

Liz Truss - Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP
Liz Truss - Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP

Liz Truss blamed a Left-wing economic establishment and her own Conservative Party for her downfall in a 4,000-word essay for The Telegraph on Saturday.

This created a strong debate among readers, with the majority coming out in support of the former prime minister. They suggested she had been the victim of a coup by her own party, which readers argue has been hijacked by Left-wing politicians.

Although readers backed Ms Truss's economic policies for the most part, some suggested her plans were announced in haste and panicked the markets, ultimately forcing her resignation.

Below we showcase the most intriguing points of debate from Telegraph readers. You can also join the conversation in the comments section.

'Liz Truss was a breath of fresh air and so was her Budget'

'Liz Truss failed because she had a fatal combination of arrogance and incompetence'

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