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Anti-Boris Johnson commentator says Liz Truss becoming PM is an absurd which is possible now

Liz Truss (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

By: Shubham Ghosh

Former Leading Britain’s Conversation (LBC) presenter Matthew Stadlen on Thursday (4) lashed out at the current succession procedure going on in the UK’s ruling Conservative Party saying if one had suggested that Liz Truss would be favourite to lead Britain before Boris Johnson became the prime minister, he/she would have been ridiculed.

But, he added, Johnson has set the bar so low that the absurd has become possible now.

Stadlen, a political commentator who is known to be a strong Johnson critic, said this on Twitter.

Truss, the British foreign minister, is currently caught in a race with Rishi Sunak to become the next prime minister after Johnson quit in early July after facing immense pressure from his own party.

Stadlen’s brutal anti-Johnson takes saw the BBC facing an uncomfortable situation a few months ago when it was forced to take a U-turn over hiring the presenter who had suggested that people should vote for the Labour Party and that the Tories should be voted out.

When his allegedly biased viewpoints faced a backlash on social media, the BBC said that it had “offered him (Stadlen) some temporary work” but its plans had “changed for now”, the Daily Mail reported.

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