There’s no shortage of mugs at Conservative Party headquarters, but the ceramic type are all emblazoned with the words: “In Liz we Truss”.
Once Truss was elected party leader in September, the Tories optimistically ordered several thousand mugs with the slogan and put them on sale at their online shop, hoping to boost party coffers. They were then withdrawn the moment Liz Truss was toppled. They have been replaced on the website with ancient Margaret Thatcher merchandise – mugs with “You turn if you want to” and “no, no, no” written on them.
How quickly the party can get “Dishy Rishi” tableware made – and how long it then remains on sale – is anyone’s guess.