Liz Truss up in flames after town builds effigy of failed PM to burn on bonfire night

Liz Truss up in flames after town builds effigy of failed PM to burn on bonfire night

FAILED PM Liz Truss’s future is about to go up in smoke again — as she becomes the celebrity Guy at a bonfire festival.

The 11-metre-high effigy at ­Edenbridge, Kent, clutches a box containing a leaver’s card, a T-shirt with the slogan “I am a fighter, not a quitter” and copy of her mini-budget.

Ex-Pm Truss becomes the celebrity 'Guy' at a bonfire festival in Kent
Ex-Pm Truss becomes the celebrity ‘Guy’ at a bonfire festival in KentCredit: Alamy
Truss to join a long list of unpopular celebrities such as Donald Trump and Saddam Hussein
Truss to join a long list of unpopular celebrities such as Donald Trump and Saddam Hussein

Previous Guys on the bonfire include Donald Trump, Lance Armstrong and Saddam Hussein.

Meanwhile, thousands of secret texts belonging to Truss could be in the hands of left-wing UK newspapers after her phone was hacked, it is feared.

Sources close to the former PM are worried at least a year’s worth of private messages had been handed to rivals as well as foreign states.

It comes after reports her mobile was compromised back when she was Foreign Secretary by suspected agents of Russia.

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Ministers refused to deny the reports but would not comment further over fears it could enlighten enemies even more about how UK security services operate.

A former MI6 chief yesterday warned that ministers need more cyber lessons.

Sir Alex Younger said top politicians were not being trained up enough on the dangerous security threats which could hit their phones.

He told Times Radio there was no such thing as a totally secure phone, but added: “Levels of education aren’t high enough, and I don’t think people are focusing enough on the risks to their security and their devices.

“These are hidden threats that aren’t properly understood. I think that’s true of ministers as anyone else, and there’s a premium on making sure they’re properly educated.”

Levelling Up Secretary Michael Gove insisted that there were “very robust” rules in place to protect ministers and their information.

He said: “I’m sure that Liz, both as Foreign Secretary and as Prime Minister, will have followed the advice she was given by the intelligence and security communities.”

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