Liz Truss' 'unusual' rise and fall

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Liz Truss after the announcement that she has won the Tory leadership race

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Liz Truss and Kwasi Kwarteng at the Conservative party conference

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As with so many British prime ministers, Truss's narrative began in earnest at Merton College, Oxford, where she studied philosophy, politics, and economics.

During her campaign for party leader, Truss made fun of her youthful love of the Lib Dems.

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Truss was then downgraded by May to the role of chief secretary to the Treasury, which was not a full cabinet position.

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Truss, according to a cabinet member at the time, was not beyond sabotaging the administration.