Following her brief premiership, Liz Truss is rumoured to be considering bestowing knighthoods and other honours upon up to 12 of her allies.
The Sun on Sunday stated that close allies who assisted in organizing the former prime minister’s leadership ambition are among those nominated for resignation honours.
According to the newspaper, Kwasi Kwarteng, who presided over the disastrous mini-Budget that contributed to her brief premiership’s demise, did not make the list.
According to reports, Ms. Truss, whose 49 days in Downing Street made her the shortest-serving prime minister in British political history, is also advising nominating erstwhile allies and supporters for peerages.
Angela Rayner termed the nominations a “list of shame” after Ms. Truss “took a wrecking ball to the economy” and Labour and the Liberal Democrats urged her successor Rishi Sunak to revoke them.
The Prime Minister has also been encouraged by opposition MPs to obstruct Boris Johnson’s resignation honours list, which has not yet been made public but is rumoured to contain dozens of potential honourees.
Deputy Labour leader Ms Rayner said: “Liz Truss and her Conservative co-conspirators took a wrecking ball to the economy in a disastrous six-week premiership that has left millions facing mortgage misery, but Rishi Sunak now looks set to allow her to hand out these obscene rewards for failure.
“If this Prime Minister was serious about the integrity he promised, he would be point blank refusing to rubber stamp Liz Truss’s list of shame.
“Instead of approving undeserved honours and lifetime golden goodbyes for her cheerleaders, he should be demanding the public apology she has refused to provide.”