'We need a general election now': Shelagh Fogarty's instant reaction to Liz Truss' resignation

20 October 2022, 15:13 | Updated: 20 October 2022, 15:28

'Even if she goes...we absolutely need a general election.'

By Abbie Reynolds

Liz Truss announced her resignation whilst Shelagh Fogarty was on air this was Shelagh's immediate reaction...

After the PM's resignation statement ended Shelagh started: "Right she will remain until a successor has been chosen, it will be very interesting to see who announces what next.

"The question of how long she remains Prime Minister is absolutely key here because if it drifts after that briefest of brief statements [and] same old same old is what we the electorate are given,

"if that's what she delivers to us, if that's what the Conservative party thinks it can deliver to us then they really, really, really have lost the plot."

Analysing the issues within the governing party Shelagh quoted the Latin phrase "incurvatus in se".

She describe the term: "To be turned into yourself, is to be so concerned with your own affairs that you cannot see anybody else's concerns can not interpret understand or feel for anyone else's concerns.

"That is clearly what has been happening, not just to Liz Truss but definitely Liz Truss, but to the wider Conservative party."

Shelagh went on suggesting that the Tory party is out of touch with the majority of the British public, in a way that can't be saved by a new leader.

"That is my big problem that even if she goes we absolutely need a general election.

"So that the claims of all the political parties who wish to have power, all of them are properly tested, properly shown to us so we can decide, we the people can decide what happens next."

Shelagh concluded her declaration saying: "She [Liz Truss] was like a vandal at the end of it all.

"But they've [Conservative MPs] all been complicit in that vandalism for so long, for me there's no question that this can just be business as usual with someone else at the helm."

More Shelagh Fogarty News

See more More Shelagh Fogarty News

Caller tells Shelagh his solution to illegal immigration.

LBC caller tells Shelagh Fogarty that the Channel islands are the answer to 'illegal immigration'

'Rishi Sunak chooses to do the self interested party politics': Shelagh Fogarty reflects on Tories' immigration policies

'Rishi Sunak chooses to do the self-interested party politics': Shelagh Fogarty reflects on Tories' migration policies

Shelagh Fogarty

Former Treasury official outlines 'three immediate priorities' likely to be reflected in Autumn Statement

Shelagh Fogarty

Suella Braverman's hardline crime bill seems like she's ‘interviewing' for career at ‘pathetic’ news channels, says caller

Shelagh and caller Sam

Anti-Semitic chants and actions 'delegitimize' pro-Palestinian cause asserts this Shelagh Fogarty caller

Shelagh and Ricardo Dos Santos

'It's sickening': Ricardo Dos Santos speaks to Shelagh Fogarty as two officers sacked over stop and search


Rishi Sunak has 'failed monumentally' to 'humanise' both sides of the Israel-Hamas conflict says Israel expert

Shelagh and Callum

Twitter is a 'particularly dangerous' place to get information now says the Centre for Countering Digital Hate

Shelagh and caller Simon

LBC caller details 'disgusting anti-Semitic' act he witnessed, as hate crimes rise in fall out of Israel-Hamas war

Sister of missing Israeli woman

'We hope she's hiding somewhere': Sister of missing Israeli festival goer fears she is being held hostage by Hamas

Distraught caller on Israel-Gaza conflict.

'This is a war against Hamas!': Distraught caller wants Israel and Palestine to take down the 'enemy' together

Shelagh and Alicia Kearns

Head of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee expresses concern over Israeli 'siege of Gaza'

Shelagh Fogarty caller on facial recognition.

This caller lacks 'trust' in the government's handling of the AI facial recognition debate

Shelagh condemns PM's comments on 'dignity' of the elderly.

'He painted a picture of a Britain that the Conservatives meant to build...': Shelagh Fogarty condemns PM's suggestion that elderly have 'dignity'

Shelagh Fogarty on Jenrick

'We're full aren't we?': Shelagh questions Robert Jenrick's motive behind encouraging Brits to increase birth rate

Shelagh talks to caller Serena

Caller admits to Shelagh Fogarty she felt 'inadequate' for claiming benefits while caring for her disabled son