If Liz Truss, who hates negativity, knew what some of her supporters were saying about her, the candidate they voted for in the Conservative party leadership, she wouldn’t like it.

In the last ten days or so I’ve encountered numerous friends and acquaintances, Tory members, who plumped for Truss with little or no enthusiasm after finding her rival’s campaign just too annoying. A big factor seems have been the night of the first TV debate, when Team Sunak thought it would be a clever wheeze to have their man Rishi interrupt Truss and mansplain. It was a terrible move and women watching just hated it, it seems. Sunak was always going to struggle in this contest to convince Tory members, after his tax rises as Chancellor. But that night he sealed his fate.