Liz Truss' body language a 'hybrid between Margaret Thatcher and Mavis Riley from Coronation Street'

Ms Truss took part in her first Prime Minister’s Questions since becoming Conservative Party leader on Wednesday

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Liz Truss’ body language is a “hybrid between Margaret Thatcher and Mavis Riley from Coronation Street”, an expert has claimed.

Ms Truss took part in her first Prime Minister’s Questions on Wednesday, where she faced strong questioning from Labour Leader Sir Keir Starmer.

Speaking following PMQ’s, body language expert Judi James believes Ms Truss showed several traits used by former PM Ms Thatcher.

Ms James told GB News: “Truss’ body language is fascinating because it’s a hybrid between Margaret Thatcher or Mavis Riley from Coronation Street.

Margaret Thatcher and Liz Truss
Margaret Thatcher and Liz Truss
Judi James
Judi James

“She can go from extremes and what we got there was very much Thatcher, it was deja vu.

“The gloves were never on between her and Starmer, they went straight for the jugular and they both started patronising one another with their body language.

“If you look at her body language there, she was doing the Thatcher lean across the dispatch box, she was doing the high eyebrows, she was doing the staccato blink.”

She added: “Now if you’re on the receiving end of that it’s very sort of ‘you’re a naughty schoolboy’, it’s very diminishing body language.

“And her gesticulation, we had the one hand explaining but then the weaponry came out very quickly, the dualling finger came out and she did start punching it down on the dispatch box.

“He triggered the Thatcher side of her, he probably would prefer to trigger the Mavis Riley if she wants to win the day.”

Ms Truss confirmed on Wednesday she will make an energy announcement to the Commons on Thursday.

And, when Sir Keir asked her during PMQ's why she is against taxing big energy companies, she fired back at the Labour leader by saying "this country can't tax its way to growth".

Amid deafening roars from the Tory benches, she added: “There’s nothing new about a Labour leader who is calling for more tax rises. It’s the same old same old tax and spend.”