Moment Kay Burley completely burns Liz Truss with Eminem takedown 2 weeks ago

Moment Kay Burley completely burns Liz Truss with Eminem takedown

Burley made it clear just how many times Liz Truss changed her tune on big political issues

Kay Burley has been applauded for her "brutally destructive" takedown of Liz Truss which ended with the Sky News presenter quoting Eminem.


Burley interviewed Prime Minister-hopefuls, Truss and Rishi Sunak, on Thursday night in the lastest round of Conservative leadership interviews following Boris Johnson's resignation.

Setting the foreign secretary up for one for last question, Burley began listing-off all the times Truss had changed her tune on big issues.

"You were a Remainer, and now you’re not," Burley began.


"You supported Brits to fight in Ukraine, then you didn’t. You wanted to build on the Green Belt, and now you don’t. You wanted to abolish the monarchy, and now you don’t. You wanted to arm Taiwan, and now I’m not sure if you’re saying whether you do or not."

Truss cut in at this point to clarify: "I’m saying we do provide them with those facilities."


Before Burley resumed the burn, ending with a nod to Marshall Mathers: "Ok. You wanted to cut civil servants’ pay in the regions, and then you said you didn’t. Will the real Liz Truss please stand up?"

The last line was a reference to Eminem’s 2000 smash-hit, The Real Slim Shady, where he raps: "Will the real Slim Shady please stand up?"

The line lit up social media where her interview was dubbed "brutally destructive" and liken to the video game: "This is like watching a combo finishing move in a fighting video game"


"That was beautifully done," someone else wrote, while another individual chimed in to add: "Way to totally destroy Liz Truss with one (very long) sentence! Fantastic!"

In response, Truss didn't drop any raps of her own, but sought to clarify her political views had matured: "Well Kay, I’m somebody who, I didn’t come from a traditional Conservative background. My first political experience was going on a CND [Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament] march with my mother aged seven," she began.



"I then as a teenager joined the Liberal Democrats. I’m not sure how much I should be held to account by things I said when I was 18 or 19, but I’ve always had a belief that we can be a more successful country, that people should be able to control their own lives. I’ve always believed in the principle of freedom. I’ve always believed in low taxation. And yes, my views on other issues have developed over time."

But Burley wasn't buying it and ended by returning to her The Marshall Mathers LP reference before Truss left the set: "I did say will the real Liz Truss please stand up – you’re still sitting down."

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