“Truss sounds wooden, but this might benefit her. She follows the most explosively gregarious Prime Minister in living memory but whose transgressions caught up with him.
“She instantly sounds more serious, and she has serious work to do after the Johnson extravaganza.
“This is certainly not something new in politics, but her wooden style makes it more obvious when she repeats her non-answer again and again.
“In her favour, it can be said that she doesn’t have oven-ready answers for everything, and she doesn’t try to flim-flam the questioner with vague [Roman] references.