Liz Truss is happy to make enemies. The U.K.’s next prime minister has likened bureaucrats to "gremlins,” insulted domestic and foreign leaders, and said British workers need more graft.

The self-styled "disrupter-in-chief” said Sunday she’s ready for unpopular decisions, and will now have to pick who to antagonize most as she responds to the full-throttled cost-of-living crisis facing households and businesses.

Signs point to a Truss U-turn on the handouts she warned against as she courted Conservative Party members, who she will try to appease with tax cuts. Both measures may upset markets over fears of stoking inflation.