Liz Truss eyes move to replace Boris Johnson — Analysis
UK foreign secretary Liz Truss, boasting her expertise in diplomacy, has made her bid for Boris Johnson’s replacement
UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss joined the race for next prime minister. In an article published by Daily Telegraph, she outlines her vision of Britain and the Conservative Party in an editorial on Sunday.
“We face huge challenges at home amid the global economic crisis. We face huge challenges abroad, from an aggressive Russia to an increasingly assertive China,”She wrote that she would be a Conservative leader if elected to the top job.
Truss claimed that she would become a prime minister. “can lead, deliver and make the tough decisions,”While touting her achievements as a Brexit negotiator trade and foreign secretary she was also instrumental in imposing sanctions on Russia to stop its military aggression in Ukraine.
“As foreign secretary, I have helped to lead the international response to Putin’s war in Ukraine and delivered a tough sanctions package that has led the world, by imposing real pain on Putin and the Kremlin,”Sie said.
Truss has also pledged to begin slashing taxes, to aid the UK in a rising cost-of-living crisis. As well as accelerating the growth of private enterprise, Truss also intends to shrink the state’s size over time.
Truss is now announcing her bid for leadership. Truss joined the race to become Boris Johnson’s successor after Johnson announced that he was stepping down as Prime Minister on Thursday following scandals, resignations from senior Cabinet members and other mishaps.
Other prominent contenders include Britain’s former chancellor of the exchequer, Rishi Sunak, former health secretary Sajid Javid, UK Foreign Affairs Committee chair Tom Tugendhat, trade minister Penny Mordaunt and former foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt. However, Ben Wallace, the Defence Secretary, is another frontrunner. He announced his decision not to stand for party elections after. “careful consideration.”
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