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This is Liz Truss, the new ‘Iron Lady’ loyal to Boris Johnson who is the big favorite to succeed him as Prime Minister

BayRadio | September 5, 2022
Liz Truss

Loyal to the end. This is how one could define the current British Foreign Minister, Liz Truss, who has been one of the big heavyweights within the British government led by Boris Johnson, and who refused to leave him while half the Conservative Party demanded that he resign.

Truss, far from being a woman like Angela Merkel, tends to be compared to Margaret Thatcher, having been nicknamed ‘the new Iron Lady’. Truss, a staunch conservative, has narrowly got through more than one qualifying round to succeed Johnson, and managed, very narrowly, to eliminate Penny Mordaunt and be the one who disputes the post of ‘premier’ with the former Minister of Finance, Rishi Sunak, being the big favorite in the polls.

Among her electoral promises, Truss guarantees that, if she is Prime Minister, she will make “a series of radical reforms to encourage growth and prosperity in every corner of the UK,” promising that there will be no new independence referendum in Scotland in 2023, as the Scottish Prime Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, claims to be “tough on the European Union”, referring to the “freedom” given to them by Brexit, and being one of the supporters of leaving the community.

Liz Truss, born in 1975, is 47 years old and is one of the faces anchored within the hard wing of the Conservative Party. She joined in 1996, when she was a 21-year-old girl, convinced that she was destined to do great things. Although it was rumored that she would end up in the liberal ranks, she did not hesitate and maintained a firm political activity that began to develop intensely in the year 2010, when she was elected as a member of the British Parliament.

In 2014, her first important post came, when she was appointed by the then British Prime Minister David Cameron as Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, supporting the Brexit that Cameron raised. When Theresa May arrived on Downing Street, she appointed her Secretary of State for Justice, a position she held until July 2017. Under Johnson, she was elected Minister of Equality and Secretary of State for International Trade. She held the latter position until November 2021, when she was appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs, which, along with Equality, that she currently holds.

Truss starred in a huge scandal in 2000, when it was revealed that she had cheated on her husband, Hugh O’Leary, with a Member of Parliament. In fact, they both had married that year. However, both managed to reconcile and are still married, with two daughters in common and with the close hope of seeing Truss at the top of politics and what was her dream since she was 21 years old: to govern the United Kingdom.

Written by BayRadio

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