Liz Truss joins race to exchange Boris Johnson, vows to assist defeat Russia

UK overseas secretary has introduced her bid to exchange outgoing PM

UK Overseas Secretary Liz Truss has joined the race to change into the following prime minister, outlining her imaginative and prescient for Britain and the Conservative occasion in an op-ed revealed by the Each day Telegraph on Sunday.

“We face large challenges at residence amid the worldwide financial disaster. We face large challenges overseas, from an aggressive Russia to an more and more assertive China,” she wrote, vowing to manipulate as a Conservative if she is picked for the highest job.

Truss stated that she could be a main minister that “can lead, ship and make the powerful selections,” whereas touting her expertise as a Brexit negotiator, commerce and overseas secretary, who helped slap sanctions on Russia for its army offensive in Ukraine.

“As overseas secretary, I’ve helped to steer the worldwide response to Putin’s battle in Ukraine and delivered a troublesome sanctions bundle that has led the world, by imposing actual ache on Putin and the Kremlin,” she stated.

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Truss additionally promised to start out slashing taxes to assist the UK stand up to a hovering value of residing disaster and appeal to funding. On the identical time, she intends to get personal enterprise rising sooner than the general public sector and, within the long-term, to chop down on the scale of the state.

By asserting her management bid, Truss has joined a packed race to exchange Boris Johnson who introduced on Thursday that he would step down as prime minister following a flurry of scandals and a wave of resignations of senior cupboard members.

Different distinguished contenders embody Britain’s former chancellor of the exchequer, Rishi Sunak, former well being secretary Sajid Javid, UK Overseas Affairs Committee chair Tom Tugendhat, commerce minister Penny Mordaunt and former overseas secretary, Jeremy Hunt. One other obvious frontrunner, Defence Secretary Ben Wallace, nevertheless, introduced that he wouldn’t stand within the occasion election after “cautious consideration.”