The irresistible rise of Liz Truss
Liz Truss has been appointed Foreign Secretary, further cementing herself as a power player in Conservative politics for the foreseeable future. Truss, who established herself as a darling of the right due to a combative and energetic stint as chief secretary to the Treasury under Theresa May, was the first sitting cabinet minister to endorse Boris Johnson in 2019. She has further entrenched her reputation among Conservatives at the Department of International Trade.
Those within Downing Street have been impressed by Truss’s ability to get things done, and, amid mounting frustration at Dominic Raab’s performance as Foreign Secretary, she was, in their eyes, the stand-out candidate to replace him.
Long before the crisis in Afghanistan, figures within No 10 were feeling the effects of what several describe as the “dysfunctional …
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