Liz Truss was named as Britain’s next prime minister on Monday, winning leadership of the governing Conservative Party amid skyrocketing living costs, civil unrest, and a recession.
After a divisive contest against former finance minister Rishi Sunak, Truss came out on top in a vote of Conservative Party members.
The announcement begins the “start of a handover from Boris Johnson, who was forced to announce his resignation in July after months of scandal saw support for his administration drain away,” the New York Post writes.
“Long the front-runner in the race to replace Johnson, Truss will become the Conservatives’ fourth prime minister since a 2015 election. Over that period the country has been buffeted from crisis to crisis, and now faces what is forecast to be a long recession triggered by sky-rocketing inflation which hit 10.1% in July.”
But who is Liz Truss?
Will she be an upgrade from Boris Johnson?
Let’s start with one basic find that’s a monstrous red flag.
Truss is listed on the World Economic Forum’s website.
Need I say more?
It appears the UK’s Conservative Party has elected another Klaus Schwab shill to the nation’s leadership position.
Liz Truss will be the next WEF representative in charge of administering their agenda in the UK.
— Matt Gubba (@MattGubba) September 5, 2022
Whoever gets the job in the end, Klaus Schwab and the WEF gets one of their approved politicians running another country. pic.twitter.com/dWGBe0J0k4
— Anglo-Saxon Abroad (@SaxonAbroad) September 4, 2022
Monday, 5th September 2022
And the UK will have a new Prime Minister
Liz Truss, World Economic Forum
Rishi Sunak, World Economic Forum
Heads, the WEF wins
Tails, the WEF wins
The people lose. pic.twitter.com/3gRoTetuKf
— Edward Hobden (@EdwardHobden) September 4, 2022
Do we need to know any other information about Liz Truss?
No, we really don’t.
The World Economic Forum wins.
The people lose.
But here’s some more background information on Liz Truss from Wikipedia.
She is currently serving as the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs since 2021 and Minister for Women and Equalities since 2019. A member of the Conservative Party, she has been Member of Parliament (MP) for South West Norfolk since 2010. She has served in various Cabinet positions under Prime Ministers David Cameron, Theresa May and Boris Johnson. Truss won the Conservative Party leadership election on 5 September 2022, beating her rival Rishi Sunak. She is due to be appointed Prime Minister on 6 September, and will be the third woman to serve in that position.
Truss attended Merton College, Oxford, and was President of Oxford University Liberal Democrats. In 1996, she both graduated and joined the Conservative Party. She worked at Shell and Cable & Wireless, and was deputy director of the think tank Reform. Truss was elected for South West Norfolk at the 2010 general election. As a backbencher, she called for reform in several policy areas including childcare, mathematics education and the economy. She founded the Free Enterprise Group of Conservative MPs and wrote or co-wrote a number of papers and books, including After the Coalition (2011) and Britannia Unchained (2012).
Truss served as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Childcare and Education from 2012 to 2014, before being appointed to the Cabinet by Cameron as Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in the 2014 cabinet reshuffle. Though she was a supporter of the Britain Stronger in Europe campaign for the UK to remain in the European Union in the 2016 referendum, she supported Brexit after the result. After Cameron resigned in July 2016, Truss was appointed Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor by May, becoming the first female Lord Chancellor in the thousand-year history of the office. Following the 2017 general election, Truss was appointed Chief Secretary to the Treasury. After May resigned in 2019, Truss supported Johnson’s bid to become Conservative leader. He appointed Truss as Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade. She took on the additional role of Minister for Women and Equalities in September 2019. She moved from the Department for International Trade to be promoted to Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs in the 2021 cabinet reshuffle. She was appointed the Government’s chief negotiator with the European Union and UK chair of the EU–UK Partnership Council in December 2021.
The New York Post added:
Truss faces a long, costly and difficult to-do list, which opposition lawmakers say is the result of 12 years of poor Conservative government. Several have called for an early election — something Truss has said she will not allow.
Veteran Conservative lawmaker David Davis described the challenges she would take on as prime minister as “probably the second most difficult brief of post-war prime ministers” after Conservative Margaret Thatcher in 1979.
“I actually don’t think any of the candidates, not one of them going through it, really knows quite how big this is going to be,” he said, adding that costs could run into tens of billions of pounds.
Truss has said she will appoint a strong cabinet, dispensing with what one source close to her called a “presidential-style” of governing, and she will have to work hard to win over some lawmakers in her party who had backed Sunak in the race.
The Institute for Government think-tank said Truss would have a weaker starting point than any of her predecessors, because she was not the most popular choice among her party’s lawmakers.
First, she will turn to the urgent issue of surging energy prices. Average annual household utility bills are set to jump by 80% in October to 3,549 pounds, before an expected rise to 6,000 pounds in 2023, decimating personal finances.
Britain has lagged other major European countries in its offer of support for consumer energy bills, which opposition lawmakers blame on a “zombie” government unable to act while the Conservatives ran their leadership contest.