“Liz Truss is to be regretted”: This is how Boris Johnson’s successor ticks
The 47-year-old foreign minister clearly prevailed over her opponent Rishi Sunak. On Tuesday we will go to the Queen for the handover – but not in London.
For weeks, Liz Truss has wandered the country with the blissful smile of the election winner on her face. Interviews over the weekend, however, featured a more serious politician – an admission that after lighthearted gatherings with the 160,000 like-minded people in her Conservative party, she now faces responsibility for 67 million Britons. When the new prime minister receives the government order from the Queen this Tuesday, there will be more difficult tasks waiting for him “than since 1945,” believes historian Max Hastings, adding: