British PM Choice. . .

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Ben Wallace remains Defence Secretary.

Lord True is the Leader of the House of Lords.

Penny Mordaunt is the Leader of the House of Commons.

Nadhim Zahawi is Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Minister for Intergovernmental Relations and Equalities Minister.

Brandon Lewis is Justice Secretary.

Wendy Morton is Chief Whip.
 

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Tom Tugendhat is Security Minister.

James Heappey is Armed Forces and Veterans Minister.

Vicky Ford is Development Minister.

Edward Argar is the Paymaster General and Minister for the Cabinet Office.

Michael Ellis is the Attorney General.

Chris Philp is Chief Secretary to the Treasury.

Anne-Marie Trevelyan is Transport Secretary.

Robert Buckland is Welsh Secretary.

Alister Jack is Scottish Secretary.

Chris Heaton-Harris is Northern Irish Secretary.

Michelle Donelan is Culture Secretary.

Ranil Jayawardena is Environment Secretary.

Kit Malthouse is Education Secretary.

Chloe Smith is Work and Pensions Secretary.

Kemi Badenoch is International Trade Secretary.

Simon Clarke is Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Secretary.

Jacob Rees-Mogg is Business Secretary.

Alok Sharma is Cop26 President.

Graham Stuart is Climate Minister.
 

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President Zelensky invites Liz Truss to Ukraine​

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky says he's spoken to Liz Truss this evening.

He tweets: "I became the first foreign leader to have a conversation with the newly elected British PM Liz Truss."

Zelensky says he's invited her to Ukraine and thanked British people "for the major defence and economic aid for Ukraine".

"It's important that Britain is ready to further strengthen it," he adds.

Truss accepts President Zelensky's invite to Ukraine​

Liz Truss has accepted Volodymyr Zelensky’s invitation to visit him in Ukraine, Downing Street says.

In a statement, No 10 says the new PM reiterated the UK’s “steadfast support for Ukraine’s freedom and democracy”.

“In her first call with a counterpart since becoming Prime Minister, she reiterated to the Ukrainian leader that he had her full backing, and Ukraine could depend on the UK’s assistance for the long term,” the statement adds.

It goes on to say Truss "looked forward to working with the President in the coming weeks and months and was delighted to accept an invitation to visit [him] in Ukraine soon".

 

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America and Britain reaffirm their friendship

US President Joe Biden has spoken with Prime Minister Truss this evening, Downing Street has said, Biden congratulating her on her appointment.

"The Prime Minister looked forward to working closely with President Biden as leaders of free democracies to tackle shared challenges, particularly the extreme economic problems unleashed by Putin's war," a Downing Street spokeswoman said.

They said Truss and Biden "reflected on the enduring strength of the special relationship" and agreed to build on those links, including by furthering "our deep defence alliance through Nato and Aukus (the US and UK alliance with Australia)".

"The leaders reinforced their commitment to strengthening global liberty, tackling the risks posed by autocracies and ensuring Putin fails in Ukraine."

The two leaders also "discussed a range of domestic issues" and agreed on the importance of "protecting the Belfast (Good Friday) Agreement", adding that they look forward to meeting again soon.

 

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Well aside from Pie-hole's comments (a man who felt castro went a little too easy on corporations) she's right that the answer is not taxing corps and then giving money back to the people. That's not a great model. There are other ways to do it that are much more effective. However - you then also have to deliver on one of those other ways. So we'll see how that goes.
 
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Mary Elizabeth Truss, the UK's 56th Prime Minister, was born in Oxford on 26th July 1975 when Harold Wilson was Prime Minister.

She is the daughter of John Truss, Emeritus Professor of Pure Mathematics at the University of Leeds, and Priscilla Grasby, a nurse. Her parents, who she once described as being "to the left of Labour", met at Cambridge University.

The family moved to Paisley, Renfrewshire, in Scotland when she was four years old, living there from 1979 to 1985, with Truss attending West Primary School. She then attended Roundhay School in the Roundhay area of Leeds a school which she later claimed had "let down" children.

Aged twelve, she spent a year in Burnaby, British Columbia, where she attended Parkcrest Elementary School while her father taught at Simon Fraser University.

Truss has praised the coherent curriculum, and the Canadian attitude that it was "really good to be top of the class", which she contrasts to her education at Roundhay School.

Truss was remembered by adolescent classmates as a studious girl with "geeky" friends. She reportedly had an interest in social issues such as homelessness.

She read Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Merton College, Oxford, graduating in 1996.

While at Oxford University she was a member of Oxford University Liberal Democrats, before switching allegiance to the Tories upon graduation in 1996.

Truss worked for Shell between 1996 and 2000 and for Cable & Wireless between 2000 and 2005.

After becoming involved in politics, she was elected MP for South West Norfolk in the 2010 General Election, a position she still holds.

Between 2012 and 2014 she served as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Childcare and Education in the Coalition Government, Environment Secretary between 2014 and 2016, Justice Secretary and Lord Chancellor between 2016 and 2017, Chief Secretary to the Treasury between 2017 and 2019 Trade Secretary between 2019 and 2021, Equalities Minister between 2019 and 2022 and Foreign Secretary between 2021 and 2022.

During the EU Referendum she was a Remainer but became a Brexiteer after Britain left the EU on 31st January 2020. As Trade Secretary she negotiated numerous trade deals for Britain.

Truss has championed Britain following Germany's lead in allowing people to have tax-free and less heavily regulated "mini-jobs".

As the daughter of a noted mathematician, Truss has called for mathematics classes to be compulsory for all those on full-time education.

Since 2000 Truss has been married to accountant Hugh O'Leary, finance director at Affinity Global Real Estate. They have two daughters.
 

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As The Telegraph says that she could be the most radical PM for a century, Remainer-turned-Brexiteer Truss attacks the EU...

"I will make good on the promise of Brexit and our potential by getting burdensome EU-inspired law off our statute books by the end of 2023"

 

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Truss confirms sensational Brexiteer Cabinet

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The victorious Brexiteers are well and truly in power

Braverman, who wants Britain to leave the European Court of Human Rights, is appointed Home Secretary by Truss

 
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New Deputy Prime Minister and Health Secretary Therese Coffey was being interviewed on LBC by Nick Ferrari this morning and all of a sudden the alarm on her phone went off. It was an alarm you wouldn't expect her to have - Dr Dre.