Liz Truss has become British Prime Minister, she will give a speech this afternoon

Liz Truss has become British Prime Minister, she will give a speech this afternoon
Liz Truss has become British Prime Minister, she will give a speech this afternoon

London/Balmoral – Forty-seven-year-old former foreign minister Liz Truss became British prime minister. The Queen Elizabeth II. she was appointed to the position today at Balmoral Castle in Scotland, where she “kindly” accepted Boris Johnson’s resignation about an hour earlier, the BBC website reported.

Today at 17:15 CET, Truss will make her first speech in Downing Street, where she will re-emphasize her political priorities. They are primarily the recovery of the stagnant economy and the solution to the cost of living crisis through tax cuts.

Truss emerged as prime minister from an internal Tory vote, who preferred her to ex-finance minister Rishi Sunak.

After Margaret Thatcher and Theresa May, Elizabeth Truss is the third female head of the British government and the 15th Prime Minister during the reign of Elizabeth II.

The Independent’s political editor Andrew Woodcock said in an interview with the BBC that a new British prime minister normally has time to enjoy a short period of advocacy after his inauguration. But according to him, Trussová will go “straight into the hurricane”. “People are facing poverty, businesses are at risk of collapse. We need solutions very, very quickly,” Woodcock said.

The new Prime Minister will appoint the members of the new government this afternoon, which will meet for the first meeting on Wednesday morning.

Johnson made his last appearance in Downing Street before heading to the Queen

Before flying to Scotland, Johnson delivered his last speech as British Prime Minister in London’s Downing Street, in which he spoke of his economic, political and diplomatic achievements and called for support for the new Prime Minister’s government.

The prime minister, who is leaving office early despite his Conservatives’ triumphant election victory in December 2019, said today that like “a space launch vehicle that has done its job, it will now gently fall back into the atmosphere and crash into a remote region in the Pacific”.

The British Prime Minister’s Office shared on its Twitter account today

in which Johnson and his wife Carrie walk down the corridor of the Prime Minister’s Mansion to loud applause from officials and staff just before Johnson walks out the black doors of Number Ten and delivers his speech.

“Like Cincinnatus, I now return to my plough,” Johnson said at the end of the speech, referring to the fifth-century BC Roman soldier and politician who saved the country from invasion and then “returned to the plough” on his own farm. However, he later returned to politics years later.

After a few minutes of speech, the outgoing Prime Minister, together with his wife Carrie, who shone in a pink dress among the darkly dressed and visibly moved Johnson’s colleagues, went to the Prime Minister’s Range Rover, where Johnson, for the last time as Prime Minister, posed for a photographer. He then headed to the British Air Force base Northolt near London, from where he flew to Scotland.

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