Liz Truss, on most popular cabinet minister among Tory voters, received significant promotion and became Tory's first female foreign minister.
Described by his supporters as "one of the few true capitalists remaining in cabinet ", Truss is said to have expressed private concerns about the rise of the 'national insurance unveiled by the Prime Minister last week, and this week she has spoken in favor of "business" instead of "statism".
In a speech to the Policy Exchange think tank, described by an Urce as call for" Lidl Tories , she said thatthe conservative party should embrace free enterprise instead of "inexorably increasing the size of the state".
After two years as head of the Department of International Trade , Truss has acquired a great grasp of articulating a post-Brexit vision of 'Global Britain'. Announcing trade deals with her characteristic optimistic patriotism, she is appreciated by her colleagues who see her as hardworking and focused - so much so that some have coined the slogan: "In Liz we Truss.
The new foreign minister's first international trip is expected to take place next week, when she will accompany Boris Johnson to the UN General Assembly in New York. The priority will be to "rekindle our relations with the United States," said a senior Tory official after Britain felt left in the dark by Jo. The administration of Biden during the chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan.
Despite the pandemic, this will not be his first trip abroad this year: besides his predecessor Dominic Raab, Truss is the only other known minister to have taken a vacation abroad this summer.
Returning home, MEPs said that 'she "should certainly get along much better with Ben Wallace " in reference to the argument between the Defense Secretary and Raab over the handling of the Kabul evacuation.
Iain Duncan Smith, the former Tory leader who previously served in the cabinet with Truss, said she was "one of the toughest people in China , and I hope she will now take this robust stance with the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office and make it clear that we cannot reward this Chinese regime with pread of trade agreements ”.
He hoped his enthusiasm for entering the Pacific trade partnership known as CPTPP to continue, pushing the UK to "plan after Brexit to prevent China from becoming completely dominant " in the region.
Some were surprised that Johnson had appointed someone much talked about as a future candidate for the leadership of one of the four key positions in the state. As Raab tried to keep his ministerial post on Wednesday, he was unsuccessful - and ended up being transferred to the Justice Department, to replace Robert Buckland, despite receiving the Vice Consolation Prize. -Prime Minister.
Some government insiders have suggested that this was an attempt to prevent Truss from engaging in political maneuvering by giving him more diplomatic responsibilities, which will allow him to beless candid about domestic politics.
However, a senior Whitehall official who worked with Truss in the trade department said "a lot of people don't take it as seriously as they should ". "It will hit the drum for global Britain even more vigorously than it has done in commerce - which is not a bad thing at all," they said, adding that She would probably be "more hawkish towards China" and pointed to recent outspoken comments on intellectual property theft and forced labor in China's Xinjiang Province.
MPs said the Truss star is likely to rise further in this new role. " She just kept her head down, got down to business and delivered - and she will do it again ", one said. Another added: "She doesn't take any shit.
Truss will retain her current role as Minister for Women and Equalities, a blow to some conservatives who viewed her as overly enthusiastic about appearing" anti-awake "at the expense of supporting greater rights for transgender people. One said it was a "missed opportunity" and that she would be unable to devote the time the role deserved.