British Prime Minister Liz Truss appoints a loyalist government

British Prime Minister Liz Truss appoints a loyalist government

British Prime Minister Liz Truss appoints a loyalist government

Top to bottom, left to right: UK Home Secretary Suella Braverman;  Foreign Minister James cleverly;  the Minister of Health, Thérèse Coffey;  and Chancellor of the Exchequer Kwasi Kwarteng leave 10 Downing Street after meeting with Liz Truss on 6 September 2022.

Curator Liz Truss has officially become 56And The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (and the third woman in this post) at around noon on Tuesday 6 September, during his first interview with the Queen, as is the British constitutional tradition. This meeting took place at Balmoral Castle, Scotland, and not Buckingham Palace, due to the 96-year-old ruler’s health problems. After the perfectly mastered choreography of the transfers of power across the Channel, Boris Johnson had preceded her by a few minutes at the summer residence of Elizabeth II to submit her resignation.

M.myself Truss immediately flew back to London, where, again as usual, she gave her first leadership speech outside the door of 10 Downing Street, amid heavy downpours.. “I know that together we can weather the storm, we can get our economy back on track and turn the UK into the bright, modern country it can be,” he said, recalling his promise of reforms ” Bold ” and tax cuts for “to stimulate growth”. The leader faces a dire economic situation, with a country likely already in recession and millions of Brits soon unable to pay astronomical energy bills.

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Beyond the protocol, the day was marked above all by the appointment of the Truss government: a matter promptly completed because it was widely anticipated in recent days. First observation: the unprecedented diversity of this new company. Since former Prime Minister David Cameron has pledged, since 2005, to rejuvenate and feminize the Conservative Party, as well as to promote more representatives of ethnic minorities, the appointments of political leaders of African or Asian descent in key positions have become the agenda. Under the Johnson era, Rishi Sunak, former Chancellor of the Exchequer, and Priti Patel, at the Ministry of the Interior (Ministry of the Interior), were of Indian descent. Healthy Sajid Javid came from a Pakistani family.

For the first time, four of the top positions in the Truss cabinet go to people of immigrant background. Kwasi Kwarteng, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, is of Ghanaian descent. At the Ministry of the Interior, Suella Braverman is of Indian descent. James Cleverly, appointed foreign minister, is of Sierra Leonean origin. “This toilet is proof that you can be successful in the Tory party regardless of your background, replied Samuel Kasumu, Mr. Johnson’s former diversity consultant. It also remains to diversify our electorate, it is crucial for the success of the party. “

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