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The biggest challenge for Liz Truss is the upcoming ‘horror winter’, in which British households will have to deal with high energy bills. Consumers to put together a support package the size of the aid during the aid. Although she has not ruled out emergency aid, her preference is for macroeconomic measures, such as a tax relief of the equivalent of 35 billion euros, supplemented by a 5 percent reduction in VAT. It is about borrowed money, because she does not want to cut spending. Her critics speak of voodoo economics. Taking power away from the central bank to get a better grip on the economy, what a return to the times of Margaret Thatcher.
Truss is more familiar with this file. As Minister of International Trade, she has signed dozens of trade agreements. They hope to reach an agreement with the US and have said the British have plenty to offer as the Americans start the reality series Love Island and costume drama Downton Abbey ‘devour’. In the meantime, she is on a collision course with Brussels. The law to neutralize the Northern Ireland protocol from the Brexit agreement is her brainchild. Like her guardian, she is not a representative of traditional diplomacy. She denounced the ‘obstinate’ Brussels and when asked by Emmanuel Macron is a friend of an enemy, she said that must still be done. In her own country, she wants to ensure that civil servants no longer train Brexit legislation.
Another referendum on Scottish independence? The Scottish nationalists, if it is up to Truss, can forget that. Like Johnson, she doesn’t mind risking the Union. According to her, the nationalists in Scotland, as well as those in Wales and Northern Ireland, play political games and better put their energies into running their semi-independent nations well. To sharpen the relationship between Britain’s neighbours, she has called Scottish Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon an “attention-seeker”. Unlike Johnson, Truss has a personal connection to Scotland. She spent part of her childhood in Paisley, a suburb of Glasgow. For that reason, Trus has identified itself as a ‘child of the union’.
On paper, Truss agrees with plans for her progress to make the country carbon neutral by 2050, but she doesn’t think that should cost households and businesses. That is why, for example, she wants to temporarily get rid of environmental taxes. With a view to energy security, it wants to be more generous in obtaining licenses for drilling for oil and gas in the North Sea. She is also positive about the idea of fracking, with the important caveat that the drafted population agrees. She supports the construction of new nuclear power plants and does not want the whole country to be filled with wind farms. Her suggestion to abolish the maximum speed limit on the motorways, based on the German model, is hardly environmentally friendly.
In one of the election debates, Truss concluded that trans women are not women, which turned out to be the opinion of her rival Rishi Sunak. she took a position in the fierce trans debate. She is therefore against gender self-identification, the freedom of people to choose their sex without a medical procedure. Earlier this year, Truss, who also had equality cases in her portfolio, had posted to stop the “ridiculous debate” about personal pronouns, alluding to the trend for people to refer to things as “she/her” and “he/him” for example. to indicate. In addition, it is time for her to stop criticizing British history continuously. Instead of shame, she believes pride should have the upper hand.
Truss has little news to report on immigration. Under her leadership, hopeless asylum seekers also run the risk of ending up in Rwanda. In fact, she wants to extend this controversial asylum plan to other countries. Trus also does not want to increase the number of border guards, but they too can improve boat migration across the channel. She holds the French partly responsible. Like Johnson, she is a supporter of a British Bill of Rights that should ensure that European human rights law does not hinder migration policy. She is, however, willing to work when it comes to migration. To help the other shortage of agricultural workers to make the labor process easier.
When Johnson announced his move, Volodymyr Zelensky feared the loss of his closest ally, but with Truss the Ukrainian president not to worry. When she enters 10 Downing Street, she will call Kiev first. As far as she is concerned, there can be no question of a compromise with Vladimir Putin. Russia must be expelled from Ukraine. While Johnson had planned to increase defense spending to 2.5 percent of gross domestic product, he wanted to take part in demonstrations against nuclear weapons as a child and bring that percentage to 3. That is one percent more than NATO’s desire. Plans to shrink the British army to 72,500 soldiers are shelved.
Now that the British are getting a third female prime minister, the question naturally arises of what that means for the position of women. Thatcher rather saw herself as a feminist and she didn’t get it purposely to help women. Truss has called herself a Destiny’s Child Feminist, a reference to the song Independant woman of this American pop band. According to her, women in progressive groups are too often victimized. During the leadership campaign, she proposed to better combat misogyny. To tackle domestic violence, she wants a public, national register of names of men who have assaulted their wives. In addition, men who repeat whistling after women on the street should be prosecuted.