To mark International Women’s Day, Liz Truss took over the Treasury for one night only. The Chief Secretary to the Treasury kicked off the celebrations at No 11 with a speech praising Destiny’s Child, the American girl group:
‘I can’t put it better than Destiny’s Child when they sang “all the honeys making money”‘
While Truss’s speech was primarily focussed on encouraging the women of the world to open their minds to finance (and liberty) – it also appeared to have a message for Philip Hammond. Truss told a room of female businesswomen and hacks that there was still much work to do for women’s progress. She noted that while things had improved, there was yet to be a female governor of the Bank of England or, for that matter, a… female Chancellor.
With Truss suggesting to guests at the end of the night that they just occupy the building, Mr S suspects Hammond may wish to keep an eye on his independent colleague…