Liz Truss

Liz Truss interview: ‘It’s important that we have robust honest debate’

29 September 2019 10:57

As the Tories gather in Manchester for their annual conference, Boris Johnson hopes to use the event to push post-Brexit…

Jacob Rees-Mogg: the next Chief Secretary to the Treasury?

11 July 2019 17:24

Liz Truss has made her pitch for No.11. But if she gets her wish, who might replace her as Chief Secretary…

Liz Truss makes her pitch for No. 11

11 July 2019 15:46

With Boris Johnson looking a shoo-in for No. 10, his supporters are battling it out in a bid to win…

Liz Truss’s numbers problem

16 May 2019 8:59

With Theresa May on the way out, the Prime Minister’s Cabinet colleagues are gearing up for the upcoming Tory leadership…

Liz Truss shows solidarity with Diane Abbott

1 May 2019 8:31

Liz Truss and Diane Abbott are an unlikely pair. One is a champion of free markets while the other is…

Liz Truss’s female founders speech: Little Mix, the Bullingdon Club and appealing to Gen Z

6 February 2019 16:29

As Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Liz Truss has shown herself unafraid to say what she thinks. Whether it’s the…

Women with Balls podcast: the Liz Truss edition

8 December 2018 9:00

When Liz Truss took to the stage at the Spectator’s Parliamentarian of the Year awards, she used her speech to…

Full text: Liz Truss’s Parliamentarian speech – the backstop, Andrew Bridgen and overpaid bureaucrats

29 November 2018 14:07

With the 2017 Parliamentarian of the Year winner Ruth Davidson on maternity leave, Liz Truss stepped in to present this…

Dominic Raab’s special turn

17 July 2018 12:23

Theresa May’s government may be on the verge of collapse but it’s still business as usual on the Westminster summer…

The latest Cabinet misbehaviour is a symptom, not a cause

27 June 2018 12:09

Collective responsibility is dead. Long live cabinet irresponsibility. This seems to be the message from Theresa May’s government this week.…

Liz Truss and the last straw

27 June 2018 11:00

Oh dear. Although free-thinking Cabinet members are not hard to come by nowadays, Liz Truss still managed to cause a…

Liz Truss talks Instagram at Cabinet

25 May 2018 18:00

Although Conservative MPs were recently given training to brush up their Instagram skills, there’s one Cabinet minister who requires no…

Liz Truss speaks freely: we need to be Tories with attitude

20 March 2018 10:58

It’s been a rough few months for the Conservatives so last night’s launch of Freer made a welcome change. Cabinet…

Truss takes over No 11

8 March 2018 23:48

To mark International Women’s Day, Liz Truss took over the Treasury for one night only. The Chief Secretary to the…

Michael Gove’s agenda lives on in prisons

3 October 2017 14:19

There’s a good reason ministerial conference speeches are often so achingly dull. Because such occasions are inevitably party political –…

Europe Minister David Lidington. Picture: PA

Butter up the judges, release some prisoners: how David Lidington can survive as Justice Secretary

13 June 2017 17:03

Liz Truss, I think it’s fair to say, was miscast as justice secretary. She was appointed only last July by Theresa…

What the papers say: How Project Fear failed to materialise

18 April 2017 8:45

Exactly a year ago today, George Osborne was busy unveiling the Treasury’s famously doom-laden analysis about Brexit. Now with his…

The government machine can’t root out Islamism in prisons. Believe me, I know

8 April 2017 11:00

In response to the Westminster attack, a 100-strong new counter-extremism taskforce has been announced to deal with the terrorist threat…

What the papers say: The John Bercow row rumbles on

13 February 2017 8:20

John Bercow has insisted that admitting he backed ‘Remain’ in the EU referendum doesn’t compromise his politically neutrality. Some MPs, like Tom…

Liz Truss on a sticky wicket over prison reform

19 December 2016 18:21

On Friday, Birmingham prison played host to the worst prison riot since the Strangeways jail riot 16 years ago. Stairwells…