Liz Truss ‘overruled officials’ to demand she used Tory donor’s Mayfair club to meet US diplomat

Liz Truss ‘overruled officials’ to demand she used a millionaire Tory donor’s Mayfair club to wine and dine a US diplomat with a £1,400 lunch. The Foreign Secretary ‘explicitly asked’ to use 5 Hertford Street in central London, owned by aristocrat Robin Birley, before spending hundreds of pounds on gin and wine alone. Ms Truss … Read more

Farming leaders fear Liz Truss trade deal will flood Britain with poor-quality meat

Farming leaders fear Liz Truss will sign a free trade deal with Australia which could see cheap beef flooding the UK market Minette Batters, president of the National Farmers Union, says members are concerned They fear Ms Truss’s negotiators have agreed to tariff-free access to UK market in their haste to secure a deal before … Read more

Brexit booze bonus as Liz Truss claims Australian wine will become CHEAPER under new trade deal

Brexit booze bonus as Liz Truss claims Australian wine will become CHEAPER in the UK under terms of new trade deal she is agreeing with Canberra The ‘vast majority’ of a free trade deal with Australia has been agreed Ms Truss said that it included provisions that would make wine cheaper here Also opens up  … Read more

Australian MP blasts ‘amateurish’ Liz Truss

Australian MP blasts ‘amateurish’ Liz Truss after she insulted the Canberra minister she is trying to strike a trade deal with as the pair meet in London for crunch talks Liz Truss holding face-to-face talks with Australian Trade Minister Dan Tehan Talks in London started this morning but UK frustrated at pace of the progress … Read more

Liz Truss demands Australia speeds up trade talks

Liz Truss demands Australia picks up ‘glacially slow’ trade negotiations ahead of crunch meeting this week as allies brand her Canberra counterpart ‘inexperienced’ Liz Truss is set for face-to-face talks with Australian Trade Minister Dan Tehan Talks in London due to start tomorrow but UK frustrated at pace of the progress Allies of Ms Truss … Read more

On Her Majesty’s (not-so) Secret Service: Liz Truss moves into Bond author Ian Fleming’s office

On Her Majesty’s (not-so) Secret Service: Trade Secretary Liz Truss moves into James Bond author Ian Fleming’s former office – but is accused of ‘massively wasteful vanity project’ for spending £38,000 on a PR film documenting the move By David Wilcock, Whitehall Correspondent For Mailonline Published: 13:49 BST, 7 April 2021 | Updated: 13:59 BST, … Read more

Whitehall adviser accuses ministers of creating an unpleasant environment for gay people

Equality chief in gay hostility row: Whitehall adviser accuses ministers of creating an unpleasant environment for gay people as she quits her post Jayne Ozanne has labelled ministers Liz Truss and Kemi Badenoch as ‘ignorant’ Miss Ozanne quit the Conservative Party and Government’s LGBT advisory panel She says there’s a ‘hostile environment for LGBT people’ … Read more

Post-Brexit trade: US drops tariffs on whisky, cashmere and Stilton imports from UK

US drops tariffs on whisky, cashmere and Stilton as trade deal with Britain inches closer – two months after Liz Truss axed fees on American imports US said millions worth of tariffs on Scotch and other goods would be suspended Cashmere and cheese are also set to benefit from the American relaxation Comes a month … Read more