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Elizabeth Truss

International trade secretary Liz Truss in the House of Commons - Credit: Parliament Live

Elizabeth Truss

Liz Truss and Kemi Badenoch accused of creating ‘hostile environment’ as LGBT advisers resign

Three of the government’s LGBT advisers have resigned as they issued sharp criticism of equalities ministers Liz Truss and Kemi Badenoch. Jayne Ozanne accused Boris Johnson’s government of creating a “hostile environment” for LGBT people and criticised the two ministers as being “ignorant” on key issues. The government’s Equalities Office also confirmed that it had […]
Liz Truss appears on the Peston programme - Credit: ITV

Elizabeth Truss

Minister finally accepts Brexit contributed to shortages in Northern Ireland

A minister has finally accepted that Brexit has contributed to shortages on supermarket shelves in Northern Ireland. International trade secretary Liz Truss acknowledged that Brexit had caused issues while appearing on the Peston programme, but claimed that “predictions of armageddon” had not happened. Ireland’s foreign affairs minister Simon Coveney denied the government’s original assertion that Covid-19 was […]
Liz Truss MP - Credit: Parliament TV

Elizabeth Truss

Liz Truss criticised after describing gender and race equalities debate as ‘fashionable’

Liz Truss has been berated for suggesting that the debate surrounding gender and race equality issues had been dominated by “fashion” and not “facts”. The equalities minister today announced a change to government policy around systemic discrimination issues, promising a move away from “identity politics” in favour of a focus on people’s social class and individual “character”. She […]
International Trade Secretary Liz Truss arrives in Downing Street London - Credit: PA

Elizabeth Truss

Department run by women and equalities minister has ‘significantly widening’ gender pay gap problem, new figures reveal

The gender pay gap has significantly widened at the Department for International Trade (DIT) run by women and equalities minister Liz Truss, new figures reveal. Labour said the growing divide “raises serious questions” about the government’s commitment to close the gender pay gap when Truss’s department is “clearly going backwards”. The gap in the DIT, […]