On Monday, UK Foreign Minister and Conservative Party leader Liz Truss was elected as the country’s next Prime Minister. Liz Truss will succeed Boris Johnson as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Liz Truss won the Tory leadership election by defeating her opponent, former finance minister Rishi Sunak.

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Former leader of the Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn post the announcement of the new PM tweeted- 

“The first act of Liz Truss’ premiership should be taking immediate action to tackle the cost of living crisis that is pushing millions into poverty — this must be a wealth tax and bringing energy companies, water, mail and rail into public ownership,” he wrote.

He also added- “She must also commit to giving workers a pay rise, ending the creeping privatisation of our NHS and the appalling treatment of refugees fleeing war.”

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Truss has always expressed her admiration for Corbyn’s work. Truss believed Corbyn’s success was due in part to voters’ desire for politicians who spoke with conviction. Officials recall her complaining to her aides when they wrote remarks criticising Corbyn for being “ideological,” telling them that the only thing good about Corbyn was that he had a clear ideology.

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn, however, have always clashed on opinions. Corbyn was expected to be steamrolled by Theresa May, Johnson’s predecessor as prime minister, in the 2017 general elections, but the Conservatives lost their majority. Johnson did annihilate Corbyn’s chances two years later, winning the Conservatives’ largest majority since Margaret Thatcher’s reign.

Liz Truss’s victory speech after being announced as the Conservative leader was brief, but it contained enough hints about her future direction.

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“I also want to thank our outgoing leader, my friend, Boris Johnson. Boris, you got Brexit done. You crushed Jeremy Corbyn. You rolled out the vaccine, and you stood up to Vladimir Putin. You are admired from Kyiv to Carlisle,” the new PM stated. Truss still paid homage to Johnson’s greatest hits despite his otherwise tattered premiership.

Truss is dealing with a cost-of-living crisis unprecedented since her idol, Margaret Thatcher, was in power. According to investment bank Goldman Sachs, inflation has reached double digits and could reach 22% next year if rising energy prices continue.