Liz Truss gives first speech as British Prime Minister: ‘Will you weather the severe storm’

The Conservative politician is currently giving her speech as British Prime Minister. Earlier today, Queen Elizabeth officially appointed Truss as the country’s prime minister. She was received by the Queen at Balmoral Castle, who was unable to travel to London due to problems with movement.

Liz Truss landed at Northolt Airport in west London at around 5pm GMT after visiting Queen Elizabeth in Scotland. From there, she headed straight to Downing Street, where – after some delay – she delivered her first address to the nation. It is common for new prime ministers to address their new official residence after their appointment.

She immediately began her speech by greeting her predecessor, Boris Johnson. He ended Brexit, delivered enough virus vaccines and turned his back on Russia. Truss promised that she would turn Britain intoambitious nationThree priorities identified: the economy, the energy crisis and the UK healthcare system.

“We’re in a big storm right now,” she admitted during her talk. However, she claimed that the country is up to the challenge. “But by focusing on our economy, our energy and our health care, I am confident Britain will weather the storm.”

Balmoral Castle

The Queen had submitted her resignation earlier today Prime Minister Boris Johnson visits Scotlandwho officially resigned. Then was Liz Truss, who is now officially appointed prime minister, after winning the Conservation Party’s presidential election on Monday against Rishi Sunak.

Truss is the country’s third female prime minister after Margaret Thatcher and Theresa May, and this is the 14th time the Queen has received a new prime minister. Including Winston Churchill – who was already Prime Minister when she came to the throne – she is already in her 15th term.

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The meeting took place at Balmoral Castle in Scotland, where the Queen was unable to travel to Buckingham Palace in London due to mobility problems. It has also been several weeks since a photo of the Queen was shared, her health deteriorating sharply. She was last seen at a public event in mid-June.

Truss traveled immediately to London after meeting the Queen, and will deliver her first speech as prime minister later in the day, in front of her new official residence at 10 Downing Street. Truss must now assemble her government team as quickly as possible. The first parliamentary question was put on the agenda on Wednesday. It will mainly be about rising energy costs and living costs.

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