Liz Truss backers step up attacks on Bank of England over inflation

Liz Truss’s supporters have stepped up their attack on the Bank of England’s handling of inflation, as the foreign secretary blamed the BoE and the Treasury for failing to avert the economic crisis facing Britain. Truss says she will change the mandate of the BoE to toughen its focus on inflation, while she claims that … Read more

Rishi Sunak to face Liz Truss for Tory leadership after Mordaunt is eliminated

Liz Truss is set to go head-to-head with Rishi Sunak to become Britain’s next prime minister after Penny Mordaunt was knocked out of the Conservative leadership race. Sunak, the former chancellor, came top in the fifth round of voting by Tory MPs at Westminster with 137 votes, followed by Truss, the serving foreign secretary, with … Read more

Ankara rejects Liz Truss’s plan to send UK asylum seekers to Turkey

A tentative plan by Liz Truss to send unwanted asylum seekers to Turkey has been shot down by the Ankara government within hours of it being floated. The Times reported on Saturday morning that the foreign secretary — who is in the running to become next Conservative prime minister — would like to open negotiations … Read more

Liz Truss pitched by backers to unite the Tory right

This article is an online version of our Inside Politics newsletter. Sign up here to get the newsletter sent straight to your inbox every weekday. On Monday, I wrote that the contest for the “establishment slot” in the Conservative race had been won, and that Rishi Sunak had essentially guaranteed his participation in the final … Read more