Northern Ireland

Deirdre Heenan: The North will continue to be collateral damage under a Truss premiership

Liz Truss, the continuity Boris Johnson candidate, born-again Brexiteer and favourite in the Tory leadership race, bizarrely thinks her proposed legislation has ‘solved’ the protocol problem

Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss take part in the BBC leadership debate. If Truss has shown little interest in Northern Ireland, Sunak has shown even less. Picture: Getty

And then there were two. As widely predicted, the Tory leadership contest has been whittled down to Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss. The pair will now take their campaigns to the wider Tory membership of approximately 160,000 voters, who will select the winning candidate by postal ballot.

After a shaky start, Truss is the front-runner, with a considerable lead over Sunak in all recent membership polling. Last week, a YouGov poll found that among decided ...