Liz Truss profile: Can a not ‘very diplomatic’ prime ministerial hopeful get Brexit done?

Boris Johnson’s Brexit minister is increasingly being touted as the prime contender to succeed him at 10 Downing Street

Liz Truss, Britain’s foreign secretary. ‘The UK position has not changed. We need goods to flow freely between Great Britain and Northern Ireland, end the role of the European Court of Justice as the final arbiter of disputes between us, and resolve other issues.’ Illustration: Peter Hanan

In brief

Name: Liz Truss

Age: 46

Appearance: professionally dressed with her own personal Union Jack strategically placed behind her

Newsworthiness: the longest serving member of the current Tory government has been handed the Brexit brief, but has her eyes on the top office just as Boris Johnson falters

In depth:

Speaking to the BBC in 2018, Liz Truss didn’t exactly sound like she was eagerly cutting a path to the Foreign Secretary’s office, which ...