EU’s Maros Sefcovic takes a tumble as Brexit talks begin

The Brexit talks were literally on thin ice today – as the EU’s Maros Sefcovic took a tumble on a slippery step. Mr Sefcovic nearly came a-cropper as he arrived at Chevening for discussions with Liz Truss on the Northern Ireland protocol. The Foreign Secretary and ministers looked on aghast as he nearly lost his … Read more

Liz Truss fires warning shot at Vladimir Putin over Ukraine

Liz Truss fires a fresh warning shot at Vladimir Putin and says Moscow will face ‘massive consequences’ which come at a ‘severe cost’ if Russia invades Ukraine as she also blasts China for its ‘coercive economic policies’ Liz Truss has hosted a meeting of G7 foreign ministers in Liverpool this weekend Foreign Secretary has issued … Read more

Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak ‘are on constant manoeuvres’ in bid for future leadership of Tory party 

Busy Lizzy meets Big Lizzy: Foreign Secretary Truss lands on HMS Queen Elizabeth as MPs say she and Rishi Sunak ‘are on constant manoeuvres’ in bid for future leadership of Tory party  Chancellor and Foreign Secretary, both long tipped as potential leaders, said to be ‘sounding out’ colleagues Allies of Miss Truss, including parliamentary private … Read more

Liz Truss will start talks for country to join one of the world’s biggest free-trade areas 

Britain aims for trade deal with Pacific nations: Liz Truss will start talks for country to join one of the world’s biggest free-trade areas Liz Truss hopes trans-Pacific partnership will ‘pivot away’ UK from Europe   She will launch the UK’s member bid in video call with her Japanese counterpart  It is a trade agreement between … Read more

Plans ‘within weeks’ for the UK to join trans-Pacific trading club

Ministers will unveil plans ‘within weeks’ for the UK to join trans-Pacific trading club including Australia, Canada and Japan Liz Truss says plans to join trans-Pacific trading group unveiled ‘within weeks’ The CPTPP has formally agreed to start accession negotiation with the UK The free trade area includes Australia, Canada, Japan and New Zealand  By … Read more

Farming leaders fear Liz Truss trade deal will flood Britain with poor-quality meat

Farming leaders fear Liz Truss will sign a free trade deal with Australia which could see cheap beef flooding the UK market Minette Batters, president of the National Farmers Union, says members are concerned They fear Ms Truss’s negotiators have agreed to tariff-free access to UK market in their haste to secure a deal before … Read more

Brexit booze bonus as Liz Truss claims Australian wine will become CHEAPER under new trade deal

Brexit booze bonus as Liz Truss claims Australian wine will become CHEAPER in the UK under terms of new trade deal she is agreeing with Canberra The ‘vast majority’ of a free trade deal with Australia has been agreed Ms Truss said that it included provisions that would make wine cheaper here Also opens up  … Read more

Australian MP blasts ‘amateurish’ Liz Truss

Australian MP blasts ‘amateurish’ Liz Truss after she insulted the Canberra minister she is trying to strike a trade deal with as the pair meet in London for crunch talks Liz Truss holding face-to-face talks with Australian Trade Minister Dan Tehan Talks in London started this morning but UK frustrated at pace of the progress … Read more