Liz Truss

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Boris Johnson says UK defence spending set to rise to 2.5% of GDP by end of decade – as it happened
Prime minister tells Nato conference UK will spend 2.5% of GDP on defence by 2030

Andrew Sparrow

30, Jun, 2022 @4:47 PM

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Liz Truss defends plans to cut British army by nearly 10,000 troops
Foreign secretary calls on other Nato countries to increase defence spending and support Taiwan over China threats

Aubrey Allegretti Political correspondent

30, Jun, 2022 @9:07 AM

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Chinese invasion of Taiwan ‘would be catastrophic miscalculation’
Trade should be directed at countries who can be trusted, says British foreign secretary Liz Truss

Peter Walker in Madrid

29, Jun, 2022 @8:59 AM

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UK calls for extra vigilance on China ahead of Nato summit
Boris Johnson and Liz Truss among those saying Ukraine war highlights potential Chinese threat to Taiwan

Peter Walker Political correspondent

28, Jun, 2022 @6:25 PM

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Nicola Sturgeon tells Scottish parliament she wants to hold second independence referendum next October – as it happened
Scottish first minister tells MSPs she won’t allow ‘Scottish democracy to be a prisoner of Boris Johnson’

Andrew Sparrow

28, Jun, 2022 @5:03 PM

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Government wins vote on second reading of Northern Ireland protocol bill – as it happened
Former PM condemns draft legislation; former Tory chief whip says bill ‘trashes our reputation’

Nadeem Badshah (now); Andrew Sparrow (earlier)

27, Jun, 2022 @10:47 PM

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Laughter and forgetting with Liz as she prepares to break Brexit deal | John Crace
Introducing second reading of Northern Ireland protocol bill, Truss’s gullibility is almost endearing

John Crace

27, Jun, 2022 @7:28 PM

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Northern Ireland protocol bill passes Commons vote
Legislation allowing Brexit deal to be scrapped passes second reading stage, despite risk of trade war with EU

Lisa O'Carroll and Heather Stewart

27, Jun, 2022 @10:46 AM

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UK offers expertise in escort of Ukraine grain to avert starvation in Africa
Liz Truss and Turkish foreign minister meet to discuss safe passage for convoy under UN plan

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

23, Jun, 2022 @4:44 PM

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First UK deportation flight to Rwanda cancelled after European court intervention – as it happened
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Nadeem Badshah (now) and Andrew Sparrow (earlier)

14, Jun, 2022 @11:03 PM

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Bulk of Tory MPs stand firm behind Northern Ireland protocol bill
Feared backlash fails to emerge despite leading Conservative warning of international law breach

Rowena Mason and Rory Carroll

14, Jun, 2022 @7:04 PM

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‘Where is Liz Truss?’: sister of activist held in Cairo jail urges UK to act
Sanaa Seif says UK government is not standing up for her brother Alaa Abd El Fattah, on hunger strike and facing death

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

14, Jun, 2022 @6:56 PM

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