With acknowledgments to Harry Cole and James Heale‘s Out of the Blue: the Inside Story of the Unexpected Rise and Rapid Fall of Liz Truss
Liz Truss travelled to Prague for the inaugural gathering of Emmanuel Macron’s European Political Community. Once she had arrived, she suggested Britain had a “good supply” of energy and was in a “much better position than in many other countries” to weather the potential hardships of the coming Winter. Downing Street reportedly rejected a campaign around energy-saving.
Meanwhile, the Prime Minister secured “fresh wins” from France over the small boats crisis, as hopes were raised for movement from Ireland on the Northern Ireland protocol. Britain and France released a joint statement promising a crackdown on human trafficking. Kwasi Kwarteng considered extending the UK’s mortgage guarantee scheme, following a meeting with bank leaders.