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Ex-PM Liz Truss ‘tells US politicians she remains determined to drag UK out of economic stagnation’

Is Liz Truss planning a comeback? Ex-PM tells US politicians she is determined to pull Britain out of ‘economic stagnation’ despite disastrous Downing Street spell

  • Liz Truss is reportedly planning a comeback nearly 100 days after leaving No10
  • Ex-PM held meetings with US politicians on a pre-Christmas trip to Washington DC
  • She said she remained ‘determined to pull Britain out of economic stagnation’

Nearly 100 days after leaving Downing Street as the shortest-serving Prime Minister in Britain’s history, Liz Truss is reportedly planning a political comeback.

The ex-premier visited Washington DC before Christmas to attend a gathering of centre-right figures from around the world.

After a series of private meetings while across the Atlantic, it has now emerged that the 47-year-old told US politicians she remained ‘determined to pull Britain out of economic stagnation’.

According to the US website PoliticsMs. Truss also informed that she did not trust her successor, Rishi Sunak, to do the job.

Liz Truss allegedly told US politicians she remained ‘determined to pull Britain out of economic stagnation’

Truss Was Spotted In Washington In December Crossing The Atlantic To Attend The International Democrat Union Forum

Truss was spotted in Washington in December crossing the Atlantic to attend the International Democrat Union forum

The Ex-Prime Minister Allegedly Let It Be Known That She Did Not Trust Her Successor, Rishi Sunak, To Do The Job

The ex-prime minister allegedly let it be known that she did not trust her successor, Rishi Sunak, to do the job

Ms Truss’s time in issue #10 was dominated by economic turmoil in the wake of her ‘mini-budget’ tax cut, which has since been almost completely discarded by Mr Sunak and Chancellor Jeremy Hunt.

But while she is said to have acknowledged “mistakes” in the way she pushed through her economic plans, Ms. Truss would not have shied away from her low-tax agenda during her trip to the US.

Politico reported that Ms. Truss told Kevin Hern, a member of the US House of Representatives, that she wanted to create a similar body to the Republican Study Committee – an influential group in Washington.

She expressed the wish that such a faction in Westminster would “put all their ideas into a collective group to hold the current Prime Minister accountable,” Hern said.

He also revealed that Mrs. Truss floated the “Conservative Growth Group” as a name.

This month, a group of two dozen MPs supporting Mrs Truss is said to have gathered in parliament – with the ex-prime minister present – to form a group of the same name.

Another US political figure who spoke to Ms Truss during her December trip told Politico she feared the British Conservative movement “could completely disappear” while warning about the Tories’ electoral prospects.

Sir Jake Berry, who was Tory chairman under Mrs Truss and who accompanied her on her trip to the US, told the website that the party had “for a considerable period of time failed to explain in a convincing way why we being conservatives’.

Ms Truss Has Maintained A Longer Silence In Parliament Following Her Return To The Back Seat Than Both Of Her Immediate Predecessors, Boris Johnson And Theresa May

Ms Truss has maintained a longer silence in parliament following her return to the back seat than both of her immediate predecessors, Boris Johnson and Theresa May

Ms. Truss’s presence at the International Democrat Union forum in Washington last month was at the invitation of its chair, ex-Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

An ally of Ms Truss told MailOnline that she used the visit to engage with other centre-right figures in a series of private meetings, as she reflected on her time in No10.

Although she has remained as MP for South West Norfolk, the former Prime Minister has not spoken in the House of Commons since her last speech as Prime Minister.

It means she now remains silent in parliament after returning to the back seat longer than both of her immediate predecessors, Boris Johnson and Theresa May.

But the ally, while not yet planning a specific intervention, said she would speak in the Commons room if and when an appropriate time presented itself.

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