Truss, who is often compared to the “Iron Lady,” Margaret Thatcher aims to prove to the world that the UK can still lead on the world stage. The British Prime Minister has proven herself as a tough leader even during low times.
PM Truss argued at the United Nations and undauntedly expressed her point that the world is unstable now, and the countries who think likewise should become allies against the ones who aim to weaponize the global economy.
On September 21, PM Liz Truss will give a speech at the U.N. General Assembly where she will address the bodies, such as the Group of Seven Industrialized nations. They will act as the economic equivalent of The North Atlantic Alliance or NATO. The nations will further help each other in bearing the losses the nation’s economy has faced due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
As per the excerpts by Truss’s office which were released in advance, she would mention that this is a changing moment in the history of British and the history of freedom.
“In 2022, the story is about freedom and the fight for it. And it should not be about a dominating state trying to bring a peaceful neighbor under its control by rolling its tanks over the borders of a state who wants nothing but peace.”
“Britain left the European Union on January 31, 2020, leaving many of its allies in distress. However, Truss is here to provide assurance to the world that the UK will be a trustworthy and strong partner, and the democracies can trust it. The UK will prove its reliability to Ukraine as they are in dire need of it.”
Truss will vow to the commitment of Britain to Ukraine against Russia’s invasion with 2.3 billion pounds in U.K. military aid and increase the military expenditure from 2% to 3% of gross domestic product.
Queen Elizabeth II appointed Liz Truss as the PM on September 6 just two days before the Queen’s death. Truss’ trip to the U.N. is her debut of international aims and domestic agenda as her first few days in office were covered due to the grief over Queen’s death and the national mourning which followed.
Liz Truss is a strong, confident, and powerful speaker and she believes that her speech will catch the attention of all the pivotal points she is to address. Similar to what Thatcher was able to do in 1989 when she addressed “climate change and its warning.” And what Prime Minister Gordon Brown did in 2009 when he addressed “a failure of global responsibility.”
The British prime Miniter Liz Truss will first have a meeting with US President Joe Biden before she gives her speech at the U.N. Although they have different viewpoints when it comes to the economy, the former is an advocate of “low-tax free-market policies” while the latter being an advocate of “trickle-down economics.” But the leaders share a common viewpoint and approach when it comes to Ukraine.