Tag: 6. September 2022
Liz Truss als neue Premierministerin Großbritaniens
Liz Truss wird wohl die neue Premierministerin Großbritaniens. Sie scheint eher ein konservativer Hardliner zu sein.
Aus einem Bericht:
s a child, Liz Truss marched in demonstrations against Conservative Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. As an adult, she came to admire Britain’s first female leader — and now she is about to enter No. 10 Downing St. with a Thatcherite zeal to transform the U.K.
Truss, Britain’s foreign secretary, was named winner Monday in the contest to replace the scandal-plagued Boris Johnson as Conservative Party leader and the country’s prime minister. The party said Truss won the votes of around 57% of Conservative members, compared with about 43% for ex-Treasury chief Rishi Sunak.
Truss, 47, will become Britain’s third female prime minister, after Thatcher, who governed from 1979 to 1990, and Theresa May, who held office from 2016 to 2019.
Conservative Party members have embraced Truss’ vows to slash taxes and red tape and keep up Britain’s staunch support for Ukraine. Some see echoes of the Iron Lady — as Thatcher was known — in Truss‘ vision of a “network of liberty” binding democracies around the world.
To critics, Truss is an inflexible ideologue whose right-wing policies won’t help Britain weather the economic turmoil set off by the pandemic, Brexit and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine
Aus der Wikipedia zu ihren Ansichten:
Economics and foreign policy
Truss is known for her economic libertarian views and her support for free trade. She founded the Free Enterprise Group of Conservative MPs, a pro–free market collection of parliamentarians arguing for a more entrepreneurial economy and fewer employment laws. In 2022 she called Saudi Arabia an „ally“, but said she was not „condoning“ the country’s policies. Truss promised to „review“ moving the British embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
Truss has been described as having a „hawkish“ foreign policy stance towards China and Russia and has called for Britain to reduce economic dependency on both countries. She has supported certain diplomatic and economic sanctions imposed by the British government against China, including barring the Chinese ambassador to London Zheng Zeguang from entering Parliament, in response to the Chinese government’s treatment of the Uyghur people. She accused Rishi Sunak of „seeking closer economic relations“ with China. Truss said she would refuse to go to Taiwan if she is elected prime minister.
She stated that the UK and Turkey are „key European NATO allies“ and called for UK-Turkey cooperation on „energy, defence and security“ to be deepened. Truss said she would continue to support Cyprus in its „efforts for reunification under international law and in helping find a peaceful and lasting solution“ to the Cyprus conflict between Greek Cypriots and Turkish-backed Turkish Cypriot separatists.
Truss supported the United Kingdom’s remaining in the European Union during the 2016 referendum, saying: „I don’t want my daughters to grow up in a world where they need a visa or permit to work in Europe, or where they are hampered from growing a business because of extortionate call costs and barriers to trade. Every parent wants their children to grow up in a healthy environment with clean water, fresh air and thriving natural wonders. Being part of the EU helps protect these precious resources and spaces.“ However, in 2017 she said that if another referendum were held, she would vote for Brexit, saying: „I believed there would be massive economic problems but those haven’t come to pass and I’ve also seen the opportunities.“ In the 2022 Conservative Party leadership election, Truss said of her support for Remain that „I was wrong and I am prepared to admit I was wrong“. She added that „some of the portents of doom didn’t happen and instead we have actually unleashed new opportunities“ after Brexit.
Social and cultural issues
On culture, Truss has said that the Conservative Party should „reject the zero-sum game of identity politics, we reject the illiberalism of cancel culture, and we reject the soft bigotry of low expectations that holds so many people back“. She has also suggested that Britain should not ignore the history of the British Empire, but should embrace the country’s history „warts and all“ if it is to compete with hostile states.
On LGBTQ+ rights, Truss, according to Reuters, voted for gay marriage and has never voted against LGBTQ+ rights, but has also moved to limit trans rights. She spoke against gender self-identification, stating that „medical checks are important“. She said that she agreed that „only women have a cervix„. She also stated that the government departments should withdraw from Stonewall’s diversity champions scheme. Despite initially supporting single-sex services being restricted on the basis of biological sex, she later said in February 2022 that the Government was not interested in enacting such a measure.
Also zumindest nach diesem Ansatz eher gegen klassische intersektionale Positionen.
Zu ihren aktuellen Plänen auch aus der Wikipedia:
On 10 July 2022, Truss announced her intention to run in the Conservative Party leadership election to replace Boris Johnson. She pledged to cut taxes on day one if elected, and said she would „fight the election as a Conservative and govern as a Conservative“, adding that she would also take „immediate action to help people deal with the cost of living“. She said she would cancel a planned rise in corporation tax and reverse the recent increase in National Insurance rates, funded by delaying the date by which the national debt is planned to fall, as part of a „long-term plan to bring down the size of the state and the tax burden“. On 5 September 2022, it was announced that Truss had defeated her opponent Rishi Sunak in the Conservative leadership race by 81,326 votes to 60,399
Ich muss zugeben, dass ich vorher nicht viel von ihr gehört habe, aber ich verfolge die englische Politik auch nicht wirklich.