Speaking to Radio 4’s World at One, Kirsty Buchanan slammed Brexit loyalists who have raised concerns over Remain campaigner Ms Truss taking over from key duties from Lord Frost, who resigned earlier this month. But despite her Remain position, the special adviser stressed Ms Truss has reformed her view on the European Union. Ms Buchanan notes Ms Truss has a “set of core beliefs” and love of Britain making her the right person to carry out Brexit.
In a passionate defence of the Foreign Secretary, Ms Buchanan said Ms Truss is “a very methodical politician” adding that she “is quite dispassionate when it comes to her approach to politics”.
The adviser went on to note that the “freedom loving Thatcherite” does not deserve the criticism she has recieved for being a former Remain campaginer, insisting Ms Truss has the experience to make a success of Brexit, particularly in the renegotiation of the Northern Ireland Protocol.
She insisted that, despite her vote in the 2016 Brexit Referendum, Ms Truss is in fact “a born again Brexiteer”.
The special adviser argued that her role as International Trade Secretary is evidence she is more than capable in the role.
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Ms Buchanan said: “When she became the International Trade Secretary she unashamedly wrapped herself in the flag…
“And has unashamedly promoted Britain across the world in the trade deals that we have secured.”
She claimed it is these principles that have made Ms Truss “so popular with the grassroots” of the Conservative party.
Ms Buchanan added: “She loves her country, she is unashamedly proud of being British.
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He had previously voiced fierce criticism of vaccine passports and the move to implement high taxes in Britain.
In his resignation letter, he thanked Mr Johnson, noting that “Brexit is now secure” but stressed “the challenge for the Government now is to deliver on the opportunities it gives us”.
The Brexit brief handed to Ms Truss includes a major renegotiation of the Northern Ireland Protocol which has caused trade chaos.
The Foreign Secretary has warned she is not afraid to suspend the Protocol and trigger Article 16 if the EU does not listen to the demands of Britain.