Truss is currently the Conservative MP for South West Norfolk and the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs.
Her appointment as Brexit negotiator for the Northern Ireland Protocol has been met with horror from some given the many mishaps she has found herself in in the past – and the fact that she previously spoke in favour of remain during the 2016 referendum.
In case you’d forgotten, here are six times Truss has put her foot in it over Brexit...
The then environment secretary said she wanted the UK to remain for the sake of her daughters.
Truss said: “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.”
Given today’s news, her comments are being shared on social media again.
To be tweeted to heck and back. https://t.co/vRfQV1XqNv
Truss stressed that the idea of holding a second referendum on Brexit would be a “very, very, very bad idea”, but host Eddie Mair reminded her that people, including her, have changed their mind since the vote almost three years prior.
Mair said: “What about people who have changed their minds between then and now?”
Truss replied: “I don’t think people have changed their minds.”
Mair reminded her that she has changed her mind.
While smiling, Truss said: “I have, that’s true. In the other way though.”
Liz Truss talking to Eddie Mair on 2016 referendum
Truss “I don’t think people have changed their minds”
In more awkward food-related deals, Truss reportedly caused a stumbling block in post-Brexit trade talks with Japan after insisting that the country import more British stilton cheese.
With the deal almost agreed, Truss decided that that was the time to ask that stilton makers be given preferential treatment, all so that the deal appeared better than the deal Japan had with the EU regarding cheese tariffs.
According to the Financial Times, it was a “symbolic win” for the UK outside of the EU, with Brexit having been done.
Brexit is trying to sell Stilton to the Japanese because we made it harder to sell it to Europeans.