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Liz Truss speaks at the Conservative Party conference
Liz Truss delivered her first Conservative Party conference speech as prime minister this week
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Liz Truss made a number of speeches this week with the aim of strengthening relationships – between members of her party, and between the UK and its international neighbours.

At the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham, the prime minister stressed that her three priorities for the economy are “growth, growth and growth”, adding: “I will not allow the anti-growth coalition to hold us back.” She indicated that these anti-growth opponents included taxi-riding North Londonders, the “Twitterati” and podcasters.

Yesterday, Truss addressed the leaders of 43 other European countries during the inaugural meeting of the European Political Community in Prague. In an op-ed published by The Times, the PM said that while she welcomed the opportunity for collaboration during the forum, “it must not be a talking shop. I want concrete action.”

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Meanwhile, industrial action continues to cause disruption across the UK. Rail workers took part in a strike on Wednesday, and will walk out tomorrow as part of a continued pay dispute with the government. The Royal College of Nursing has also begun balloting its members as to whether or not to strike – the first time in the union’s history it has taken such action.

The PM is reportedly planning to extend laws that will mean minimum services must be provided across all public sectors during industrial action.

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