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by Staff reporter
21 July 2022
Liz Truss: I was wrong about Brexit

Liz Truss: I was wrong about Brexit

Tory leadership hopeful Liz Truss has said she was "wrong" about Brexit which she voted against in 2016.

Truss, who yesterday made it to the final two in the campaign to be the next party leader, said: "Some of the portents of doom didn't happen and instead we have actually unleashed new opportunities [after Brexit]."

In an interview with BBC Radio 4's Today programme, she added:  "I was wrong and I am prepared to admit I was wrong."

Yesterday, Truss and Rishi Sunak have made it to the final round in the Conservative Party leadership election after Penny Mordaunt was eliminated.

Sir Graham Brady, the chair of the 1922 Committee, announced that Sunak again topped the poll of Conservative MPs, with 137 votes, while Truss received 113 and Mordaunt 105.

The two remaining candidates will now face the wider Conservative Party in an election, after a series of hustings throughout August.

The new Conservative Party leader and prime minister will be announced on 5 September.

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