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‘Special Relationship’? UK’s Likely New PM Has Dim View Of U.S.

At a glance

  • Liz Truss, the UK’s top diplomat, is favored to replace Boris Johnson as prime minister in a Conservative Party vote on Monday.
  • Truss apparently doesn’t place much value in the “special relationship between the UK and U.S., saying that Brits should not fight for America’s affection “like some teenage girl at a party.”
  • Her record as foreign secretary suggests the UK’s relations with the U.S., and especially post-Brexit Europe, could be rocky.

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