Liz Truss’ government may be first without a white man in a high position

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Liz Truss, who won a bitter battle To succeed Boris Johnson as British Prime Minister, he is presiding over a historic moment: for the first time, no white man holds one of Britain’s four largest seats of political power.

Shortly after taking office on Tuesday, Truss got involved in business and appointed her senior leadership team to roles known as “Great Offices of State.”

named Quasi Quarting As Secretary of the Treasury, or CFO, this role will be pivotal as the country grapples with the cost of living crisis. On Tuesday evening, he wrote on Twitter that it was a “lifetime honor” to be appointed and promised to announce an “urgent package of support to help with energy bills.”

Kwarting, whose parents immigrated to Britain from Ghana, is the first black Briton to hold the position. A decade ago, A . wrote the book A study of British Empire rule in the former colonies of Iraq, Kashmir, Myanmar, Sudan, Nigeria and Hong Kong.

Truss’s new Secretary of State is James Cleverly, a mixed-race reservist whose mother hails from Sierra Leone and father from Wiltshire, about 90 miles outside of London. he has speak out About being bullied as a mixed-race kid, he has given talks at Conservative Party conferences about how the party can win the support of black voters.

She will act smart as Britain’s top diplomat at a time of strained relations with the 27-nation European bloc.

The new interior minister is Suila Bravermanwhose parents came to Britain in the 1960s from Kenya and Mauritius.

All three names have been leaked in recent days and it’s no surprise, in part because everyone has been a staunch ally of Truss during her winning leadership campaign.

The diversity of ministerial appointments has won praise in some quarters, in a country where Conservative Party members – about 0.3 per cent of Britain’s population – are older and wealthier, 95 per cent white and politically farther than Britain as a whole. (Government data shows that nearly 85 per cent of people living in England and Wales know they are white.)

“The new government is yet another reminder that people of all backgrounds can go far within the Conservative Party,” Samuel Casumo, Johnson’s former adviser on race, told the Guardian.

Not everyone was convinced. A headline in Britain’s right-wing Daily Mail declared wistfully: “Liz Truss finalizing a diverse new government: No place for white men in major state positions.”

Her predecessor Johnson had a rather diverse senior cabinet lineup. Home Secretary Priti Patel was the first British Member of Parliament of Indian origin to hold the position, while during Johnson’s prime minister the three advisers were two men of South Asian descent and one of Kurdish descent. Truss was Johnson’s Secretary of State.

Some have pointed out that despite the ethnic diversity, potential senior appointees to Truss hail from the party’s right wing. Carting had pushed Britain to leave the European Union quickly, while Braverman said schools could legally be able to To ignore favorite pronouns of non-conforming and transgender students.

Truss, 47, promises to cut taxes and boost borrowing to fund spending, even as inflation soars to more than 10 per cent and the Bank of England predicted prolonged stagnation by the end of the year. Truss also promised to make curbing illegal immigration a key priority, ensuring the continuation of the deportation policy to Rwanda Asylum seekers entering Britain on small boats.

Liz Truss succeeds Boris Johnson as UK Prime Minister

Center-left opposition Labor Party It has more ethnic and gender diversity Legislators, but they hold a smaller percentage of the top party positions. The Labor Party has never elected a woman as its party leader. By contrast, the Conservatives have had three female prime ministers.

Labor politician Shaista Aziz said On Twitter in response to news of potential appointees by Truss that “It’s not enough to be a black politician or a racial minority in this country or a Cabinet member. That’s not what representation is. This is actually a symbolism.”

In the lead-up to the leadership vote, Aziz wrote an article criticizing conservatives for failing to represent the concerns of ordinary people.

“Despite all the talk of diversity and inclusion, the Conservative Party of color candidates and all those entering the race support the party’s right-wing immigration policies, which include removing asylum seekers from the UK and taking them to Rwanda while their asylum applications are being processed,” she said. Wrote Last month.

Labor legislator Marsha de Cordova He said Although it would be a diverse Truss government, it would “be the most right-wing in living memory, adopting a political agenda that would attack the rights of workers, especially minorities”.

Carla Adam and William Booth contributed to this report.

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