Liz Truss admits she was wrong to vote Remain and insists she is best candidate to deliver Brexit opportunities | The Sun

LIZ Truss today admitted she was wrong to vote Remain and hammered her credentials as the best candidate to keep the flame of Brexit alive.

The Tory leadership contender swatted aside question marks about her conviction after switching allegiances since the 2016 referendum.

She is eagerly presenting herself as a born-again Brexiteer to win round the largely Leave-voting Tory membership who will decide Britain's next PM.

Rishi Sunak, who voted Leave, has weaponised the difference and taunted the Foreign Secretary about her past as both a Remainer and a Lib Dem. 

But grilled about her decision today, Ms Truss told the BBC: "I fully embraced the choice that the people of Britain have made.

"I was wrong and I am prepared to admit I was wrong. Some of the portents of doom didn't happen and instead we have actually unleashed new opportunities."


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Despite being six years on from the referendum, the issue of Brexit and how to seize its opportunities will still be a key feature of the final stages of the leadership race.

Swathes of the Tory grassroots still hail Boris Johnson as the saviour of Brexit for ramming it across the line after his 2019 general election triumph.

Ms Truss insisted this morning that – unlike the mutinous former Chancellor – she wanted BoJo to carry on as PM.

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She said: "I wanted Boris to carry on as Prime Minister. I think he did a fantastic job with the 2019 election, winning us a massive majority. He delivered Brexit, he delivered the vaccines.

"Regrettably, we got to a position where he didn't command the support of our parliamentary party."

She also demanded people stop comparing her to Margaret Thatcher.

Ms Truss said: "I am my own person. I'm from a very different background. I grew up in Yorkshire."

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