Future of the Tories Liz Truss backed to replace Boris after another Brexit breakthrough

Boris Johnson appears to be reassured by Liz Truss after PMQs

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The Foreign Secretary – who took over Lord Frost’s Brexit brief when he stepped down last month – was widely commended for ushering in a new period of relations with the EU. Unlike her predecessor, Ms Truss has adopted a more measured approach sparking hopes that a satisfactory solution can be found to the controversial Northern Ireland Protocol.

Express reader WidowSon said: “The future of the Cons rests with you Liz, never mind Boris having a few drinks.”

Another with the username Cazza wrote: “Think it’s time for the backbenchers to put their letters in of no confidence in Boris.”

They added: “Clear out needed and Liz Truss for PM.”

WhyAyeMan wrote: “Project Fear was always based on utter tripe aimed at stalling our exit and in their Remainiac minds, preventing us ever leaving the disgusting PONZI scheme – that we never voted to join in the first place.”

Whilst SanjayP raged: “Paris, Frankfurt and Amsterdam all dreamt that they could steal the City’s crown.

“Dreams are what they will remain.”

They spoke after Brexit Britain entered “intense talks” with the EU to renegotiate the protocol.

Speaking earlier this week, Ms Truss said there was “a deal to be done” over the post-Brexit arrangements for Northern Ireland.

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She said she held “constructive talks” with Maroš Šefčovič – the Vice-President of the EU Commission last week.

In a joint EU-UK statement, the pair said intensive talks would begin this week to deal with the outstanding issues relating to the protocol.

Speaking to the BBC afterwards, Ms Truss “We’ve had constructive talks with the EU.

“We’re now going to go into intensive negotiations to work towards a negotiated solution to sort out these very real issues for the people of Northern Ireland.”

“What I want is a negotiated solution. I think there is a deal to be done. We have had constructive talks over the last day.

“Of course there is more work to do, and that is why we are intensifying the discussions.

“I will be seeing the vice-president again in a week’s time, and I do want to make progress.

“Clearly if we don’t make sufficient progress we will have to look at the alternatives, but my absolute desire is to get a deal that works for the people of Northern Ireland.”

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