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Now the Aussies mock Truss too

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How are the mighty fallen. Once, Liz Truss was the toast of Canberra, the champion of AUKUS and a Free Trade deal. But now her Liberal allies have lost power in the Australian capital and she herself is a figure of ridicule in No. 10. With her agenda in tatters and ‘Trussonomics’ dead and buried, Britain has become something of an international pariah in the bastions of right-on progressive thinking across the western world.

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