LIZ Truss secured fresh wins from the French to tackle the small boats crisis — as hopes soared for a Brexit breakthrough on Northern Ireland.
The two countries, who will hold a summit next year, issued a joint statement promising to crackdown on the “criminal gangs trafficking people across Europe”.
Home Secretary Suella Braverman will now seek to conclude an “ambitious package of measures” with the French government.
He admitted the current red and green lane system for goods crossing the border is “working” for both sides – hinting it could continue.
It comes after Northern Ireland Minister Steve Baker said he was sorry for some of his behaviour towards Ireland and the EU during the Brexit process. But while Ms Truss had a good day abroad she faces trouble at home.
She is still under threat from fuming Tory MPs who are pushing for leadership rules to be ripped up within weeks to end her dismal premiership, The Sun can reveal.
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One MP who backed Ms Truss said last night: “There are 70 to 100 MPs who are ready to put letters in to demand change within weeks.”
Under the current rules the new leader is safe for a year from a challenge – but the 1922 executive may be able to alter them it is believed.
One MP warned: “If there’s an existential threat, the (1922) executive will act.”
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LIZ Truss pulls a face as she meets with Emmanuel Macron’s new EU group, the European Political Community, in Prague yesterday.
The PM joined world leaders to stand firm against Russian aggression with the rest of Europe.
But she appeared to be unable to forget her domestic woes at home after a Turbulent Tory conference, seeming to pull a face as Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis shared a joke with his Spanish counterpart Pedro Sanchez.