Liz Truss vows to get all EU laws ‘off our statute books’ by 2023 as she calls for immigration legislation

Ms Truss also waded in on the trans row during the latest hustings in Manchester broadcast live on GB News, stating: "A woman is a woman"

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Liz Truss has vowed to “get all the EU laws out our statute books” by the end of 2023, as she also called on legislation to ensure Britain “cant be overruled” by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR).

Ms Truss was speaking during the latest Conservative hustings in Manchester exclusively broadcasted by GB News, where she and Rishi Sunak attempted to convince that they were the best candidate to become the next Prime Minister.

Staking her claim on stage at the event hosted by GB News’ Alastair Stewart, Ms Truss said: “I would get all the EU laws off our statute books by the end of 2023.”

She later added: “I’ll make sure that we’re dealing with the issue of illegal immigration in the Channel.

Liz Truss
Liz Truss
Ms Truss made a speech in front of audience members during the hustings in Manchester
Ms Truss made a speech in front of audience members during the hustings in Manchester

“I worked with Priti Patel, I supported the Rwanda policy, I want to expand it to more countries.

“But most importantly, we need to legislate in Britain to make sure we can't be overruled by the ECHR.”

Her comments came after the first flight sending migrants to Rwanda scheduled for June was cancelled following last minute legal challenges.

Ms Truss also spoke out on the ongoing trans row during her speech, stating: “A woman is a woman”, while also vowing to fight for women’s rights.

She added: “I am a plain-speaking Yorkshire woman, and I know that a woman is a woman.

“As Prime Minister I will protect our single sex spaces such as domestic violence shelters and I will make sure women’s and girl’s rights are protected in our country.”

Ms Truss continued: “I recognise that I’m from the other side of the Pennines, but I do think it’s time that we buried the hatchet. After all the wars of the roses was quite a long time ago.

“What I want to see is a successful north of England where everyone has opportunities and we link up the great cities of the north.

“From Liverpool to Manchester to Leeds and beyond and also of course Bradford.

“And that’s why I want to build northern powerhouse rail and I want those opportunities to be powered by enterprise and business unleashing investment right across the country.

“I want us to make the M62 the superhighway to success.”