Liz Truss is a ‘backbencher,’ says minister after she sparks China row

A minister distanced the Government from Liz Truss on Wednesday stressing she is “a backbencher now” after she sparked a diplomatic row with China by visiting Taiwan.Roads minister Richard Holden said “we have all move on from that era” after Ms Truss’ brief time as Prime Minister which sparked economic chaos in Britain.Her visit to Taiwan has been strongly criticised by the Chinese Embassy in London.Asked about her trip, Mr Holden told Sky News: “Liz is a backbencher now.“She can go around and say what she likes.”