Liz Truss hints that she could axe motorway speed limits

Liz Truss has said she is willing to look at making motorway speed limits advisory.

The Tory leadership frontrunner told an audience of Conservative members at the final hustings in Wembley on Wednesday night

that she was “prepared to look at” introducing a German-style system of motorways with no speed limits.

She also pledged to ban smart motorways if she were to be elected prime minister, declaring that the “experiment hasn’t worked”.

Asked by a Tory member whether she would consider abolishing limits and allowing drivers to choose their own safe speed, the Foreign Secretary replied:

“On speed limits, we need to be prepared to look at that ... I can’t give you a precise answer.”

It came as it was confirmed on Wednesday that the new prime minister will be appointed by the Queen at Balmoral rather than at Buckingham Palace.

 Boris Johnson will hand over power to his successor in Scotland on Tuesday after the Queen, 96, decided not to travel to London.

It also emerged that Ms. Truss is considering a cut to business rates to alleviate the pressure of spiraling energy prices on small and medium-sized companies.