PRO-EU comments have come back to haunt Foreign Secretary Liz Truss after she was tasked with overseeing the UK’s relations with the EU post-Brexit.

Liz Truss, who voted Remain, has taken over the role after Brexit minister Lord Frost resigned on Saturday, citing fears over the UK Government’s “direction of travel”.

Despite being a staunchly pro-EU advocate before the 2016 Brexit referendum, the Tory minister pivoted to a strongly pro-Brexit stance after the vote.

Now, past comments have been dug up that show just how pro-EU Truss was.

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Speaking in 2016, the Tory MP said she championed Britain staying inside the EU to protect her daughter’s future.

She said: “I don’t want my daughters to grow up in a world where they need a visa or permit to work in Europe; or where they are hampered from growing a business because of extortionate call costs and barriers to trade.”

She continued: “Every parent wants their children to grow up in a healthy environment with clean water, fresh air and thriving natural wonders. Being part of the EU helps protect these precious resources and spaces.”

In the run-up to the 2016 vote, Truss tweeted: “Leave cannot name one country we would get a better trade deal with if we left the EU."

She would later move on to become the UK’s Foreign Secretary, striking post-Brexit trade deals with other countries.

Truss has been criticised by the SNP for her trade deals, being accused of allowing a “race to the bottom” in standards after she reportedly blocked post-Brexit plans for the UK to ban imports made to low animal welfare standards.

At the time, a UK Government spokesperson said Britain remains a “global leader in animal welfare”.

There have also been concerns raised over how the UK’s trade deal with Australia could impact Scottish farmers.

There are fears about the impact of importing beef and lamb from the country, and the effect this will have on farmers and crofters in Scotland and Wales.

Truss defended the agreement at the time, saying markets outside of the EU is “where Scotland’s opportunities lie”.

Commenting, the SNP’s foreign affairs spokesperson Alyn Smith MP: "It is in everyone’s interests for the UK to have as close a relationship to the EU as possible, and given her previous views on this, perhaps there is more hope for her than the unlamented Lord Frost who was first and foremost an ideologue.

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"But it's a pity Liz Truss didn't remember her own words when she was negotiating her Trade Deals, which have undermined standards, agriculture and businesses. I am urging her to bear them in mind now as she looks to the UK's future relationship with the EU.

"Her first test will be that she absolutely must take a different approach to her predecessor and de-escalate the rhetoric around the Northern Ireland protocol.

"However, based on the Trade Deals she has negotiated after Brexit and her inability to recognise the damage her party's hard Brexit deal has done to Scotland, I don't hold out much hope that she will."

The UK Government has been approached for comment.