Liz Truss in the midst of ridicule after being defeated even by lettuce

British Prime Minister, Conservative Liz Truss, announced her resignation on Thursday just six weeks after coming to power, besieged by her own ranks the day after a disastrous day for her government.

“Given the situation, I cannot fulfill the mandate for which I elected the Conservative Party,” said Truss, who became Britain’s prime minister with the least time in the executive branch.

In parallel with this political crisis that the United Kingdom is going through, the status of Truss has been used as a joke by a large part of the population. British tabloid Daily Star It is a recent topic after the Prime Minister put him in competition with lettuce.

Is this lettuce survive the minister?A week ago, the media wondered, a situation that generated joking and ridicule within the British. However, as the days went by, the joke got closer to reality due to the constant criticism of Truss that put him on a tightrope.

For this reason, the Daily Star Every day she embodies the prime minister’s most opposition, they put on her eyes, a mouth and a wig, in this way they continued to attract the attention of the public who was waiting for who would win the private confrontation.

Then it was time to celebrate the lettuce victory, as Prime Minister Liz Truss announced her resignation from her post. Hundreds of vegetable fanatics have begun adding festive elements to his photographs.

Party lights, UK flags and a special banner that reads “This lettuce escaped from Liz Truss‘, are part of the most striking images within the entire scandal caused by the official’s resignation.

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Truss, 47, said a new internal Conservative party vote would be organized “between now and the end of next week” to choose a new prime minister.

The announcement came just moments after her spokesperson said she had no plans to leave her post and was still working with Treasury Secretary Jeremy Hunt to present an economic plan.

However, in the middle of the morning Truss met the deputy who heads the powerful 1922 Committee, and who is responsible for the internal organization of the Conservative Party and, therefore, for possible succession proceedings.

The Prime Minister was facing a rebellion among her own ranks and More than a dozen conservative MPs had demanded his resignation since Wednesday.

Truss’ popularity plummeted after that He took a drastic turn and ditched his economic package, which included massive tax cuts and massive subsidies for energy bills.Two cases that have raised fears of a catastrophe in public accounts.

British Prime Minister Liz Truss addresses the media in Downing Street, London, Thursday, 20 October 2022. British Prime Minister Liz Truss resigned on Thursday, subject to the inevitable after a turbulent six-week period. (Kirsty O’Connor/PA via AP) – picture: AP

On Wednesday, Truss suffered a new setback with the resignation of Interior Minister Suila Pravarmam. His resignation followed the sacking of then-Finance Minister Kwasi Kwarting on October 14. Although Truss asserted that she was a “fighter” and not “a person to leave,” her status was hanging by a thread.

instant general elections

Conservatives decided to avoid general elections and They will resume the internal election process to appoint the fifth prime minister Since the British voted for Brexit in 2016.

The previous selection process took place in the summer, after the resignation of Boris Johnson, which was besieged by a series of scandals.

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Includes potential successors Rishi Sunak, Jeremy Hunt, Benny Mordaunt, and Johnson himself.

The leader of the Labor opposition, Keir Starmer, has called for an early general election immediately, without waiting for the end of the legislature in late 2024 or early 2025.

Starmer told the TUC in the morning that the Conservatives were “failing in their basic patriotic duty to keep the British people out of their pathetic quarrels”.

*With information from AFP and EP.

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