Twitter hilariously reacts to Liz Truss resigning as Prime Minister

vt-author-image

By Carina Murphy

Article saved!Article saved!

UK Prime Minister Liz Truss has officially resigned.

The former Conservative Party leader announced her decision this afternoon (October 20) in a statement outside Downing Street.

She spent a mere 45 days in Number 10, making her the shortest-serving PM in UK history.

Truss's brief tenure as Prime Minister was marred by party infighting and the announcement of a mini-budget that rocked markets and saw the value of the pound plummet.

wp-image-1263174021 size-full
Liz Truss outside Number 10 Downing Street. Credit: Uwe Deffner / Alamy

After the resignation of Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng last week and Home Secretary Suella Braverman yesterday, Truss announced that she too would be stepping down in a statement today.

"Given the situation, I cannot deliver the mandate on which I was elected by the Conservative Party. I have therefore spoken to His Majesty the King to notify him that I am resigning as leader of the Conservative Party," she said, per Reuters.

Meanwhile, people have taken to social media to poke fun at Truss's record-breakingly short time in office.

Budget airline RyanAir posted a picture of a priority plane ticket for "Liz Truss" to "Anywhere".

Others celebrated the fact that in the competition to see whether a lettuce could outlast Truss - which was set up in jest by the British newspaper The Daily Star towards the end of her time in office - the lettuce had emerged victorious.

"THE LETTUCE HAS OFFICIALLY OUTLASTED LIZ TRUSS AND WON," the paper tweeted, adding: "ALL HAIL THE LETTUCE."

Still more people took aim at the British government in general, mocking the fact that the country has seen four separate PM's in the past six years.

One widely shared meme showed an AirBnB style advert for Number 10 with the tagline: "Perfect for short stays."

Another featured a photo of Number 10's resident cat Larry announcing: "The King has asked me to become Prime Minister because this nonsense has gone on long enough

A third featured a countdown to Christmas with the caption: "65 Prime Ministers to Christmas".

Truss will remain as PM until a successor is chosen, with another Conservative leadership election set to be completed within the next week.

Featured Image Credit: Kay Roxby / Alamy

Twitter hilariously reacts to Liz Truss resigning as Prime Minister

vt-author-image

By Carina Murphy

Article saved!Article saved!

UK Prime Minister Liz Truss has officially resigned.

The former Conservative Party leader announced her decision this afternoon (October 20) in a statement outside Downing Street.

She spent a mere 45 days in Number 10, making her the shortest-serving PM in UK history.

Truss's brief tenure as Prime Minister was marred by party infighting and the announcement of a mini-budget that rocked markets and saw the value of the pound plummet.

wp-image-1263174021 size-full
Liz Truss outside Number 10 Downing Street. Credit: Uwe Deffner / Alamy

After the resignation of Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng last week and Home Secretary Suella Braverman yesterday, Truss announced that she too would be stepping down in a statement today.

"Given the situation, I cannot deliver the mandate on which I was elected by the Conservative Party. I have therefore spoken to His Majesty the King to notify him that I am resigning as leader of the Conservative Party," she said, per Reuters.

Meanwhile, people have taken to social media to poke fun at Truss's record-breakingly short time in office.

Budget airline RyanAir posted a picture of a priority plane ticket for "Liz Truss" to "Anywhere".

Others celebrated the fact that in the competition to see whether a lettuce could outlast Truss - which was set up in jest by the British newspaper The Daily Star towards the end of her time in office - the lettuce had emerged victorious.

"THE LETTUCE HAS OFFICIALLY OUTLASTED LIZ TRUSS AND WON," the paper tweeted, adding: "ALL HAIL THE LETTUCE."

Still more people took aim at the British government in general, mocking the fact that the country has seen four separate PM's in the past six years.

One widely shared meme showed an AirBnB style advert for Number 10 with the tagline: "Perfect for short stays."

Another featured a photo of Number 10's resident cat Larry announcing: "The King has asked me to become Prime Minister because this nonsense has gone on long enough

A third featured a countdown to Christmas with the caption: "65 Prime Ministers to Christmas".

Truss will remain as PM until a successor is chosen, with another Conservative leadership election set to be completed within the next week.

Featured Image Credit: Kay Roxby / Alamy