It’s official, Prime Minister Liz Truss has been beaten by a 60p lettuce today (Thursday 20th October) as she steps down from her position in a press conference.
Truss made it to 45 days in the job making her the shortest-running Prime Minister beating George Canning who died from Tuberculosis 119 days into the job.
The news means that Daily Star’s lettuce outlasted Liz Truss, and is now celebrating its victory live on YouTube.
Watch the Daily Star Lettuce video below:
The Daily Star live titled Liz Vs Lettuce was an experiment to see if Liz Truss could stay in power longer than it would take for a lettuce to go bad to which the answer is no she can’t.
The end though…
Speaking outside Number 10, the PM said: “I came into office at a time of great economical and international instability. Families and businesses were worried about how to pay their bills.
“Putin’s illegal war in Ukraine threatens the whole security of our continent and our country has been held back too long on economic growth. I was elected to change this.
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“We delivered on energy bills and cutting national insurance, we set out our vision for low tax and a huge growth economy. I recognise though given the situation, I cannot deliver the mandate on which I was elected by the Conservative Party.
“I have spoken to the King to notify him I am resigning. I met the chair of the 1922 committee and we agreed a leadership election will be completed in the next week to deliver our country’s economic stability. I will remain as PM until my successor has been chosen.”
The decision to step down came after 1922 committee chair Graham Brady visited the PM at Downing Street today with 16 MPs to publicly call for her to step down.
Obviously, Twitter has been lapping up the news and here are some of the best tweets so far:
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