Newly elected UK Prime Minister Liz Truss might be ousted from office in the coming days or weeks as conservative party rebels unite to replace her with Penny Morduant and Rishi Sunak in the face of the nation’s worsening economic crisis.
The hashtag “#lettuceliz” gained popularity on social media on Saturday when the UK prime minister became the target of stereotypes about the nation in tabloids, most notably by being compared to a head of lettuce by both “The Economist” and “The Daily Star.”
You must be wondering what a withering head of lettuce and British Prime Minister Liz Truss’s political career have in common. They both do, after all, have a deadline.
The UK PM’s career has the “shelf life of a lettuce,” according to a commentary by “The Iceberg Lady” that appeared in the “The Economist.”
Liz Truss will she last, or will she go down in the history as the shortest PM of UK
On Friday, it came to light that dissidents in the UK’s ruling Tory Party are purportedly scheming to depose Truss as party leader and prime minister in favour of a so-called “unity” joint ticket team that includes Rishi Sunak and Penny Mordaunt.
According to YouGov survey results, only 16% of voters who participated in the most recent election and selected Liz Truss as the British prime minister felt that they made the right choice.
Panicked The 42-year-old British Indian former Chancellor Sunak, who was the front-runner among his colleagues, and third-place finisher Penny Mordaunt, who garnered the greatest support within the parliamentary party, are now being considered as replacements by conservative MPs.
The controversial mini-budget from the end of last month is still having an impact on the government, and UK Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng arrived home from an IMF conference in Washington one day earlier than anticipated.
On Friday, Liz Truss fired Kwasi Kwarteng as the nation’s finance minister and replaced him with Jeremy Hunt.
To calm the markets will be a tremendous job for the new chancellor. Bloomberg Economics calculates that a further £24 billion in savings or revenue-generating measures are required to get debt back on a sustainable course, despite Liz Truss‘ claim that abandoning her proposal to freeze corporation tax will raise £18 billion ($20 billion) annually.