Liz Truss literally lasted six weeks in office. The UK is going to need a lot of help to get through this one.
So Liz Truss did a complete 180 and everyone online is super confused about what happened.
Boris Johnson left office a while ago in the midst of scandal, and so much more, and then Liz Truss, conservative party leader took over in the interim. It was a surprise to some but not to others, that she was then trolled by a lot of people online.
But why was Liz disliked for the majority of her few interim months? Well Truss practiced what some call poor politics. Truss refused to appoint anyone into government that did not support her campaign which left her with a limited amount of talent, so to speak.
UK History books covering Liz Truss pic.twitter.com/OLoA7CLZra
— Ryan Aguirre (@aguirreryan) October 20, 2022
To her, anyone on staff was deemed either a friend or an enemy, which is not a good way to get started in office.
Liz Truss implemented the GOP's whole economic plan and collapsed her economy within a month. I feel like this should be a bigger deal in the Midterms…
— Joe Patrice (@JosephPatrice) October 20, 2022
The lack of talent was so scarce that Truss actually fired her chancellor and home secretary within the first two months of office. In addition, Truss was standing almost exclusively for policies that her party wanted than, over what the country as a whole currently needs.
Liz Truss has become the shortest serving prime minister in history, beating previous record holder George Canning who *died of tuberculosis* 119 days into the job
— James Felton (@JimMFelton) October 20, 2022
People even compared Truss to a head of lettuce, wondering which would last longer…
The debacle of Liz Truss’ short-lived premiership is a symptom of a broken economic system and a trashed democracy.
We will continue to lurch from crisis to crisis — and ordinary people will pay the price — until we finally build a society for the many, not the few.
— Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) October 20, 2022
And People were wound up over the way she’s communicated with other party members. Some claimed that she couldn’t relax, and was perpetually defensive about her own policies and behaviors. To be specific, people were not too happy about business taxes being reduced in the middle of a cost of living crisis.
Liz Truss looking at the Google Images results for “shortest-serving prime minister of all time” pic.twitter.com/awKuJn9Hu5
— Louis Staples (@LouisStaples) October 20, 2022
People were the most upset though when she announced she was going to cut taxes for the rich. In interviews, the prime minister boldly put out Thatcherism values, showing no compassion for lower class families & individuals.
Because she was Prime Minister for 6 weeks, Liz Truss will be able to claim a £115,000 annual allowance for the rest of her life.
Meanwhile, 1 in 7 people in the UK are skipping meals to pay their bills.
— Nadia Whittome MP (@NadiaWhittomeMP) October 20, 2022
Fellow Political leaders have been more than displeased with Truss’ responses and reactions on policy conversations that they had no chance but to take a more abrupt approach.
Liz Truss episode of the Crown is a Vine
— bkr (@bkrewind) October 20, 2022
People on the internet went wild with comments.
The lettuce after outlasting Liz Truss pic.twitter.com/MIn4hqNHZR
— George Civeris (@georgeciveris) October 20, 2022
Liz Truss quit now so she can spend tomorrow streaming Midnights by Taylor Swift without distraction pic.twitter.com/z1uqSDwaZV
— Harrison Brocklehurst (@harrisonjbrock) October 20, 2022
So in the end, we will see what the future of the UK will hold. We’re just happy to see Truss out.