Liz Truss ousted as UK Prime Minister, survived by Salat • The Register

The analogy was first drawn by the respected financial publication The Economist, which said the shelf life of a salad is longer than Liz Truss’ time with actual political power as British Prime Minister after she “blew up her own government with a package of unfunded… blew up tax cuts and energy price guarantees on September 23.”

Then the hard-hitting tabloid Daily Star spread the idea, broadcasting a live online feed of a real lettuce rotting in real-time alongside a photo of the British Prime Minister. Could the salad last longer than Truss, whose political future seemed doomed?

Now the salad greens appear to have won, looking a little shabby but still edible next to Truss, who is utterly drained: she resigned as Conservative Party leader and Prime Minister this afternoon UK time. She was officially in power for only 44 days.

This departure comes after she sacked British Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng for implementation in mid-October she crappy package of tax cuts and replaced him with Jeremy Hunt, who was then seen as the de facto ruler. Then her Home Secretary was pushed out, more about-faces, slight chaos in Parliament and more.

Zero Truss architecture

Truss’ decision to quit followed a meeting with Sir Graham Brady, the committee’s 1922 chairman.

For those who might assume that something like this grew entirely out of a Monty Python sketch or the pages of a Borges short story, the 1922 Committee is a non-front-bench group of Conservative MPs (aka not the executive team). in government or opposition). Group members provide a way for backbenchers to coordinate and discuss their views independently of the party leadership. Of course, being Britain, it began as a small dining group of new members elected in 1922.

If not enough Conservative MPs back the party leader, they can have him removed via a 1922 committee procedure. Both Truss and her predecessors, Boris Johnson and Theresa May, were removed that way … in less than four years.

Readers may recall that Johnson resigned in July. After being in power for two and a half years, he left at least enough technical legacy The registry to check.

Truss only lasts six weeks and gives us no such option. But as one interested Tech-Texter pointed out that at least it gives us a minimum unit of political term, with 1 Merkel equaling roughly 140 traverses, something The registry can at least add to its weights and measures standards converters.

The Conservative Party will now go through a lead candidate selection process with MPs and then a vote of their own party members, repeating the process by which they selected Truss, the prospect of which has most of the British public contemplating a tasty way to eat their own heads.

At the very least, the promise is that the process will take less than a week this time, instead of the six weeks it took to select Truss.

With Monty Python star John Cleese appearing determined to demonstrate exactly how canceled out he is by appearing all over the media, perhaps the former Minister for Silly Walks would consider a return to frontline politics. It can’t get any worse, can it? It can? ®

https://www.theregister.com/2022/10/20/prime_minister_liz_truss_resigns/ Liz Truss ousted as UK Prime Minister, survived by Salat • The Register

Rick Schindler

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