Liz Truss Doesn’t Outlast Lettuce, Resigns After 45 Days

After serving 45 tremulous and embarrassing days as Britain’s prime minister, Liz Truss has officially thrown in the towel.

On Thursday, the embattled politician announced her resignation, after serving just six weeks in office. Albeit outlasting the recommended seven-day shelf life of a lettuce (although that may be debatable as per the Daily Star’s live video of a wilting lettuce running since October 14), she was unable to continue her short-lived tenure any longer, even after ultimately throwing her entire economic agenda straight into the wastebasket and firing Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng (whom she laid majority of the blame on for proposing the disastrous tax cuts and unfunded spending plans).

“I cannot deliver the mandate for which I have been elected by the Conservative Party. I spoke to the king and notified him that I was resigning,” Truss announced at her residence. She added that she will remain UK prime minister until a replacement is found. It remains unclear who will take over for Truss, but it appears that her vision of a low tax state during a time of great monetary uncertainty was so unpopular, that some are now wishing Boris Johnson comes back, if not the lettuce.

In fact, former Tory minister Nadine Dorries even called upon his return on Thursday morning. “If Liz Truss is no longer PM there can be no coronation of previously failed candidates. MPs must demand return of Boris Johnson – if not it has to be leadership election or a general election,” she was quoted as saying by Yahoo News.

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