The Liz Truss saga ended this morning with her announcement that she would resign her position as the Prime Minister of the UK, as soon as a replacement is found. I guess the UK will put an advertisement in the paper to see who wants to run the country, no just joking, as it is not clear yet how that is going to happen. Liz Truss will become Britain’s shortest-serving prime minister ever, after announcing her intention to resign just six weeks into a disastrous term that pitched Britain deep into political and economic turmoil. Her economic agenda sent markets into panic and led to a fall in the value of the pound. It is difficult for people in the US to understand UK politics, but basically, she screwed up big time and if she didn’t resign, she may have been given the boot, because everyone lost confidence in her ability to lead. Liz Truss faced a sordid investigation amid claims she failed to declare shady donations related to her leadership campaign in her first few weeks as the Prime Minister, while promising to deliver a higher-growth, more prosperous United Kingdom.
Written for FOWC with Fandango – Sordid.