UK: Liz Truss resigns as Prime Minister

Liz Truss, Prime Minister of UK resinged on Thursday. She was in power foe less than 2 months. She stated that she recognises she “cannot deliver the mandate” on which she was elected as the eason to resign. “I came into office at a time of great economic and international instability. Families and businesses were worried about how to pay their bills, Putin’s illegal war in Ukraine threatens the security of our whole continent and our country has been held back for too long by low economic growth,” she said in a statement. “I will remain as prime minister until a successor has been chosen. Thank you,” Truss added.

This came after a day after Home Secretary Suella Braverman tendered her resignation, citing “technical infringement of the rules” she committed while sending official documents to a parliamentary colleague.

Braveman tweeted,”Pretending we haven’t made mistakes, carrying on as if everyone can’t see that we have made them, and hoping that things will magically come right is not serious politics. I have made a mistake, I accept responsibility; I resign.” She wrote a letter to PM Truss, expressing concerns about the direction of the government and pointed out that the key pledges made to the voters have been broken. Braveman also accepted that she committed “technical infringement of the rules” by sending official documents from her personal email to a parliamentary colleague.

A week prior to Braveman’s resignation, UK Finance Minister Kwasi Kwarteng was fired. He served for less than six weeks.

Kwarteng was sacked after the new government’s September 23 plan of massive tax cuts resulted in the plunging of British government bonds.
Truss had succeeded Boris Johnson as PM last month.

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