Will Liz Truss still be Prime Minister of the UK when this head of lettuce goes bad?
Liz Truss has been Britain’s prime minister for less than six weeks and has already destabilized the country’s economy, fired her finance minister, reversed and subdued major economic policies two monarchs. She appears to be in a race against time before her government collapses – and as of Friday morning she has also been pitted against a head of lettuce.
The stara British tabloid, is live streaming a nicely framed photo of Truss next to a crisp, (currently) green ball of lettuce with googly eyes. The newspaper asks: “Within the 10-day shelf life of a lettuce, will Liz Truss still be Prime Minister?”
The answer is really unclear. On Friday afternoon, Truss held a press conference to discuss the sacking of Kwasi Kwarteng, her first Chancellor of the Exchequer (aka Treasury Secretary), with whom she announced a “mini-budget” in late September. The plan – which no one called for – included an income tax cut for the country’s highest earners, which in turn affected the value of the pound sink. The mini-budget was intended to support the already ailing British economy; Instead, it accelerated the downtrend.
Less than two weeks after the plan was announced, Truss withdrew the tax cut, but it was too late for Kwarteng. Someone had to pay for this disaster – and it wasn’t going to be Truss. (She seems to have borrowed her predecessor Boris Johnson’s golden rule: Don’t take responsibility for anything.)
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One might hope that Conservatives would now internalize how genuinely silly “trickle-down economics” is as a concept, but given how much Truss has been compared to Margaret Thatcher during the recent leadership campaign, the party seems totally unaware be that there are lessons to be learned from the past, say 40 years of politics.
After Johnson’s chaotic stutter resignation Over the summer, Truss was elected the new Conservative leader by 57 percent of party members or less 0.2 percent of the UK population, which is really just a wild way of choosing a new head of government. (AAnd yes, that comes from an American! I think I have a pretty decent foot to stand on when it comes to identifying a banana voting process.)
Some Conservative MPs already are finger pointing towards their peers, who might see Truss’ impressive failure as an opportunity of their own. However, Truss’ personal approval rating stands at -47 as of Friday morning.even worse when Johnson was in office at the height of one of his many scandals, the Guardian written down. For me, at least, that means, “My tenure won’t outlast this head of lettuce.”
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