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Liz Truss Resigns as Prime Minister After 44 Days, Who Will Replace Her?

Liz Truss is the Shortest-Serving UK Prime Minister in history. Now what?
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Liz Truss 44 Days

Truss Resignation Speech

Out of the Blue

Out of the Blue

The shelf life of that book may be the shortest in history as well.

Up next, the inside story of an astonishing collapse.

What's Next?

  • Liz Truss announced she will resign as Britain’s prime minister after a disastrous six-week tenure, making her the UK’s shortest-serving prime minister ever.
  • Another Conservative leadership election is due to take place within a week, with the next prime minister expected to be announced on Friday, Oct. 28.
  • Truss’ announcement Thursday came after her government descended into chaos, with key cabinet members and lawmakers savaging her leadership.
  • The UK will now see its fifth premier since the divisive 2016 Brexit referendum, intensifying calls for an early general election.

Details and lead chart courtesy of CNN

Will Truss Outlast This Lettuce?

As a tabloid joke, the Daily Star asked if Truss would outlast a head of lettuce.

Today, the lettuce declared victory and lettuce joke are rampant on Twitter.

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Just the Tip of the Iceberg

Next PM Odds

Next UK PM Odds

Bloomberg comments on The Front-Runners to Replace the Prime Minister

  • Rishi Sunak, who ran against Truss in the Conservative leadership election this summer, remains Sky Bet’s favorite, with the bookmaker paying out £8.64 ($7.87) for every £5 bet on the ex-chancellor.
  •  Leader of the House of Commons Penny Mordaunt climbed to second-favorite at odds of 9/4 after Chancellor Jeremy Hunt ruled himself out of the race.
  • Another candidate climbing the bookies’ rankings is Boris Johnson. Sky Bet slashed odds to 4/1 on him making a sensational return to office after the Times reported the former prime minister is expected to stand in the Tory leadership contest.
  • Keir Starmer slipped down the list of likely candidates, suggesting bookies favor an internal Tory replacement rather than a general election, despite pressure building for one from the opposition. Odds on the Labour leader plummeted to 40/1 on Sky Bet.

Jeremy Hunt would be near the top of the list as the new UK finance minister but he wisely took himself out of the mix. 

Boris Johnson is allegedly back in the running after stepping down weeks ago. 

Wouldn't that be a hoot?

This post originated at MishTalk.Com.

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