The Lettuce Won: Truss Steps Down As British PM, Ending Stormy, 45-Day Run

  • Liz Truss resigned Thursday as British prime minister, ending a stormy, 45-day tenure a fulfilling the predictions of critics who doubted the conservative politician’s leadership from the start.
  • “I came into office at a time of great economic and international instability,” Truss said in a statement read outside No. 10 Downing Street, where she informed King Charles of her decision. “Families and businesses were worried about how to pay their bills.”
  • While she claimed to have made inroads on the energy crisis, she acknowledged she “cannot deliver the mandate” for which she was elected.
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