UK Prime Minister Liz Truss Resignation: What Happened In 45 Days

  • “I cannot deliver the mandate on which the Conservative Party elected me,” Truss said in a statement delivered outside her 10 Downing Street office. “I have therefore spoken to His Majesty the King to notify him that I am resigning as leader of the Conservative Party.
  • On Sept. 8, Truss announced plans to end a ban on fracking and unveiled a £150 billion plan designed to limit energy costs for households to £2,500 per year for two years.
  • The Resolution Foundation, a British independent think tank, slammed the proposal, arguing it would give the richest tenth of U.K. households far more than £2,200 in support.
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