Liz Truss, the prime minister of the UK, leaves office after a little over two months.

Prime Minister Liz Truss of the United Kingdom resigned on Thursday under pressure after less than two months in office due to a change in economic policies that caused economic instability.

A day after adamantly proclaiming that she is “a warrior and not a quitter,” Truss made the news. But in the end, she claimed that the situation had altered.

Given the circumstances, Truss stated, “I am unable to fulfill the Conservative Party’s mandate for which I was elected.” As a result, I have informed His Majesty the King that I am stepping down as the Conservative Party leader.

According to Truss, a leadership vote will be held “within the next week” and she will continue in her role as prime minister “until a successor has been picked.”

Soon after Suella Braverman, the home secretary, announced her resignation in a letter critical of the prime minister, Truss made the announcement.
Following calls for her resignation, UK Prime Minister Truss firmly declares, “I Am a Fighter.”

According to Braverman, “The business of government depends on people taking ownership of their errors.” “Pretending we haven’t done anything wrong, acting as if nobody can see that we have done it, and hoping that things would just magically become better is not serious politics.”

Braverman, a member of the Conservative Party’s right wing, stood for party leader earlier this year but lost to Truss.

Days before to Braverman’s departure, Truss let go of Treasury Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng amid economic upheaval that saw the British pound fall in value to be virtually equivalent to the US dollar. The issues arose after a tax cut proposal was promoted by the Truss government in September and abandoned by Kwarteng’s successor Jeremy Hunt in October.

On Wednesday, Truss apologized to parliamentarians and acknowledged that during her brief tenure in office—six weeks—she had made mistakes. However, she claimed that abandoning the tax cut plan was “the appropriate option in the sake of the country’s economic stability.”

Keir Starmer, the leader of the opposition Labour Party, slammed Truss on Wednesday, yelling in the Commons, “Why is she still here?”


Truss must resign, many members of the Conservative Party said. Simon Hoare, a conservative politician, told the BBC on Thursday that Truss has “approximately 12 hours” to resolve the issue. Other members of the Conservative Party didn’t even seem prepared to hold out for that long.

Miriam Cates declared, “The prime minister needs to step down.”
Steve Double said, “Unfortunately, she’s not up to the task.”