Liz Truss announces her resignation as Prime Minister
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Liz Truss, 47, announced her resignation this afternoon after just six weeks as Prime Minister, triggering the process of finding the fourth Tory leader in just four years. Piers Morgan, 57, has taken the opportunity to hint that he would be open to taking on the role, leaving his Twitter users to share their strong opinions on his jibe.
It may be time!
As the news broke of Truss’ resignation from her role as PM this afternoon, the TalkTV host grabbed the opportunity to joke about the country’s situation.
In view of his 7.9 million Twitter followers Piers shared an unearthed picture of himself smiling as he stood outside Downing street.
He left the short caption: “It may be time.”
As the Tory party search for their fourth Prime Minister in four years, Morgan seems to have quipped that he would be up for the role, upsetting many Twitter users.
0Captial_ exclaimed: “You are too arrogant for that position, people don’t like you and simply in this world you need to be likeable in order to be successful. Something you are not.”
Atb_1972 quipped back: “You name me one Prime Minister that was likeable? I’ll wait.”
BennyBeggs said of Piers: “Would be fun to see actually, imagine a prime minister who just gets up walks away after getting questioned and not seen for days.”
RyanTomson3 commented: “I know we’re desperate but not that desperate.”
The resignation of Truss’ Home Secretary Suella Braverman on Wednesday as well as a chaotic vote in the Commons sealed the PM’s doomed fate.
Her departure after 45 days in office makes her the shortest-serving PM in UK history.
Speaking outside Downing Street this afternoon, Truss stated: “I came into office at a time of great economic and international instability. Families and businesses were worried about how to pay their bills.
“Putin’s illegal war in Ukraine threatens the security of our whole continent. And our country has been held back for too long by low economic growth.
“I was elected by the Conservative party with a mandate to change this. We delivered on energy bills and on cutting national insurance.
“And we set out a vision for a low tax high growth economy that would take advantage of the freedoms of Brexit.
“I recognise though, given the situation, I cannot deliver the mandate on which I was elected by the Conservative Party. I have therefore spoken to His Majesty the King to notify him that I am resigning as leader of the Conservative Party.”
Truss then declared that there would be a “leadership election” within the next week and that she will remain PM “until a successor has been chosen”.
Rishi Sunak, Boris Johnson and Penny Mordaunt are all seen as proposed contenders for the role with Piers sharing his strong opinions.
About Sunak, Morgan commented: “Seize the moment @RishiSunak – you’re the right person to now lead the country & restore some kind of stability/integrity. These are serious times and we need a serious & competent Prime Minister.”
However, as rumours of Johnson’s involvement in the leadership election, the former Good Morning Britain presenter made his stance on this very clear.
He wrote: “FFS… no no no. If the Tories try to put Boris back in, we need an immediate general election. This farce has to end.” (sic)
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