British Prime Minister Liz Truss Resigns After Only Six Weeks in Office
British Prime Minister Liz Truss has been forced to resign after just six weeks in office. Her downfall came after she announced enormous tax cuts for the wealthy without any explanation as to how they'd be paid for, which sent the UK's economy into a massive freefall. This made her time in office, the shortest tenure in history for a British prime minister.
Gee, only six weeks? Wonder how many Scaramuccis that amounts to? The big joke in the UK was “which would last longer, Truss’ tenure, or a head of lettuce?” Well, lettuce think about that for a minute, because for her measly 49 days in office, she’s now entitled to an annual pension of £115,000 per year (approx. $130,000) - starting immediately. Not a bad six-week haul for someone who says the “Welfare State” destroys people’s incentive to work.
Taking a page right out of “Donald Trump’s political playbook,” Prime Minister Truss chose her chancellor and close ally Kwasi Kwarteng to be the fall guy who would announce their insane plan to make the UK’s wealthy folks even richer, and when her approval rating quickly fell below that of a pit bull on crack, she then made him the scapegoat - and promptly fired him. I can hear her now, “Who is this Kwarteng guy away? I really didn’t know him. I’m pretty sure he was just some guy who went out to get coffee for everyone here in the office.”
Ironically, some Tories now want to replace Truss with disgraced former Prime Minster Boris Johnson. However, word has it Johnson’s off partying in some undisclosed location, and is in no condition to comment. Meanwhile, QAnon fans are claiming it only took Truss two days after being appointed Prime Minister - to murder the Queen. Of course, here in the US, angry MAGA Republicans have been blaming Jews and their space lasers for taking down the Tory prime minister.
Now, I realize some are asking just how can something like this happen in a sophisticated nation like the UK? Well, the answer is conservatives these days would vote for Ace Ventura: Pet Detective - just as long as he promised them “lots of tax cuts for the wealthy and harsh anti-immigration laws.” I mean, is it just me, or does it almost seem like the United Kingdom is politically becoming an awful lot like Italy, only with much blander food?
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