Truss resigns

U.K. Prime Minister Liz Truss announces resignation after six weeks in office

LONDON — British Prime Minister Liz Truss announced her resignation Thursday after six turbulent weeks in office, making her one of the shortest-serving prime ministers in British history.

Truss, Britain’s third female prime minister, was unable to save her embattled premiership even though she ditched her entire economic plan and replaced two key Cabinet posts over the past week.

“I cannot deliver the mandate for which I have been elected by the Conservative Party. I spoke to the king and notified him that I was resigning,” she said in front of her residence at Downing Street.

Truss said that there would be a leadership election to replace her "to be completed within the next week.” She said that she would “remain as prime minister until a successor has been chosen.”

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Since Truss resigned, Gibraltar Messanger has reposted Nazi Crimes Ripple Effect with a message that it is too late to stop what is coming.

3:12 [As for] My people, children [are] their oppressors, and women rule over
them. O My people, they which lead thee cause [thee] to err, and lead thee
astray, to thy destruction.

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Force. - October 20

My Kingdom must be won by force, that is, by effort. How can you reconcile this with My free gift of Salvation?

My gift is free truly, and is not the reward of any merit on the part of man. But just as God and mammon cannot both be given the overlordship in any one life, so My Kingdom, where I rule as King, cannot be inhabited by one in whom ‘Self’ reigns.

Therefore the force is that of discipline and ‘Self’-conquest, together with an intensity of longing for My Kingdom, and tireless effort to know and do My Will.

Thank-you Gibraltar Messenger for the re-post of the excellent "Nazi Crimes Ripple Effect". It sharply reminded me of my own failure that 5th November day in 2012 (almost 10 years ago now) to attend and support in London, I was in the country and should of been there too. Thank you for all who did show up and support the Master then.

The Reason Behind Lizz Truss’ Resignation UK's economic crisis Explained in...


Liz Truss can now claim $128,000 a year for life after serving as PM for just 44 days due to a special U.K. law — but it’s not a wage
Opposition leader Kier Starmer of the Labour Party joined calls for Truss to decline the payments, saying that her six-week stint in office should not make her eligible for the allowance.

For the chaotic 44 days Liz Truss spent in office, she is now eligible to collect an annual £115,000 ($128,000) allowance from the U.K. government for the rest of her life.

The money for Truss will come from the country’s Public Duty Costs Allowance scheme,

which allows anyone who served as Prime Minister, no matter the duration, to claim the payment to cover the costs arising from their “special position in public life.”

The scheme, established in 1991 in the wake of Margaret Thatcher’s resignation, is meant to assist an ex-Prime Minister if they are “still active in public life.”

“There is no way that she should be permitted to access the same £115,000 a year for life fund as her recent predecessors — all of whom served for well over two years,” said Christine Jardine, the spokeswoman for the Cabinet Office of the Liberal Democrats, in a statement.

“Truss’s legacy is an economic disaster — for which the Conservatives are making taxpayers foot the bill,” Ms. Jardine said, adding that the potential payout would leave “a bitter taste in the mouth of the millions of people struggling with spiraling bills and eye-watering mortgage rate rises thanks to the Conservatives’ economic mismanagement.”

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Wow amazing these photos can be manipulated to suit lettuces needs.:rofl:

Lettuce can remind one of a Goya...

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Boris Johnson, ousted by scandal, eyes comeback as UK leader


Former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson -- ousted by ethics scandals just three months ago -- jockeyed to make a comeback Friday as one of several contenders seeking to replace Liz Truss, whose rapid downfall threw the country's leadership into disarray at a time of severe economic challenges.

The governing Conservative Party has ordered a lightning-fast race that aims to finalize nominations Monday and install a new prime minister, its third this year, within a week.

Johnson has not publicly declared he is running, but a political ally who spoke with him told Sky News he is "up for it" and bookmakers have made him one of the favorites to win the contest.

A return by Johnson would be an astonishing recovery for a polarizing figure forced out by a welter of ethics scandals. Opponents say giving him another chance would only lead to more controversy and disappointment.

The leadership uncertainty comes at a time of weak economic growth and as millions struggle with higher borrowing costs and rising prices for groceries, fuel and other basics. A growing wave of strikes by train and postal workers, lawyers and others has revealed mounting discontent as a recession looms.

Truss quit Thursday after a turbulent 45 days, conceding that she could not deliver on her tax-cutting economic package, which she was forced to abandon after it caused turmoil in financial markets.

House of Commons leader Penny Mordaunt was the first candidate to publicly declare she is running to replace Truss, saying in a tweet Friday that she represented "a fresh start."

Mordaunt, a straight-talking 49-year-old Royal Navy reservist who briefly served as U.K. defense secretary in 2019, is bookies' third favorite. Outside of Conservative circles she is perhaps best known for appearing on the 2014 reality TV diving show "Splash!"

Leading the pack in lawmakers' support, though yet to publicly declare, is former Treasury chief Rishi Sunak, who was previously runner-up to Truss.

Sunak, 42, had repeatedly warned Conservatives that Truss' tax-cutting plans would be disastrous — as proved to be the case. The former hedge-fund manager's supporters consider him a steady hand for an ailing economy.

Popular Defense Secretary Ben Wallace, who was touted as a possible contender, ruled himself out on Friday.

The wild card is Johnson, who was forced from office in July and still faces an inquiry into whether he lied to Parliament while in office that could lead to his suspension as a lawmaker.

His allies in Parliament are working to gather support for an "I'm Backing Boris" campaign. One of them, lawmaker James Duddridge, told Sky News that the former prime minister would fly back from a Caribbean vacation to run in the leadership race and was "up for it."

Johnson, 58, is still adored by some Conservatives as a vote winner with a rare common touch who led the party to a big election victory in 2019. He is more popular with the party's grassroots than with lawmakers — and he is reviled by some for the chaos and scandal that marred his term in office.

"Having a winner in place is what the party needs to survive," Johnson ally Nadine Dorries told Sky News.

Johnson was able to shrug off lapses that would have sunk many politicians. He survived even after he was fined by police for attending one of a series of illegal parties in government buildings while the U.K. was under lockdowns during the coronavirus pandemic.

He finally resigned after one scandal too many. That incident involved his appointment of a politician who had been accused of sexual misconduct, sparking an exodus of dozens of members of his government.

Former Conservative leader Michael Howard implored the party not to return to the "psychodrama" of the Johnson era.

"He's had his chance, and it didn't work," Howard said. Some Conservative legislators have even threatened to leave the party if Johnson returns as leader.

Rob Ford, professor of political science at the University of Manchester, said Conservatives who thought Johnson could solve their problems "don't live in a reality-based community."

He warned that the electorate at large has not forgotten Johnson's many scandals — and he no longer has the appeal he once did.

"We know the public don't like him, he can't govern, he definitely can't unify his party. It will be a disaster. It will fail," Ford said.

In order to be considered, candidates will need the signatures of at least 100 of the 357 Conservative lawmakers, meaning a maximum field of three. If three meet that threshold, lawmakers will vote to knock out one and then hold an indicative vote on the final two. The party's 172,000 members will then get to decide between the two finalists in an online vote. The new leader is due to be selected by Oct. 28.

By Friday evening Johnson had about half of the 100 supporters needed to run, according to several unofficial tallies from British media organizations. More than half of Conservative lawmakers have not publicly backed a candidate yet.

Truss quit after her brief, disastrous experiment in libertarian economics. Her proposal for aggressive tax cuts that would be paid for through government borrowing pummeled the value of the pound. Investors showed little tolerance for her plan at a time when the British economy is still grappling with its exit from the European Union, the coronavirus pandemic and the war in Ukraine.

Her package of unfunded tax cuts drove up the cost of government borrowing and home mortgages, and forced emergency Bank of England intervention. Truss executed a series of U-turns and replaced her Treasury chief but faced rebellion from lawmakers in her party that obliterated her authority.

Truss admitted Thursday that "I cannot deliver the mandate on which I was elected by the Conservative Party."

The Conservative Party turmoil is fueling demands for a national election. Under Britain's parliamentary system, there does not need to be one until the end of 2024, though the government has the power to call one sooner.

Currently that looks unlikely. Opinion polls say an election would spell disaster for the Conservatives, with the left-of-center Labour Party winning a large majority.

Still, opposition politicians say the recent tumult — and the decision by Truss to rip up many of the policies on which Johnson was elected — means the government lacks democratic legitimacy.

Labour leader Keir Starmer accused the Conservatives of presiding over a "revolving door of chaos."

"This is doing huge damage to our economy and the reputation of our country," he said. "We must have a chance at a fresh start. We need a general election — now."


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Facing party mutiny, British Prime Minister Liz Truss calls it quits just 44 days in — will likely be shortest-serving leader in UK history

It's "a shambles and a disgrace..."

Jeremy Hunt, the new 'de facto Prime Minister', is a 'Zero-COVID' loon who lobbied for children to be taken from their parents and put in quarantine camps.

As Nigel Farage noted, Hunt is the face of a globalist coup...

"This is a coup, the Conservative Party is dead."

Nigel Farage is furious...

"We're viewed as a complete laughing stock. There's now no point to the Tory party at all. It serves no purpose. Not only is it going to lose the next election. I say it needs to be replaced."

Nigel Farage: I can’t do it on my own...

Good luck, UK!

Paul Joseph Watson attempts to explain the 'utter clusterfuck' we have seen in the UK in the last few weeks in his indomitable manner...

What really happened in the UK

Peter Oborne Absolutely DEMOLISHES Liz Truss

Peter Oborne Absolutely DEMOLISHES Liz Truss


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Rishi Sunak will be Britain's next prime minister after Liz Truss' resignation

LONDON — Former finance minister Rishi Sunak won the race to be Britain's next prime minister Monday and will become the third leader in seven weeks of a country upended by political and economic chaos.

Sunak, 42, will become the latest leader of the ruling Conservative Party to enter the revolving door of No. 10 Downing St., following Liz Truss' resignation just 44 days after taking office. Her scandal-plagued predecessor, Boris Johnson, dropped his bid for a remarkable comeback Sunday.

Sunak’s victory was confirmed Monday after his only other challenger, Penny Mordaunt, failed to secure the support of enough of her fellow lawmakers before the deadline.

"Rishi Sunak is therefore elected as leader of the Conservative Party," Graham Brady, the Conservative lawmaker who oversees the party's leadership elections, told his colleagues, who banged on tables and cheered at the announcement.

Sunak will now be invited to form a government by King Charles III, a ceremonial duty the country’s new monarch will carry out for the first time.

A multimillionaire former banker, Sunak was not elected by the United Kingdom’s 67 million people but rather appointed by lawmakers from the Conservative Party, which is recording historic polling lows after a decade of austerity and 18 months of controversy and division.

(A Multimillionaire former bankster - just what T.H.E.Y. want).

Rishi Sunak will be British prime minister after Liz Truss' resignation

Sunak is a member of the World Economic Forum, heavily involved in the 'Great Reset'. His father-in-law owns the company providing the WEF's social credit score software, whilst Sunak himself is pushing the G7s 'programmable money' project that will give governments total control over every aspect of a person's life.

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