Liz Truss resigns: Lettuce memes go viral as internet reacts
20 October 2022, 14:21 | Updated: 21 October 2022, 15:59
"Lettuce GAIN from Con"
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Not another one! British Prime Minister Liz Truss has resigned after just 45 days in office - the shortest tenure of any UK prime minister. Flop era confirmed.
The resignation follows weeks of chaos following her ‘mini budget’ which sparked a meltdown on the financial markets.
Things got so bad, that the Daily Star set up a live stream last Friday (Oct 14) to see if Liz Truss would still be Prime Minister within the 10 day shelf-life of a lettuce.
Reader, the lettuce won, and is now celebrating with a disco.
Yesterday (Oct 19), the writing was on the wall for Liz when her Home Secretary, Suella Braverman resigned. The situation worsened later that evening during a vote in the House of Commons on fracking, in which Conservative MPs were bullied and manhandled into backing Liz Truss, according to witnesses.
Both events sent the Conservative party into a death spiral, and at 1.30pm on Thursday, Liz Truss quit as Prime Minister.
With big political moments such as these, there will be serious political questions and consequences. But there are also memes, because how else are we supposed to get through these uncertain and unstable times but to laugh at the sheer absurdity of it all?
Here's some of the best memes about Liz Truss' resignation and the lettuce floating around on Twitter right now.
Latest update from the lettuce, disco lights have been deployed. pic.twitter.com/C9t2F7Pubh— Eliot Higgins (@EliotHiggins) October 20, 2022
“We now go live to 10 Downing Street.” pic.twitter.com/ZdF9UgF4KK— Amanda (@Pandamoanimum) October 20, 2022
The Daily Star's lettuce cam now has an added plate of tofu pic.twitter.com/YFXNAns63v— Tom Hourigan (@TomHourigan) October 19, 2022
“What’s it like living in the UK?” pic.twitter.com/XHsEodACrj— Scully (@isthatscully) October 20, 2022
🟢 Lettuce GAIN from Con— Stats for Lefties (@LeftieStats) October 20, 2022
A source close to the lettuce says it is “growing in confidence that I’ll see her off”— Tim Shipman (@ShippersUnbound) October 19, 2022
Liz Truss - Gone.— Amanda (@Pandamoanimum) October 20, 2022
Lettuce - Romaine.
flatmate has just asked me whether i think the lettuce voted leaf or romaine in the brexit referendum and im frankly furious at how funny i found it— Ben Smoke (@bencsmoke) October 20, 2022
A big day for Lettuce— Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) October 20, 2022
When a lettuce outlasts a Prime Minister, we have truly reached the endive days— Jane Merrick (@janemerrick23) October 20, 2022
Liz Truss 0-1 lettuce pic.twitter.com/x3uiP0uAz7— KWAJO- Social Housing (@KwajoHousing) October 20, 2022
The Daily Star lettuce walking in for her 44 days at number 10— Dom McGovern (@mcgoverndominic) October 20, 2022
Lettuce, shantay you stay.— Bally Singh (@putasinghonit) October 20, 2022
Liz Truss. You will always have these 45 days of history and chaos. Thank you for the comedy. Sashay, away. pic.twitter.com/aE2qFe86pl
The lettuce after outliving Liz Truss pic.twitter.com/1gXV3LVHVy— Saint Hoax (@SaintHoax) October 20, 2022
Lettuce pray we can have the general election we all deserve.