Liz Truss leaves the back door.. the shortest sentence in British history
A series of problems and crises in just two months made the shortest term for a British prime minister, and pushed Liz Truss out the back door.
Earlier in the day, British Prime Minister Liz Truss announced her resignation, stressing that she "cannot fulfill her obligations under the current circumstances", to become the shortest-serving prime minister in Britain's history (45 days).
It appears that 47-year-old Liz Truss has abandoned her long-standing reputation for "losing hatred" and vowed yesterday to "fight and not quit", under great pressure from within her ruling party.
The biggest pressure came from prominent Conservative MP Crispin Blunt this morning, who said Liz Lise Trace lacked "self-knowledge" to realize she basically "didn't have the capacity" to be prime minister, and demanded her resignation.
But the pressure on Liz Trass, born in Oxford to a left-wing family, was not only from within the party elite, but from the grassroots and conservatives.
The resigned prime minister was badly wounded by several successive crises, which damaged her credibility, and only 10% of voters approved her leadership of the government.
And 80% of British voters expressed a negative view of Liz Truss, a far worse result even than Boris Johnson when he resigned months ago.
Within the ruling party, 55% of its supporters expressed their desire for Liz Truss to leave power, according to an opinion poll published a few days ago and carried by British media.
The pressure on Liz Truss in recent days has reached the point of launching a live broadcast on YouTube by the British Daily Star, in the form of a steadfastness challenge between the British Prime Minister and "Ras Khassa (a plant)."
But the woman, who only weeks earlier had been linked to Margaret Thatcher, the iron woman of British politics, took up her position amid very difficult circumstances, as Queen Elizabeth II died within a few days.
Overseeing the transfer of power to the new king, Charles III, has also exacerbated thorny challenges facing the government, including the war in Ukraine and the Scottish threat of secession, as well as severe energy and inflation crises.
Liz Truss, or what was described by the press as "shock and awe tactics", pushed her government weeks ago to offer a mini-budget that included tax cuts and concessions for the wealthiest classes, sparking a storm of criticism and a decline in the rates of the economy alike.
Liz Truss was unable to deal with this error effectively, and ultimately contented himself with dismissing the Finance Minister, Kwasi Quarting, after only 38 days in office.
The crisis of the government and the Prime Minister worsened yesterday, with the announcement of the resignation of the British Home Secretary, Suella Braverman, due to an apparent security breach related to sending documents via her e-mail.
The conservative politician who played major shifts in order to make sudden leaps, leaving the Liberal Democrats for the Conservative Party, and from favoring Remain to supporting Leave, has not succeeded in crafting a new shift that would keep her in her top position.
And Liz Truss's imitation of the late party darling Thatcher, through clothing and outward appearance such as wearing a fur hat, did not help her in the party who first turned her and put her in a corner.
The resignation of Liz Truss, today, is the safe option for the Conservative Party, which avoids a general election that it could lose by an overwhelming proportion in light of the results of opinion polls, and keeps it in power by choosing a new prime minister, according to observers.