October 21, 2022

Well, that sure didn’t take long. Liz Truss is out as U.K. Prime Minister, resigning after just 44 days. As Anthony Scaramucci tweeted, “Liz Truss lasted 4.1 Scaramuccis.” (Scaramucci was fired as Donald Trump’s White House communications director after 10 days.) Scaramucci later cracked, “But she outlasted the milk in the refrigerator. I wasn’t able to do that! Kudos.”

Just last week, the British tabloid The Daily Star started a poll to ask readers who would last longer: Truss as PM or a head of lettuce? Apparently, the lettuce has won, as The New York Times’ Daniel Victor notes. Truss goes down as the shortest shortest-serving prime minister in British history.

So I start today with some of the better and more analytical (and serious) coverage of the Truss resignation.


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