Liz Truss resigns: Lettuce memes go viral as internet reacts

20 October 2022, 14:21

Liz Truss announces her resignation as Prime Minister

Woodrow Whyte

By Woodrow Whyte

"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.

READ MORE: 10 things that lasted longer than Liz Truss as Prime Minister

Liz Truss resigns as Prime Minister - lettuce memes
Liz Truss resigns as Prime Minister - lettuce memes. Picture: DANIEL LEAL/AFP via Getty Images, Daily Star via YouTube

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.

Lettuce pray we can have the general election we all deserve.

READ MORE: 10 things that lasted longer than Liz Truss as Prime Minister