Prime Minister Liz Truss has just resigned after being in office for just 45 days — the shortest tenure of any UK PM. The previous record holder, George Canning, died in office after serving 119 days back in 1827. So, yeah. Not great.
Some facts, She is lucky or unlucky :
- Two days after Truss becomes PM, Queen Elizabeth II dies.
- Less than one month into the job, Truss introduces radical fiscal policies, which promptly crash the pound, causing it to fall to a historic low.
- Truss damages Britain’s economic standing on a global level and brings the country to the brink of a recession, and prompting the Bank of England and the IMF to intervene.
- On Oct. 20, Truss resigns after 45 days in office, breaking a new record for the shortest tenure of a PM. The UK will soon be onto its third prime minister of 2022.