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Liz Truss resigns as UK prime minister

- After serving only 45 days in highest office, she becomes the shortest serving UK PM
The former Minister for British Overseas Territories, Mary Elizabeth Truss aka 'Liz Truss', who initiated the controversial Order in Council to give the United Kingdom (UK) appointed Governor the power to suspend the [British] Virgin Islands (VI) at a whim, has announced her resignation as Prime Minister of the UK. Photo: AFP/Getty Images
An apparent effort to make Chancellor Kwasi A.A. Kwarteng the scapegoat by sacking him has failed to keep Liz Truss as UK Prime Minister. Photo:
An apparent effort to make Chancellor Kwasi A.A. Kwarteng the scapegoat by sacking him has failed to keep Liz Truss as UK Prime Minister. Photo:
LONDON, UK- The former Minister for British Overseas Territories, Mary Elizabeth Truss aka 'Liz Truss', who initiated the controversial Order in Council to give the United Kingdom (UK) appointed Governor the power to suspend the [British] Virgin Islands (VI) at a whim, has announced her resignation as Prime Minister of the UK.

After 45 days in office, Liz Truss's resignation announcement today, October 20, 2022, sees her becoming the shortest-serving PM in UK history.

Truss had faced calls to quit over the disastrous fallout from her mini-budget, with pressure ramping up ever since following a series of screeching U-turns that turned her party against her.

Scapegoat strategy failed

An apparent effort to make Chancellor Kwasi A.A. Kwarteng the scapegoat by sacking him has failed.

In a brief statement outside Downing Street, Truss said: "I recognise… given the situation I cannot deliver the mandate on which I was elected by the Conservative Party.”

According to Yahoo News UK, Truss confirmed she had met with the King in order to inform him that she was stepping down.

On Wednesday, October 19, 2022, Truss insisted she was a “fighter, not a quitter”, but the pressure from her own MPs proved to be too much.

Truss had replaced the controversial Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson as UK Prime Minister. Mr Johnson was also forced to quit due to his poor leadership.

43 Responses to “Liz Truss resigns as UK prime minister ”

  • Mick Mars (20/10/2022, 09:07) Like (21) Dislike (24) Reply
    Grand Opening. Grand Closing.
  • Get Lost (20/10/2022, 09:09) Like (28) Dislike (34) Reply
    Rankin and Colin's needs to quit also.
  • My 2 Cent (20/10/2022, 09:10) Like (32) Dislike (12) Reply
    She show class and step aside, she was not lock up and charge and being supported by her party big big difference.
    • Correct (20/10/2022, 09:31) Like (21) Dislike (0) Reply
      she made wild promises to her party to get elected as PM and tried to deliver but didn't have the fortitude to see it through and so failed in her promises and now steps aside, at least she is honest in her failure
    • Citizen (20/10/2022, 09:42) Like (16) Dislike (5) Reply
      She is a good Lier. They here causing all sorts of ciaos, trying to make it looks as though we are the worse and they are here to fix our problem and they cannot even fix theirs. Thats a shame. Let the governor go and fix it for them instead of trying to put our people in jail while his walk free.
      • lodger (20/10/2022, 10:29) Like (5) Dislike (3) Reply
        Dealing with the BVI is way way down the pecking order compared to what goes on at the top of the tree.
    • ci (20/10/2022, 15:30) Like (13) Dislike (10) Reply
      She isn't lock up because white people don't lock up white. They only lock up and fire black people.
  • open eye (20/10/2022, 09:15) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    let us see what happens over this year
  • Returns (20/10/2022, 09:17) Like (2) Dislike (6) Reply
    to her old job now as head of the Foreign Commonwealth Development Office and back to dealing with the recalcitrant BVI.
  • Arnold (20/10/2022, 09:21) Like (29) Dislike (20) Reply
    Rankin and collins need to go home to the UK now.
    • .... (20/10/2022, 14:54) Like (7) Dislike (10) Reply
      why so the corruption can continue running smoothly? you can tell all who bothered by justice being done to the poor, business halting so yall want them out.
  • Rubber Chicken (20/10/2022, 09:25) Like (14) Dislike (31) Reply
    More proof that the BVI needs to join the USVI. The USA is nowhere near as unstable as the UK.
    • resident (20/10/2022, 09:59) Like (15) Dislike (5) Reply
      Apart from an attempted coup on 6 Jan, 21 and a series of riots and shootings, with an armed minority threatening civil war. Anyway the US wouldn’t have us, and if they did you could say goodbye to Financial Services.
      • Rubber Chicken (20/10/2022, 10:39) Like (3) Dislike (6) Reply
        The UK has been through 4 prime ministers in the past 6 years, a near financial collapse. Yes, the US has had some issues, as does every country every now and again. But the UK's instability and the consistent grand scale of these issues in the UK, while at the same time lecturing and imposing their version of good governance on the BVI, makes the UK-BVI relationship untenable, particularly when taken together with our idiot leaders. With respect to financial services, I do not accept that it would disappear if it were that we joined the USVI. After all, the US has Wyoming, Delaware and New York which are key financial centers. What may happen is that the UK companies may leave, but US companies will come in and fill the void.
        • @Rubber (20/10/2022, 16:07) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
          And we really need more expats spouting their bs racist agenda, telling us how they built everything we have. Yes we have idiot leaders, but we need to get our house in order and stop always looking for a master. We should definitely look for better economic partners not ones who think they are superior. And no China.
          • @@Rubber (20/10/2022, 18:07) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
            We do not have a group of sensible person's willing to put themselves forward for elections and independence is a no no. Therefore we must find a better situation and being with the USA certainly seems to the best option.
      • Realist (20/10/2022, 21:45) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply

        What good is financial services revenue when it is being stolen and squandered? Is this the future you want for your descendants?

        The UK is a has-been and is in denial. It gladly takes orders from the USA. Instead of giving us a disaster grant after the hurricanes, the UK offered us a loan guarantee. What kind of foolishness is that? France and the Netherlands don't treat their territories like that.

        So us joining the USA via our USVI family is not such a bad idea. We have seen that we have nothing in common with the UK.
    • @Rubber Chicken (20/10/2022, 13:37) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
      You’re joking right? Please tell me you’re not actually that stupid.
      • @@Rubber Chicken (20/10/2022, 15:03) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
        Now you are just trolling. You are too unintelligent come up with a meaningful reply.
    • right (20/10/2022, 18:57) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Are u kidding.. 2 words..Donald Trump
  • Good example (20/10/2022, 09:26) Like (37) Dislike (5) Reply
    This is the hallmark of great leadership. I commend the lady PM for knowing when to fold em. The weak government of the bvi should grow some b.lls and let the people decide who they want to lead the territory. Holding on to power only making it worst. We did not vote for any unity government. Elections should have been called long time ago.

    This is a government by default and a very poor excuse for one. As bad as fat Albert was he was a strong leader he lead his team with an iron fist. He ran the government solo as all the cabinet had no experience. He took the fight to his opponents. The first district want someone like him the only person I see getting the nod is Calvin who I am sure fat Albert would endorse. Why send a sheep who has shown he is incapable.
  • asking for a friend (20/10/2022, 09:29) Like (29) Dislike (30) Reply
    Are these the same corrupt crooks who are in the bvi with a coi? Stay no to white supremacy
  • Dusted and done (20/10/2022, 09:38) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Hasta lavista baby!
  • W T F (20/10/2022, 09:43) Like (11) Dislike (2) Reply
    the UK appears to be politically unstable yet bent on dictating to our people what to do

    will we have to relive the atlantic slave trade
  • TEK DAT (20/10/2022, 09:51) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
  • resident (20/10/2022, 09:52) Like (5) Dislike (9) Reply
    bring back boris
  • WOW (20/10/2022, 09:54) Like (13) Dislike (2) Reply
    Fix your home first UK.UK is in a great MESS!!
  • Citizen (20/10/2022, 10:13) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    "They are inward-looking, while everyone in the country – indeed, every service in the country – suffers. They are incapable of doing their jobs, yet they are making decisions, minute by minute, about how to stay in power. They appear to have completely forgotten that the reason they hold that power in the first place is supposed to be for the betterment of the people and the planet.

    Yet the Tories keep asserting that the last thing anyone needs or wants is a general election. Again, this is a weird assertion that bears no resemblance to a single conversation I have had with any member of the public.

    As I boarded the train after the fracas, members of the public quite literally volunteered how much they wanted an election. “Get them out, Jess,” was the common refrain."

    J. Phillips.
  • The TRUTH (20/10/2022, 10:26) Like (6) Dislike (5) Reply
    But telling us what to do. FOH
  • Black freedom (20/10/2022, 10:28) Like (17) Dislike (15) Reply
    The Governor and CoP should have the same guts to resign and go home.
  • Here you go again (20/10/2022, 11:16) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    If you live in glass house don’t throw stones
  • be careful (20/10/2022, 11:28) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Don’t get all let’s have a barn dance in honor of her stepping down. NAMES AND FACES CHANGE BUT THE GAME REMAINS THE SAME.
    • WOW (20/10/2022, 12:14) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      Thats because the UK is run by the Civil service not the elected government. Politicians change but the mandarins are in for life.
  • liz (20/10/2022, 12:27) Like (4) Dislike (3) Reply
    Her job was easy and simple. Shook hands with the Queen on Tuesday, Queen died a day and a half later, then Liz resigned 1 month after Queen's Burial. You did exactly what you were ordered to do.
  • Citizen (20/10/2022, 12:44) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    INCOMPETENCE is the word. These things happened when you don't' involve the people, they just there voting among themselves. Last night they had all sorts of manhandling, at lease our representatives never exhibited those behavior in the house.
  • Real (20/10/2022, 13:33) Like (11) Dislike (5) Reply
    Fix home first we need freedom from these opressors
  • ausar (20/10/2022, 14:10) Like (7) Dislike (3) Reply
    Good for she!!!

    She came in like a "battle out of hell", with a terrible attitude towards the British Virgin Islands!

    We here gon continya to pray for all the haterz of we, until we find one, da gon gee we what we need!!!
  • 911 (20/10/2022, 17:22) Like (4) Dislike (3) Reply
    We needto run ranking and collins out of town
  • @ ASKING FOR YOUR FRIEND (20/10/2022, 19:41) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
  • Leave town (20/10/2022, 19:51) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Liz Rankin and Colins, we don't Truss y'all so leave.
  • lol (20/10/2022, 23:43) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    Slow one dey needs to do the same and call a General Election on his way out.

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