Just six weeks after taking office, Liz Truss announced her resignation and held elections next week to choose her successor, after suffering one setback after another that led to the resignation of the Secretary of the Interior and the latest tumultuous seat in parliament.
Immediately after her resignation, Britain’s Labor opposition leader Keir Starmer called for a general election “now”.
“In the current situation, I cannot complete the task for which the Conservative Party has chosen me,” she said before the Prime Minister’s office in London.
She added: “I therefore spoke to His Majesty, Charles III, to inform him of my resignation as President of the Conservative Party”, explaining that the process of choosing a successor to her “will be completed within the next week.”
The Terrace admitted it had a “difficult day” yesterday but stressed that the government must focus its efforts on its priorities. Her spokesman said she wanted the government to focus more on “achieving priorities” and “less on politics”.
This morning Teras met with the head of the “Committee of 1922” of the conservative party responsible for the internal organization.
Just six weeks after becoming prime minister, Tras was under pressure to resign after she was forced to cancel a disastrous tax cut plan that had sparked a market strike amid a serious cost of living crisis.
Shortly after announcing Truss’ resignation, French President Emmanuel Macron expressed hope that Britain would “quickly restore stability.”
In Moscow, Russia’s Foreign Ministry said Britain “has never seen such disgrace from a prime minister”.
The headlines this morning were unanimous in describing the situation as “chaos” in the wake of a disastrous session in Westminster that turned into a “bid market”.
And the newspaper “The Sun” felt that Liz Terrace has become “broken” and “her authority has been shattered after a day of utter chaos”, noting that “a government is about to collapse before our very eyes.” .
For its part, the right-wing newspaper “The Times” believed that “the Prime Minister is clinging to power,” quoted a Terrace supporter in government as saying “the decision is final.”
Conservative party member Ed Vaese said: “The only way out of this mess is for Liz Terrasse to step down and appoint Tory MPs as the new prime minister.”
The party can avoid a protracted leadership struggle by agreeing on a figure, but Taras has no intention of stepping down.
Her resignation would pave the way for a rivalry within the Conservative Party, which could be curtailed if party MPs agreed on an alternative to her, otherwise MPs could close ranks to cast their confidence in her.
“You have to go”
The new calls to resign came after Home Secretary Suila Braverman stepped down. Finance Minister Kwasi Kwarting, who is close to Terrace, was fired over the tax cut plan and replaced by Jeremy Hunt, who quickly scrapped the plan almost entirely.
And the Daily Telegraph newspaper reported that Braverman resigned after “a heated live debate” with Trace and Hunt “in the background of their demand that she soften her stance on the immigration file”.
Terrace appointed Grant Shapps to succeed Braverman, noting that she had previously fired him from the post of Secretary of State for Transport when she became Prime Minister. Shapps supported her opponent in the party’s primaries, Rishi Sunak.
Braverman, an immigration hardline, said she resigned due to a “technical violation” of government regulations.
“I made a mistake and bear the responsibility, I resign,” said her resignation letter, on the other hand expressing “serious concerns” about the government’s policies, which she says are abandoning its promises, especially on immigration. File.
Trace has been criticized for not stepping down after blaming Quarting for the canceled budget plan that sparked market turmoil.
“Pretending we’re not making mistakes and carrying on as if no one sees we’ve committed them in the hope that magic will set things right does not indicate seriousness in political work,” Braverman wrote.
Braverman’s resignation came a few hours after the Trust made efforts to allay doubts about the fate of her term by responding to criticism in parliament.
Terrace has defended itself in the face of calls to step down from the opposition after it was forced to pull out of its economic program. “I’m a fighter, not one who retreats,” she said defiantly.
“What good is a prime minister whose promises don’t last for a week? forced to withdraw under pressure from the markets and her camp.
Chaos later reigned in parliament after the opposition proposed a discussion of a controversial decision by the Terrace regarding the resumption of fracking, i.e. the extraction of shale gas.
Labor lawmakers said Conservative party hawks forced Conservative MPs to vote against the Labor proposal, noting that dozens of their votes did not match party trends.
On Thursday, Starmer will address the TUC’s annual conference.
On Tuesday, a YouGov poll showed that Truss is the least popular party leader ever.
Another poll showed that the majority of party members want her to leave.