British Prime Minister Liz Truss quits, plunging the UK into political chaos.
After only about six weeks in office, Liz Truss has resigned becoming the shortest serving prime minister in British history. This comes just days after losing two key cabinet members amid a failed economic plan that sent markets crashing.
Meanwhile, the Conservative Party is scrambling to elect a new leader.
Joining the discussion:
- Jonathan Lis is a political commentator and journalist.
- Garret Martin is a Senior Professorial Lecturer at American University’s School of International Service.
- Alan Wager is a Research Associate for the UK in a Changing Europe Initiative at King’s College London.
- Wayne Fitzgerald is the leader of the Peterborough City Council and Chairman of the Peterborough Conservative Association.
Liz Truss resigns https://t.co/sp5EocrEk3
— Financial Times (@FT) October 20, 2022
BREAKING: British Prime Minister Liz Truss quits after her policies triggered economic turmoil and obliterated her authority. https://t.co/PvlfGc1js6
— The Associated Press (@AP) October 20, 2022