UK Prime Minister Liz Truss resigned on Thursday, after being in power for less than two months, stating that she recognises she “cannot deliver the mandate” on which she was elected.
“I came into office at a time of great economic and international instability. Families and businesses were worried about how to pay their bills, Putin’s illegal war in Ukraine threatens the security of our whole continent and our country has been held back for too long by low economic growth,” she said in a statement. “I will remain as prime minister until a successor has been chosen. Thank you,” Truss added.
This comes a day after Indian-origin Home Secretary Suella Braverman tendered her resignation, citing “technical infringement of the rules” she committed while sending official documents to a parliamentary colleague.
“Pretending we haven’t made mistakes, carrying on as if everyone can’t see that we have made them, and hoping that things will magically come right is not serious politics. I have made a mistake, I accept responsibility; I resign,” Braverman said in a letter posted on her Twitter handle.
In the letter addressed to PM Truss, she also expressed concerns about the direction of the government and said key pledges made to voters have been broken.
Braverman said she committed “technical infringement of the rules” by sending official documents from her email to a parliamentary colleague.
Truss said she had entered office with “a vision for a low-tax, high-growth economy that would take advantage of the freedoms of Brexit”. However, resigned as the Prime Minister Of the UK after just 45 days of taking over following economic turmoil and the resignation of two key ministers.
Among potential replacements of Truss are Sunak, House of Commons leader Penny Mordaunt and newly appointed Treasury chief Jeremy Hunt. A national election in the UK is due in 2024.