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The lettuce won: The internet is having a field day over Liz Truss’s resignation

October 20, 2022, 2:14 PM UTC
The internet is having a field day with Liz Truss's resignation.
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There’s nothing the internet loves more than schadenfreude. And Liz Truss’s abrupt, not-at-all surprising ouster as U.K. Prime Minister is bringing on an avalanche of snark.

No one is having more fun with the power shift than the Daily Star, a U.K. tabloid that asked the question “Will Liz Truss outlast this lettuce?” on Oct. 14. Since then, the paper has featured a live stream of the lettuce, which was adorned with a blond wig and googly eyes. The 68-cent head of lettuce has become something of a celebrity among Parliament watchers.

Upon news that Truss had resigned, her picture, which had been featured beside the produce, was laid face down and the stream began playing Kool & the Gang’s “Celebration” and reggae music. (The lettuce is expected to “make a speech to the nation” at 1:00 p.m. ET on Thursday.)

Tabloids weren’t the only ones celebrating Truss’s departure, though. Ryanair posted a ticket for her to “anywhere” with a waving hand emoji.

And even Anthony Scaramucci, who lasted just 10 days as Trump’s White House director of communications, couldn’t help taking a shot at Truss’s 44-day tenure, the shortest ever for a U.K. Prime Minister.

Predictably, Twitter at large had some gems as well.

Truss resigned Thursday after a brief and chaotic tenure that saw her announce a massive package of unfunded tax cuts before unwinding most of it in the face of a market rout. Upon news that she was leaving, the pound gained strength and U.K. bonds climbed higher.

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