Liz Truss resigns as UK prime minister, becomes shortest-serving PM

Liz Truss is to issue a statement resigning as prime minister after just 45 days.

It follows the near-complete evaporation of her political authority, a process begun by last month’s disastrous mini-budget.

Truss, who would become the shortest-serving prime minister in UK history, has been under pressure from Tory MPs to quit.

It is unclear whether she will step down immediately or set out a timetable for departure.

Truss made Kwarteng take the blame for September’s mini-budget, despite it being widely seen as a joint project.

Source: The Guardian