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# liz truss

Last year
2022
# no 10
Boris Johnson ally Nadine Dorries claims ex-PM ‘will be back’ one day
The former UK culture minister said Boris Johnson threw a ‘successful’ party to thank his supporters after he bowed out of the race to replace Liz Truss.
# Defence spending
British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak ‘to cut defence spending in real terms’ as inflation soars
The allowance for all departments, including the Ministry of Defence, will rise in line with the 2021 spending review, according to reports.
# Tax Cuts
Kwasi Kwarteng told Liz Truss her decision to sack him was 'mad'
He also advised Truss to “slow down” her radical economic reforms.
# Test Yourself
QUIZ: How well do you know Prime Ministers?
44 days…
# no 10
Sunak collects 100 Tory nominations as Mordaunt announces bid and three ministers back Johnson
Who will emerge as the top candidate to be the UK’s next prime minister?
# UK Economy
Stability of UK economy in Ireland’s interest, says finance minister
Paschal Donohoe said he hopes close cooperation between the two countries can resume with a new UK prime minister.
# 10 downing street
And they’re off: Who will win the race to be the next British prime minister?
Boris Johnson is said to be flying back to the UK amid rumours of a comeback.
# Front Pages
'The bitter end': British newspapers react to the resignation of Liz Truss
Truss confirmed her resignation during a statement outside Downing Street yesterday.
# is that all there liz
From economic turmoil to chaos in the Commons: The events that led to Liz Truss's resignation
Truss announced her resignation yesterday afternoon after just 44 days in office.
LIVE
PM hopefuls need 100 nominations from Tory MPs to enter race to replace Truss
Truss has been Prime Minister for just 44 days.
# now what
Truss has quit - so what happens now and who might take over?
Rishi Sunak? Penny Mordaunt? … Boris Johnson?
# uk general election
Labour leader Keir Starmer calls for a general election 'now' after Liz Truss resigns as PM
‘The Conservative Party has shown it no longer has a mandate to govern,’ said Keir Starmer.
# Micheál Martin
Taoiseach: New British prime minister needs to be appointed 'as quickly as possible'
Truss resigned after just six weeks in office.
# Hanging On
'Chaos', 'on the brink', 'cut to shreds': How UK papers dealt with yesterday's political mayhem
It was an eventful day in Britain.
# commons chaos
Truss's morning on the brink amid Braverman resignation and chaos in the House of Commons
There were mounting calls for the Prime Minister to step down, before did at lunchtime today.
LIVE
Truss tells MPs she's 'not a quitter' during tense Prime Minister's Questions
This was her first PMQs since her new Chancellor Jeremy Hunt ripped up her plan for tax cut.
# truss issues
Keep Calm and Carry On or quit: Is Truss certain to be ousted and how might it happen?
The British Prime Minister is battling to save her position despite several Tory MPs publicly calling for her to resign.
# liz truss
‘The Ghost PM’: Scathing UK papers deliver verdict on Liz Truss’ extraordinary day
‘The great office of Prime Minister was yesterday reduced to an unedifying game of ghost-hunting,’ The Sun writes in an editorial.
# Apology
'I will lead the Conservatives into the next election', Truss declares
The British prime minister said her fiscal policies “went too far and too fast”.
AS IT HAPPENED
Liz Truss says she is 'sorry' for mistakes after gruelling day in British politics
Jeremy Hunt earlier rolled back almost all of the tax measures within the UK Government’s mini-budget.
# emergency statement
British Chancellor Jeremy Hunt to scrap 'almost all' tax measures from UK mini-budget
Hunt is expected to address the House of Commons and will take questions from MPs this afternoon.
# liz truss
UK's embattled PM Liz Truss told: 'The game is up'
‘I think the game is up, and it’s now a question as to how the succession is managed,’ said a senior Tory MP.
# Trussonomics
New UK Chancellor: Tax rises and spending cuts on cards with ‘difficult’ decisions ahead
Jeremy Hunt criticised the ‘mistakes’ of Britain’s prime minister Liz Truss administration in his first interview since taking the job.
# UK Politics
Truss sacks Kwarteng and makes another mini-budget u-turn in bid to save her premiership
Truss has appointed Jeremy Hunt as the new Chancellor of the Exchequer.
AS IT HAPPENED
Liz Truss holds seven-minute press conference after sacking her Chancellor
In a major u-turn, Truss has confirmed she is reversing her policy to scrap the rise in corporation tax from 19% to 25%.
# UK
Ditching Liz Truss would be ‘disastrously bad idea’, says UK Foreign Secretary
He said the UK Government is focused on getting economic growth despite the market turbulence.
# Troubles
Belfast actor Ciarán Hinds calls on Truss to scrap UK Govt's controversial Troubles legacy plan
The Bill is set for consideration by the House of Lords.
# UK
Bank of England takes steps to ensure ‘orderly end’ to emergency bond-buying scheme
The Bank is doubling the daily limit on its gilt-buying programme to £10 billion as the scheme draws to a close ahead of Friday’s cut-off.
# liz truss
UK Ministers urge Tory MPs to back Truss or risk electoral defeat
The appeal for unity comes as fresh polling puts the UK PM’s personal approval rating at minus 47.
# Protocol
Tánaiste describes Northern Ireland Protocol as a ‘little too strict'
Leo Varadkar said that a window of opportunity now exists for agreement to be reached between the EU and the UK.
# moving on up
M People founder says band are ‘livid’ their song was used by Liz Truss at Tory conference
The British Prime Minister entered to the track’s famous chorus ‘Cause I’m movin’ on up, you’re movin’ on out’.
# tory conference
'Let's get them removed': Truss' Tory conference speech interrupted by Greenpeace protesters
She faces a tough task retoring Conservative morale after the U-turn over a totemic tax policy.
# u-turn
British Chancellor shrugs off ‘little turbulence’ after 45p tax rate u-turn
Kwasi Kwarteng delivered his Tory conference speech just hours after abandoning the plan in an effort to stave off a mounting Tory revolt.
# Northern Ireland
There is no reason why Stormont should not be re-established now, Truss says
Liz Truss says she wants a settlement with the EU over the NI Protocol which works for everybody.
# tory conference
Truss admits mistakes over mini-budget but stands by tax-cutting package
Truss rejected calls to sack Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng over his mini-budget turmoil.
# nord stream blast
Nord Stream 2 pipeline has stopped leaking gas
The UK Prime Minister was updated on the latest situation in the Baltic by her Danish counterpart Mette Fredriksen.
# MARKET MELTDOWN
Kwarteng defends mini-budget as devolved administrations call for urgent talks
Liz Truss has admitted the Government caused ‘disruption’ of the markets, but insisted they were right to act.
# MARKET MELTDOWN
Liz Truss endures local radio blitz and defends mini-budget despite market turmoil
The Prime Minister defended Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng’s measures, despite admitting the Government’s decisions have been ‘controversial’.
# UK Budget
Trussonomics: UK Chancellor’s budget marks sharp break in economic policy
Liz Truss sat nodding approvingly as the Chancellor announced a multi-billion pound package of tax cuts.
# us uk relations
Biden and Truss discuss Northern Ireland Protocol and Russia in New York meeting
The leaders met to talk in New York today.