From lettuce to Airbnb, the internet bursts with memes after the departure of British Prime Minister Liz Truss

The UK is going through a new political crisis as Liz Truss announced her resignation as Prime Minister after six chaotic weeks of her tenure at 10 Downing Street. This makes her the shortest PM in UK history.

Truss’ time in office has been described as chaotic with his approval rating falling to 10% following his government’s tax cuts which sent shockwaves through the country’s economy. Since the announcement of his resignation earlier today (October 20), social media has been flooded with memes. From lettuce jokes to calling 10 Downing Street to Airbnb, here are some jokes the internet has exploded with.

Why is Liz Truss compared to lettuce?

The lettuce gag was inspired by leading news outlet The Economist whose Oct. 11 article noted that Truss’ hold on power amounted to seven days, “roughly the length of preservation of a lettuce”. This was followed by UK tabloid The Daily Star reportedly buying a head of lettuce and launching a live broadcast.

This was followed by many users congratulating lettuce with one user saying “*lettuce all giving a round of applause”, others saying she is now eligible to compete as the UK’s next PM , leading to a now popular hashtag on Twitter, “#Laitue4PM”.

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Even Indian industrialist Anand Mahindra took to Twitter and posted:

This was in the wake of his previous tweet, on October 15 amid the deteriorating situation in the UK with the caption “Great (Brutal) Britain”.

10 Downing Street: “Perfect for short stays”

Another Twitter user posted an image of the British Prime Minister’s official residence with an Airbnb logo and the slogan “Perfect for short stays”.

One person tweeted: “Liz Truss literally used 10 Downing Street as an Airbnb #torychaos” and another user said: “Downing Street now has more check-ins than Airbnb. Chaos Govt, disas-Truss PM. They must go! #LetThePeopleDecide #GeneralElectionNow”.

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Shortest prime minister in UK history


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