British Twitter Explodes After A Head Of Lettuce Outlasts Liz Truss As PM
"Flatmate has just asked me whether i think the lettuce voted leaf or romaine in the brexit referendum."
Liz Truss has been anointed the UK’s shortest-reigning Prime Minister, after a series of calamitous economic policies — and enough party chaos for an entire season of The Thick Of It — led her to resign after just 44 days.
While the tragedic comedy of these forty-four days has produced some utterly amazing scenes of political dysfunction, the real star of the show today was the steady British resolve shown by a humble head of lettuce.
After sacking her chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng over the weekend, Truss was forecast to experience the most turbulent period in her career, with many predicting she won’t last the week. In response to British commentators who predicted Truss’ career would have the shelf life of a lettuce, the British tabloid The Daily Star actually set up a live stream of a literal head of lettuce to test the theory.
Lo and behold, despite showing signs of deterioration from the room-temperature environment, today the head of lettuce was victorious.
“What’s it like living in the UK?” pic.twitter.com/XHsEodACrj
— Scully (@isthatscully) October 20, 2022
In some hilarious displays of gallows humour, relieved brits are taking to Twitter to celebrate their new leafy green overlord.
The lettuce after outlasting Liz Truss pic.twitter.com/MIn4hqNHZR
— George Civeris (@georgeciveris) October 20, 2022
What a great day to be a lettuce
— Aldi Stores UK (@AldiUK) October 20, 2022
flatmate has just asked me whether i think the lettuce voted leaf or romaine in the brexit referendum and im frankly furious at how funny i found it
— Ben Smoke (@bencsmoke) October 20, 2022
babe what’s wrong you haven’t touched your liz truss lettuce salad with olivia wilde nora ephron vinaigrette dressing
— angel men(ghost)za 👻 (@angelmendoza___) October 20, 2022
As Truss is a well-known Taylor Swift fan, fellow swifties have been amused by the proximity of Truss’ resignation to the release of Swift’s new album Midnight, with one British television station playing the ex-PM’s favourite song ‘Blank Space’ in a montage accompanying news of her resignation.
— spooky!sum 👻 steves sweet ghoul (@moththing97) October 20, 2022
Liz Truss quit now so she can spend tomorrow streaming Midnights by Taylor Swift without distraction pic.twitter.com/z1uqSDwaZV
— Harrison Brocklehurst (@harrisonjbrock) October 20, 2022
Truss’ departure from No. 10 this week could be the tip of the iceberg for the UK’s beleaguered conservative party, with more chaos to come as party whips attempt to find a replacement leader for the country.