British media compares the British Prime Minister to a head of iceberg lettuce
UK media and social media users are comparing Prime Minister Liz Truss to a head of iceberg lettuce after some predicted her tenure as UK leader would not survive the vegetable.
“However long she is in office, she will be remembered as the prime minister whose hold on power was shortest,” writes The Economist of Truss on Tuesday, criticizing the Prime Minister’s economic leadership.
“Take away the ten days of mourning after the death of Queen Elizabeth II, and she had seven days of control,” the article read. “That’s about the shelf life of a lettuce.”
The British tabloid The Daily Star quickly took hold The Economist’s characterization of the leader of the Conservative Party, starting a live broadcast of a head of lettuce bought from the Tesco grocery store for 60 British pence (equivalent to around 70 US cents) alongside a picture of Truss.
“Will Liz Truss still be Prime Minister during a lettuce’s 10-day shelf life?” the legend of live youtube video bed.
The Friday edition of the Daily Star boasted the title: “The most pressing political question of the year… Which wet lettuce will last the longest?”
Below the question were images of a head of lettuce and the head of Truss, along with a caption claiming that bookmakers are offering odds of 6 to 1 for the vegetable to last longer than its time remaining in the game. power.
The Economist article cited rising yields on gilts, or interest rates paid on UK government bonds, as evidence of the financial instability resulting from Truss’s leadership.
“The Bank of England has twice expanded its emergency bond buying program in an attempt to prevent a spiral of forced selling of assets by pension funds,” reads the article.
In a Twitter poll published by The Daily Star, 96.8% of 665 voters predicted Tesco lettuce would survive Truss’ time as Prime Minister.
The lettuce gag continued on Saturday as a live stream of the image of Truss and the lettuce head persisted, this time adding a blonde wig to the vegetable to emphasize the parallel between the two.
“Tip of the iceberg: how long can Liz romaine lettuce be wet? » The Saturday Daily Star the first page was titled.
He continued: ‘WET lettuce Liz Truss has fired Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng but won’t admit she’s past her sell-by date’, referring to Truss’s dismissal by Truss of Kwarteng, Britain’s finance minister, on Friday amid turmoil in the country’s financial markets.