Liz Truss is silent on whether she will step down as PM

Three Tory MPs submitted letters urging Ms Truss to quit over the weekend, but a spokesman said the Prime Minister would not resign.

Ms Truss’ official spokesman said that was the case the prime minister and not Chancellor Jeremy Hunt, who runs the country, despite the fact that the new chancellor tore up almost all of the prime minister’s fiscal policy in an emergency statement this morning.

That prime minister is expected to be in the House of Commons this afternoon for Mr Hunt’s statement before addressing a group of Tory MPs tonight.

Ask Liz Truss to resign

That comes as PRhyme Minister Liz Truss was confronted with demands for his resignation over the weekend.

Crispin Blunt, Andrew Bridgen and Jamie Wallis all called on the prime minister to step down on Sunday, while other senior figures within the parliamentary party expressed unease with her leadership.

Three Tory MPs submitted letters urging Liz Truss to quit over the weekendPA

Over the weekend, Hunt insisted Truss was still in charge despite diagnosing the need for a tough package of tax hikes and spending cuts to stabilize Britain’s economy.

Is Liz Truss the UK’s shortest serving Prime Minister?

The person currently holding the title is Tory statesman George Canning, who spent 118 full days as Prime Minister in 1827 before dying in office of illness.

Ms. Truss would surpass that number of days on January 3, 2023.

There have been several prime ministers who have failed to stay in office for a year for various reasons.

These include two Conservative prime ministers over the past 100 years: Andrew Bonar Law, who worked 211 days in 1922-23 before resigning due to ill health, and Alec Douglas-Home, who managed 364 days in 1963-64 before losing a general election .

During the 18th and early 19th centuries, it was not uncommon for prime ministers to hold office for only a year or two, or to hold the job briefly on several occasions.

Once Liz Truss has surpassed the 118-day mark set by George Canning, she can aim for other predecessors she hopes to surpass, including the 4-day 1782-83.

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