The moment Liz Truss realized she had to quit, the UK PM revealed

Liz Truss had accepted she would have to quit even before she was told how many Tory MPs had presented their letters of no confidence, the leader of the backbench group has revealed.

Ir Graham Brady suggested the then Prime Minister knew her time at No 10 was doomed and that she had decided not to fight any further, before explaining how unlucky backbenchers were – making his job easier.

“I was just reaching for my phone when I got a message that the Prime Minister had asked to see me,” the chairman of the 1922 committee told the BBC.

“When I visited her with her chief of staff, Mark Fullbrook, she asked me the question. She said, ‘It’s pretty bad, isn’t it?’ To which I replied, ‘Yeah, it’s pretty bad’.”

“She asked the second question: ‘Do you think it’s available?’. And I said ‘No, I don’t think so’. And she replied that she didn’t either.”

Ms Truss announced on October 20 that she would be stepping down as prime minister after just 45 days in office, which have been marked by turbulence.

Her mini-budget with Kwasi Kwarteng sent markets plummeting, threatening people’s pensions and costing him his job, and Home Secretary Suella Braverman resigned over a security flaw.

She was also accused of presiding over the chaos when Labor’s opposition day vote on fracking was initially labeled as a vote of confidence in government, leading to claims that Tory MPs were being physically abused by colleagues in the election lobby.

As more backbenchers spoke up, it became clear that Ms. Truss couldn’t keep her trust.

Sir Graham continued: “I had the unique privilege of having these talks with three Prime Ministers and in many ways it was the easiest and most straightforward because they had reached the same conclusion.”

By contrast, on the night before he announced his retirement in July, Boris Johnson was “still determined to move on,” revealed Sir Graham.

“After that, he thought about it again and called me early the next morning to say he’d changed his mind,” he said.

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