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BREAKING: #BNNUK Reports.

Britain's Prime Minister @trussliz announced she's stepping down from the post, making her the shortest-serving PM in UK history. #UK #LizTruss #Nation
She sent the shockwaves to the entire nation while giving a speech outside Downing Street. Truss said she has already spoken to the King about it and also confirmed that she will remain PM till a successor is chosen.
"I came into office at a time of great economic and international instability. Families and businesses were worried about how to pay their bills, Putin's illegal war in Ukraine threatens the security of our whole…"
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EXCLUSIVE FOOTAGE: #LizTruss resigns as British Prime Minister

She says she will stay for a week until the next PM elected, presumably by MPs.

What chaos!
#LizTrussPM #JeremyHunt #GrantShapps #SuellaBraveman #JacobReesMogg #JamesCleverly #BREAKING
Image of Britain see tonight from the International Space Station
“Actually, if this was a relationship, I think at this point Britain’s friends would be sitting down with it & saying:

‘Look honey, you’ve been through four Prime Ministers in six years. They can’t all be the problem’” @Trevornoah on @TheDailyShow
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🔵 NEW: #LizTruss will be entitled to claim up to £115,000 per year from the taxpayer for the rest of her life once she leaves office, despite likely being one of the shortest-serving prime ministers in history.

nationalworld.com/news/politics/…
🪙 The Public Duties Cost Allowance allows former prime ministers to claim back money toward the cost of maintaining activities in public life.

Former PMs have claimed back millions through the scheme since it was set up in 1991 following the resignation of Margaret Thatcher.
🤝 The costs are a reimbursement of expenses for necessary office and secretarial costs arising from their position in public life.

“The allowance is not paid to support private or parliamentary duties. PDCA is in addition to any constituency office which they maintain as MPs.”
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Queen Liz and the enormous Pie!

(A story in far too many tweets)

Once upon a time there was a lady who believed she was Queen.

#ToryConference #ToryCorruption #ToryCostOfGreedCrisis #ToryCriminalsUnfitToGovern
#LizTruss #kwasibudget
Her name was Queen Liz (which was unfortunate) and she spoke with her ministers and told them she had a great idea.
“I have a great idea!” she said, “We are going to get all the peasants to work on an enormous pie!”, “Hooray!!!” they all shouted especially Jacob, the minister for considering people peasants.
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I’m in #Prague for tomorrow’s 1st summit of the new #EuropeanPoliticalCommunity.

The 27 🇪🇺 leaders will be joined by #Truss, #Erdogan, #Zelensky & others.

The big question: what the hell is this thing? The answer depends on what happens tomorrow in a battle between 🇬🇧&🇫🇷. 🧵1/9 Image
The idea is that this is a wider European bloc which will include countries not in the EU, either because they’re waiting to join, they don’t want to join, or they’ve left (🇬🇧).

But there are already such groupings, like the Council of Europe in Strasbourg and the OECD in Paris. Image
What’s the point of the EPC then?

The idea is that, unlike CoE & OECD, this will be a forum for heads of state and government to meet and discuss major issues.

Such leader meetings don’t happen in those other organisations. Image
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De echte journalistieke alternatieven voor de gelijkgeschakelde #miljardairsmedia (alle landelijke kranten en commerciëleTV) en de inmiddels totaal gelijkgeschakelde Staatsmedia van de #PubliekeOmroep

#hoorenwederhoor
#journalistiek hier ⬇️

@AndereKrant en @_GezondVerstand Image
Nog gehypnotiseerd ?

STAGED ⬇️

Oekraïense #crisisacteurs verkleed als gewonden nemen 'n selfie in #Kiev.

Opgezet voor de westerse #miljardairs- en staatsgesubsidieerde media.

#RTLnieuws #NOSJournaal #Nieuwsuur #Eenvandaag #Op1npo en '#journalistiek' #NRC #Volkskrant
⬇️
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We've reached the "rats in a sack" phase of this new #LizTruss UK Financial meltdown row. The 45% tax rate decision has been canned - and now it looks as if @KwasiKwarteng's deputy @CPhilpOfficial is the designated scapegoat.
Clearly someone had briefed against @CPhilpOfficial for this ^^ interview - suggesting that the idea of the cut to the tax rate had been presented to new PM @TrussLiz during her leadership campaign.

For her part @TrussLiz herself is saying that "it wasn't her idea".
This seems a little vague. When it comes to ideas which are likely to assist one get seelected as a PM replacement among a group of 160,000 of well healed @Conservatives members, cutting their tax rate is definitely a "good idea".
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East Anglia Bylines: Should we believe these extraordinary polls?
For some months, opinion polls have showed a steady, slow shift in support from #Conservative to #Labour. But the last month has seen this accelerate dramatically, and all pollsters agree.
eastangliabylines.co.uk/should-we-beli…
/2 Be careful
Opinion polls are not predictions. They only tell us what people told a pollster on a particular day. Like real election results, they can be influenced by issues in the news at the time. When people are angry about a particular issue they may express that to a poll
/3 but later return to their original position. Poll results also have a margin of error, usually plus or minus 3-4%, so small differences should usually be ignored. It is never wise to give too much weight to a single poll, which can be influenced by random factors.
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Truss refuses to rule out public spending cuts as she defends substance, but not presentation, of mini-budget [and throws Chancellor under the bus]
Here are the main points from the Liz Truss BBC interview with Laura Kuenssberg.
theguardian.com/politics/live/… #TrussFails #TrussMustGo
/2 #LizTruss admits she should have ‘laid ground better’ before mini-budget and says cabinet not consulted about 45% top rate #TaxCuts : Truss defended the government’s controversial mini-budget in its entirety, accepting that the presentation could have been improved
/3 , but giving no indication that she wants to change the substance of it. Asked if she was committed to getting rid of the 45% top rate of tax (the most controversial element), she said she was.
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It could easily be true - remember this?

Did Boris Johnson’s easily available phone number pose security risk?
Analysis: texts are a popular route by which hackers can launch malware attacks to bypass corporate – or state – security teams, say experts
amp.theguardian.com/politics/2021/…
In an update to this story I posted over the weekend, this broke yesterday:
#Truss’s personal phone number ‘for sale on the internet’
The Mail on Sunday said the numbers of 26 senior ministers are available on a US website containing stolen data.
#hackers #MI5 #SecurityRisk /1
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#LizTruss’s next disaster? A plan to move the British embassy to #Jerusalem
#MiddleEast #Israel
theguardian.com/commentisfree/… #TrussUnfitToGovern
/2 Liz Truss’s first international engagement as prime minister happened last week, when she went to the UN general assembly meeting in New York. Considering the importance of such international forums in furthering British interests, at a time when the country
/3 has a stated goal of increasing its reach as “global Britain”, there were numerous files of great importance for the prime minister to focus upon. It is, therefore, puzzling that she used the moment to try to jettison a longstanding policy of British governments
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For friends across the pond; also historians too ready to draw lines between books politicians claim to have read and those books' "influence" thereupon. Also #liztruss, the latter-day milk-snatcher who tells all and sundry of her "favorite historian": ME.
spectator.co.uk/article/liz-tr…
Liz. Can't. Read (Rather, let's viralize that shite: #LizCantRead.)
Herewith, THE HISTORY LESSON #LizTruss missed....
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BREAK - Liz Truss *will* be attending the 1st summit of the #EuropeanPoliticalCommunity in Prague next week.

In fact, 🇬🇧 now fully on board to JOIN this European community and wants to host the 2nd meeting (!?!)

An astonishing u-turn.
A refresher: #EuropeanPoliticalCommunity is 🇫🇷President @EmmanuelMacron's idea for a forum larger than 🇪🇺 where European issues can be discussed. An 'outer ring'

Many suspect it's meant as a halfway house to park aspiring members. And a former member.
worldpoliticsreview.com/treaty-politic…
This 1st EPC summit in Prague next Thursday, with 🇪🇺27 leaders plus invited 🇺🇦🇹🇷🇬🇧🇳🇴🇲🇰🇨🇭🇦🇱🇦🇲🇦🇿🇧🇦🇬🇪🇮🇸🇽🇰🇱🇮🇲🇩🇲🇪🇷🇸, will have to answer many questions.

The first: what the hell is the EPC? And how would it be different from the Council of Europe in Strasbourg? Nobody yet knows.
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🧵 1) The Pound hits a record low, the cost of living crisis worsens, £billions are added to the National Debt. The UK MSM would be apoplectic and baying for blood if this happened under any Labour Govt.
#DontTrustTruss #ToryChaos #ToriesUnfitToGovern #ToryCostOfGreedCrisis.
2) Tory Cabinet Ministers & cronies with investments in UK Hedge funds have reportedly made a fortune "shorting the pound" ahead of profligate tax cuts proposed by UK PM #LizTruss and her Treasurer, Chancellor #KwasiKwarteng. This is corruption on a huge scale. Image
3) Prime Minister #LizTruss hosted a dinner for hedge fund managers shortly before her spending plans sparked a selling frenzy in sterling and gilts. “They were all supporters of Truss and every one of them was shorting the pound,” said a prominent source. Image
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Just catching up on #minibudget2022 ramifications: if businesses aren't "on their feet" #KwasiKwarteng might there be a correlation with a 10 year Tory rule? Or do you & @trussliz @BrineMP & @ReesMogg & all your colleagues abrogate your responsibilities? #GeneralElectionNow
#KwasiBudget trickle-down "advocates for a lower tax burden on the upper end of the economic spectrum". Economist John Kenneth Galbraith called it horse & sparrow: "If you feed the horse enough oats, some will pass through to the road for the sparrows."
independent.co.uk/voices/liz-tru…
@KwasiKwarteng @trussliz @hmtreasury @BrineMP I accuse you of #malfeasance: intentional conduct that is wrongful or unlawful, especially by officials or public employees. You are gambling with the economy justifying it with a ideology that has been debunked #GeneralElectionNow
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1. 🇬🇧⚫️|👉 Inicio #Hilo sobre el #Fallecimiento de #IsabelII soberana del #ReinoUnido 👑🔵🔴⚪️ y de los #ReinosDeLaCommonwealth

#IsabeIITheQueen #GoodSaveTheQueen #QueenElizabeth #Luto #Buckingham #CarlosIII #CharlesIII

Hilo 🇬🇧🇪🇸⬇️⬇️
2. 🇬🇧⚫️|👉 El #ReinoUnido es una #MonarquíaParlamentaria con #CarlosIII como soberano, hijo y sucesor de #IsabelII, y la #CasaDeWindsor como #DinastíaReinante 🇬🇧👑

#IsabeIITheQueen #GoodSaveTheQueen #QueenElizabeth #Luto #Buckingham #CarlosIII #CharlesIII

Hilo 🇬🇧🇪🇸⬆️⬇️
3. 🇬🇧⚫️|👉 La #ReinaIsabelII ha tenido 16 #PrimerosMinistros desde #WinstonChurchill hasta #LizTruss en 2022 🇬🇧💼.

#IsabeIITheQueen #GoodSaveTheQueen #QueenElizabeth #Luto #Buckingham #CarlosIII #CharlesIII

Hilo 🇬🇧🇪🇸⬆️⬇️
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#BREAKING New UK PM vows to fix post-Brexit gridlock in N.Ireland
#UPDATE New UK Prime Minister Liz Truss has promised to end bitter wrangling over post-Brexit trade in Northern Ireland, that has soured relations between London and Brussels
#UPDATE New UK Prime Minister Liz Truss on Wednesday said she hoped talks with the EU could help resolve a dispute over post-Brexit trade in Northern Ireland.

"My preference is for a negotiated solution," she told MPs in parliament u.afp.com/wvnc
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#BREAKING Russia says 'not expecting changes' in relations with new Britain PM Truss
#BREAKING Outgoing UK PM Johnson vows to support successor Truss 'every step of the way'
#UPDATE Russia is not expecting any changes to its frosty relations with Britain under new PM Liz Truss, Kremlin says.

"Judging by statements made by Madame Truss when she was still foreign minister... one can say with much certainty that no changes for the better are expected"
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And here it is ...

German cartoonists on #BorisJohnson, #LizTruss, and the #ToryLeadershipContest

#cartoon 🧵
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Cartoon: Klaus Stuttmann Image
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"Mr Johnson, would you please let go? You have to make room for Ms Truss."

Cartoon: Harm Bengen Image
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Gran Bretaña siempre se a caracterizado por su influencia para el resto del mundo
Una mujer, nuevamente tomara el cargo de primer ministro
Ojala sea el primer paso para poner orden en el mundo
#LizTruss
🙏🌟🌟🌟
Mary Elizabeth Truss, ​ conocida como Liz Truss, es una política británica. Actual Líder del Partido Conservador y Unionista y Primera Ministra del Reino Unido desde 2022, siendo la tercera primera ministra que ocupa el cargo, tras Margaret Tatcher y Theresa May.
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1/13: 🚨BREAKING NEWS: #LizTruss is the next #PrimeMinister. What could Truss's #HumanRights record mean for the future of the UK? eachother.org.uk/liz-truss-the-…
2/13: "Truss has a track record of voting against human rights progression in the UK and as prime minister will make policy decisions that will radically change rights protections. The first targets? A new #BillOfRights and the European Convention on Human Rights (#ECHR)."
3/13: "One of Truss's most controversial votes has been against retaining the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights as part of UK law following #Brexit. She remains a member of the Conservative government which proposes to repeal the #HumanRightsAct (#HRA)."
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Limbo over thousands of #homes continues, but #Truss pledges to end it
"Nutrient neutrality" AKA raw #sewage.
#Norfolk MP #LizTruss has signalled, if she becomes #PrimeMinister, she would #scrap nutrient neutrality requirement blocking housing building.
edp24.co.uk/news/housing/n…
/2 Councils in #Norfolk have been unable to approve plans for new homes within the catchment areas of the #RiverWensum and #Broads since March.
That was when government advisor #NaturalEngland said councils could not approve plans involving 'overnight accommodation',
/3 until they could prove they would not lead to more nutrients (#sewage) flowing into #waterways.
Such nutrients reduce oxygen in the water and make it harder for aquatic species to survive.
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Pecksniff's diary: East Anglian Bylines
"One of the most tedious chores of the week for Pecksniff has been the posturings of #LizTruss. But as prime minister her delusion is likely to increase dramatically. For the sake of your correspondent’s sanity, /1
/2 Pecksniff has decided to report [Truss'] doings mostly not on the Westminster stage but closer to home, in South West #Norfolk among her voters.
/3 So you will thrill to the political dramas enveloping #Swaffham, #Thetford, #DownhamMarket, #BloNorton and #ThreeHoles. (It’s true, my dears, honest. Google is even kind enough to give guidance on ‘Best things to do and days out in Three Holes’.)
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