Without any form of public elections, former foreign secretary Liz Truss was announced as the new leader of the ruling Conservative Party on Monday, beating rival Rishi Sunak by over 81,000 votes to 60,000.
The leadership contest was prompted by her predecessor Boris Johnson’s resignation in July, 2022. Earlier Khazarica Zionist David Cameron was replaced by Theresa May, as it became standard for Britain to replace ousted politicians without public consent?
Liz Truss has become the news British prime minister after Queen Elizabeth II formally asked her to form a government. Truss, the hawkish former foreign secretary, flew to Scotland for an audience with the queen at Balmoral Castle, one of the royal residences.
Outgoing PM Boris Johnson, on a separate flight for security reasons, offered his resignation, announced in July 2022, which the monarch accepted.
The queen would normally meet prospective PM’s at Buckingham Palace in London, but after recent protest issues it was decided that she should not return to the capital for this occasion. Truss is the 15th PM to serve during her namesake’s 70-year reign.
Britons do not appear particularly enthusiastic about Foreign Secretary Liz Truss taking over as the new prime minister, a YouGov poll published on Monday suggests. Around half of the people in the UK say they are disappointed, with one-third ‘very disappointed’.
Only 4% of the respondents say they are very pleased to have Truss move in to 10 Downing Street, and another 18% say they are fairly pleased.
Most people in the UK (67%) appear skeptical about Truss’ ability to tackle the rising cost of living – the top issue among Britons, according to another new YouGov poll.
Almost 40% of the respondents say they have no confidence with the incoming prime minister’s ability to deal with this key matter.
Only four in ten Conservative voters say they are pleased with her victory, and around a third of them have confidence in her ability to tackle the cost-of-living crisis.
More than half (54%) do not have much confidence in her skills in this regard, and around one-third are disappointed that she will lead the government.
Around 40% of Britons believe Truss will be ‘about the same’ as the outgoing prime minister, Boris Johnson; 27% expect her performance in the role to be worse, while 14% believe she will be better.
Truss is the third woman to become the nation’s prime minister, after Cold War-era political giant Margaret Thatcher and Johnson’s predecessor, Theresa May. She will officially take office on Tuesday after a meeting with Queen Elizabeth II at Balmoral Castle in Scotland.
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