Liz Truss resigns as UK Prime Minister…

After less than 7 weeks in the job, Liz Truss has resigned. Will she go down as the worst UK Prime Minister ever? Who will be the next Prime Minister? This is a developing story, more to come. "I cannot deliver the mandate on which I was elected by the Conservative Party" UK Prime Minister Liz Truss resignshttps://t.co/O5kO1WJ4tY pic.twitter.com/Gq6FtOGNIP — BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) October 20, 2022 The lettuce has won — Sebastian Payne (@SebastianEPayne) October 20, 2022 Brian O'NeillI …

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Will Liz Truss throw UK chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng under the political bus?

Once upon a time in Hollywood In London.

Have any individuals ever done more damage to the UK economy than Liz Truss and Kwasi Kwarteng? Maybe Hitler, but you know he was on the other side. When you have the actual Prime Minister of the UK doing the imploding, you have to really question WTF is going on. The latest is Kwarteng has been recalled back to the UK. Might Liz Truss try to put all the blame on him and sack him? It is the obvious move …

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The pennies are dropping: the UK government are starting to face reality over their mini Budget and restoring the Executive

By far the most important immediate question  for Northern Ireland is how to prevent the constitutional question dominating politics even more than before, at the expense of delivering government for  the people.  Apart from  threatening an Assembly election that would only increase instability, the British government has largely disqualified itself from influencing events in favour of a standoff over the Protocol, a problem they had exclusively had created.  Beyond formal courtesies the vital essential relationship  with the Republic went into  …

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Liz Truss’s leadership goes from bad to worse…

A bear walks into a bar and says, “I’ll have a gin and……….tonic.” The bartender asks, “Why the big pause?” The bear looks down for a second and says, “I don’t know, I guess I was just born this way. Our glorious leader Liz Truss’s term in office goes from bad to worse. After keeping her head down for a few days she thought it would be a good idea to do some short softball interviews with local radio to …

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Liz Truss is the new UK Prime Minister…

Such an incredibly weak candidate getting the top job is the stuff of Hollywood, only I am not expecting a happy ending for any of us. Thoughts? Truss is the new PM: Truss: 81,326Sunak: 60,399 Turnout: 82% Sworn in on Wednesday. New cabinet soon after#ToryLeadershipContest pic.twitter.com/AB1I8pevB5 — Kay Burley (@KayBurley) September 5, 2022 Brian O'NeillI help to manage Slugger by taking care of the site as well as running our live events. My background is in business, marketing and IT. …

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Johnson sends an ultimatum to the DUP : return to the Assembly or we won’t proceed with the Protocol bill. Is the threat credible?

Political gaming  has intensified as the Times and the FT report that the UK government will not proceed with the Protocol Bill unless the DUP promises to return to the Assembly. As the bill will at best take a year to pass Parliament are the DUP being invited to buy a pig in a poke? Can this ultimatum over ride the DUP’s demands for “action not words?.  Is the briefing to the papers credible anyway except as short term pressure …

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