Ryanair's faked boarding pass for Liz Truss following her resignation

Liz Truss resigns: social media reaction

Liz Truss has resigned as Prime Minister after just 45 days in the role – and the internet was quick to react.

Conservative Party MPs urged her to go following the recent political turmoil caused after she ditched most of her economic policies.

Ms Truss was elected on 6 September after a long leadership contest – in contrast, her replacement will be elected within one week.

Social media has been full of reactions to the news of Truss’ resignation, with several opposition MPs calling for an immediate general election.

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer described the situation as a ‘revolving door of chaos’ and said that ‘the British people deserve so much better’.

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon couldn’t find any words to describe the ‘utter shambles’ of the government and the Tory party.

The Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham, who has been a prominent critic of this and previous Tory governments, said ‘We can’t go on like this’ and also called for an election.

The Liberal Democrats have also called for an election.

It’s not just politicians who have been reacting – famous figures have also had their say, with Piers Morgan describing it as a ‘shambles’.

Many have also taken the opportunity to make fun of Truss’s premiership.

The Daily Star went viral for their live stream where they looked to see if a lettuce would last longer than the Prime Minister – and it appears the lettuce has won.

Ryanair played their part by tweeting a boarding pass with Truss’s name on it with the destination marked anywhere.

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