Here Are All The Viral Liz Truss Memes Being Shared Right Now

No, she didn't outlast the lettuce...

Liz Truss

by Georgia Aspinall |
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Just 44 days after Liz Truss was announced as Prime Minister, she has resigned — 24 hours after the House of Commons at Prime Minister's Questions, 'I'm a fighter, not a quitter.' Even the leadership contest that saw her beat out Rishi Sunak went on for longer.

'My son has lived through four chancellors, three home secretaries, two prime ministers and two monarchs. He's four months old', tweeted Sky News's digital politics assistant editor Alan McGuinness last night. He's about to have a third.

When Liz came to power a little over a month ago, the public already had tonnes of questions about the cost of living crisis and escalating energy bills. In a savage (now viral) paragraph, The Economist summed up the new leader's first week in power dealing with those issues:

'Liz Truss is already a historical figure,' it read. 'However long she now lasts in office, she is set to be remembered as the prime minister whose grip on power was the shortest in British political history. Ms Truss entered Downing Street on September 6th. She blew up her own government with a package of unfunded tax cuts and energy-price guarantees on September 23rd. Take away the ten days of mourning after the death of the queen, and she had seven days in control. That is the shelf-life of a lettuce.'

Yup, lettuce Liz. And, thanks to the popularity of the takedown, the Daily Star had an actual live stream to whether the Prime Minister can last longer than salad — well, the lettuce won. On top of that, everyone seems to be Googling: Liz Truss memes. That’s right, according to Google Trends, ‘Liz Truss memes’ is a major breakout search term right now, as well as ‘Liz Truss gif’.

It’s unsurprising really, how else do you cope with a floundering leader of your country other than with a meme? You have to laugh or you'll cry. And whatever your opinion on her short tenure, there’s rarely an occasion where the perfect meme doesn’t sum up the public mood incredibly well.

With that in mind, we’ve compiled a range of Liz Truss memes that reflect the chaos of her brief leadership. We should warn you, they’re not exactly positive, but they’re certainly being shared far and wide. They might just teach history lessons on this one day, the public reaction to prime ministers in memes: a thesis.

Here are some of most viral Liz Truss memes and gifs being shared right now:

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So, which one will you be sharing with your friends in the group chat? There's certainly bound to be more content coming as the public continue to react to today's political news - particularly as we hear more from Truss herself. More cheese speeches? That'll create enough memes to last a lifetime.

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