British newspaper stunt’s tracked whether or not the UK’s under-fire PM might survive longer than the leafy vegetable.
It began with a query: “Which moist lettuce will last more?”
On October 14, British tabloid the Day by day Star newspaper started streaming a web-based feed of a lettuce to see whether or not the off-the-shelf leafy vegetable or Britain’s embattled Prime Minister Liz Truss’s tenure would expire first.
The stunt was impressed by a column in The Economist which referred to the chief of the Conservative Get together as an “iceberg woman” and stated she had “the shelf-life of a lettuce”.
Lower than every week later, Truss issued her resignation after a collection of political missteps and rising opposition. She is now set to develop into the shortest-serving prime minister within the nation’s historical past.
A day earlier than Truss resigned, the chief of the opposition within the Home of Lords, Baroness Smith of Basildon, additionally referenced the lettuce.
“How embarrassing is it when, the world over, the media picks up on The Economist editorial that claims the prime minister’s seemingly shelf life is shorter than that of a lettuce,” he stated.
Greater than 12,000 Twitter customers on Thursday afternoon had been watching the feed as Truss introduced her resignation outdoors the prime minister’s Downing Road residence.
Moments later, as viewer numbers hit 21,000, “God Save the King” rang out as a hand reached throughout the desk and set Truss’s photograph on its again, and the caption “The lettuce has outlasted Liz Truss” appeared.
The Day by day Star lettuce has come out victorious within the battle of the 12 months – to see whether or not it might outlast Prime Minister Liz Truss in #LizVsLettuce
— Day by day Star (@dailystar) October 20, 2022
The stunt drew consideration from throughout the UK – and past:
“We now go dwell to 10 Downing Road.” pic.twitter.com/ZdF9UgF4KK
— Amanda (@Pandamoanimum) October 20, 2022
Dmitry Medvedev, former president of Russia, whose relations with the UK have more and more develop into frosty following the invasion of Ukraine, was fast in poking enjoyable at Truss.
Bye, bye @trussliz, congrats to lettuce
— Dmitry Medvedev (@MedvedevRussiaE) October 20, 2022
Journalist Jane Merrick tweeted: “When a lettuce outlasts a Prime Minister, we now have actually reached the endive days.”
When a lettuce outlasts a Prime Minister, we now have actually reached the endive days
— Jane Merrick (@janemerrick23) October 20, 2022
Right here’s a roundup of different social media reactions on Twitter:
The lettuce after outlasting Liz Truss pic.twitter.com/MIn4hqNHZR
— George Civeris (@georgeciveris) October 20, 2022
Liz Truss has resigned because the British prime minister. The lettuce wins pic.twitter.com/WkRwuFZOJ1
— Tom Warren (@tomwarren) October 20, 2022
The lettuce is at present being projected onto the UK Home of Commons, the Palace of Westminster, after outlasting Liz Truss. pic.twitter.com/KMUbth5PxC
— unusual_whales (@unusual_whales) October 20, 2022
Truss’s resignation additionally sparked a collection of meme reactions on social media.
CyberLeader Liz Truss has been changed by an experimental upgraded lettuce. pic.twitter.com/TNoGoCHg4f
— Cybus Industries (@CybusIndus) October 20, 2022
Virgin Liz Truss vs. Chad Lettuce pic.twitter.com/8wPSajIoFK
— Trung Phan (@TrungTPhan) October 20, 2022
Liz Truss crushed by a lettuce pic.twitter.com/s9f78gT5yH
— BremainInSpain (@BremainInSpain) October 20, 2022
BREAKING: As Truss’s resignation triggers a contemporary Tory management contest, guinea pigs world wide lick their lips. 🐹😋🥬❤️ #lettucewins #piggylogic #lizvslettuce #lizztruss #toryleadershipcontest #toryleadershipcontest2022v2 #guineapig #lettuce #lettucecam pic.twitter.com/r8DThUA5Ja
— HayPigs!® | Guinea Pig Circus (@haypigs) October 20, 2022
— Extraordinary Magic (@OrdinaryMagic5) October 20, 2022