Truss resignation: East Midlands business owners call for General Election
East Midlands business owners have been reacting to the news that Prime Minister Liz Truss has finally stepped down from the post, after just six weeks.
A leadership election will now begin and be “completed within the next week”, with Truss remaining in office until the end of that campaign.
Truss, is a very brief 204-word statement outside 10 Downing Street this lunchtime, said: “We set out a vision for a low tax, high growth economy that would take advantage of the freedoms of Brexit.
“I recognise, given the situation, I cannot deliver the mandate on which I was elected by the Conservative Party.”
Responding, Rachel Hayward at Ask the Chameleon, said: “It was clear she could not carry on, as there were no avenues or U-turns left. I am frankly embarrassed by our Government. What has happened to this country? This is a drama even the writers of The Crown couldn’t cook up. So what next? Or who? Can we PLEASE choose someone with credibility and a plan? Oh wait…”
Lewis Shaw, founder at Shaw Financial Services, added: “I’m generally not speechless, and right now is no exception. We need a General Election. We cannot have more of this circus. Every day we look more like a banana republic led by donkeys. Everyone I talk to agrees: let’s have an election get it over and done with once and for all, and inject some democracy back into the UK. The game is up for the Tories now; if they can make it as painless a transition as possible because that’s the only honourable thing they can do now, I’m sure we’d all be grateful.”
Adam Bamford, COO at Colleague Box, said: “Another day on the hamster wheel of British politics. What is the point in the time and expense of another leadership race? The Tories are a complete shambles with infighting at every turn. Until we have a General Election we are stuck with this cycle of unending mediocrity at the top with jobs for mates. Get us a general election quickly and let us have a say.”