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British Prime Minister Liz Truss is desperately struggling to stay in power after one of her key ministers resigned and a crucial government vote last night sparked turmoil within the dominant Conservative party And the call to remove them has been renewed – here’s what you need to know.

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Liz Truss has just 12 . Is hours To save Its Prime Minister, MP Simon Hoare told the bbcafterwards losst Home Secretary Suella Braverman on Wednesday, and parliament descended into chaos on the same day over fracking a crucial government vote.

on that vote, MPs informed of Yelling, intimidation and physical aggression came as allies of the Truss pressured politicians to support the government’s controversial position on fracking.

Confusingly, the vote was inconsistent Truss’s government was billed as a vote of confidence – meaning defectors would be kicked out of the party – and Chief Whip Wendy Morton, a Truss ally, was kicked out of government and Deputy Chief Whip Craig Whitaker resigned in protest. Both have been reinstated.

Braverman, who ran unsuccessfully against the truss to replace Boris Johnson and is popular among the party’s right-wing, accused the government of “breaking key pledges” in an encouraging resignation letter to voters.

His departure is a major knock on the authority of the truss and a few days later the truss fired Finance Minister Quasi Quarteng and triggered most of his major economic policies, leading to economic turmoil.

main background

Truss is on the verge of securing the dubious honor of becoming Britain's youngest prime minister in history. She is deeply unpopular with the public and members of her own party and holds record As the country's least popular prime minister in voting history. He is not Be expected It is facing an open revolt from lawmakers after remaining in office for long periods and losing several important cabinet members and U-turns on several key policies in a matter of weeks. Although short, the tenure of the truss at No. 10 Downing Street is as important as the long-serving ones. Days after assuming the role, Queen Elizabeth II died after sitting on the throne for more than 70 years, beginning a period of national mourning, the formal accession of King Charles III and a huge state funeral. Once the mourning ended, Finance Minister Quarteng announced a series of fiscal policies – including non-financial tax cuts that disproportionately benefited the wealthy – that sparked domestic outrage, depressing the pound. Shipped in record lows and scary markets. The Bank of England intervened to defuse the market chaos, the truce reversed course on several key ideas and fired Quarteng, later installing a finance minister who overturned almost all policies.

looked forward

A celebrity lettuce has captivated the nation in its attempt to beat truss time in office. Lettuce complete with googly eyes and a golden wig is being streamed live by British tabloids daily star, Joe asks: "Will Liz Truss beat this lettuce?" The vegetable has since garnered media attention. international The stage is set to topple the beleaguered prime minister.

what to see

a new leader. The departure of the truss would trigger another leadership race between conservative politicians and the winner would assume the office of prime minister. MLAs are alleged hatred To repeat the drawn out selection process that put Truss in office and is considering changing the rules or fielding a unity candidate To avoid another spectacle. It is possible that Truss will remain as prime minister until a new leader is elected. His predecessors, Boris Johnson and Theresa May, both stayed for weeks after resigning.

what we don't know

Will Britain hold another general election? A general election in the UK occurs when the prime minister formally solicits one from the sovereign or when the government loses a formal confidence motion or a vote which he has billed as an issue of confidence, such as chaotic fracking vote, Many Conservative lawmakers think it will be difficult to justify a second change in leadership during a single election cycle as Boris Johnson led the party to victory in 2019 without going back to the public, and pressure for the election is already mounting. Tories are being battered in elections, which project a landslide Victory for Labor and could see many senior ministers losing their seats. Some polls even suggest such a bad outcome for the Conservatives Compelled Out of Oppose As well as the government, with fewer MPs than the Scottish National Party and the Liberal Democrats. Truss himself may choose to fight to retain his seat representing South West Norfolk in parliament, which he has held since May 2010.

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