U.K. Parliament pressures Liz Truss
Islam News – Despite being jeered by Parliament in only her third appearance for questioning as the British prime minister, Liz Truss rejected demands that she resign, declaring, “I am a fighter and not a quitter.”
Hours later, however, she was forced to fire one of her most senior cabinet ministers, the second major ouster in a six-week-old government that has tumbled into chaos.
Truss dismissed Suella Braverman, Britain’s home secretary, over a security breach involving a government document that Braverman had sent to a lawmaker through her personal email. In her letter of resignation, Braverman accused Truss’s government of breaking pledges to voters and, in particular, of failing to curb immigration.
Last Friday, Ms. Truss fired her chancellor of the Exchequer, Kwasi Kwarteng, who was the architect of the sweeping tax cuts that rattled financial markets and sent the British pound into a tailspin.
Countdown: A British newspaper is tracking whether the embattled prime minister can outlast a head of lettuce purchased at a grocery store.
Inflation: Consumer prices in Britain rose 10.1 percent from a year earlier. Food prices were a main driver of that growth, having risen 14.5 percent last month from a year earlier, the largest annual rise in more than 40 years.
Source: The New York Times