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Cher’s song ‘Believe’ was number one in the UK for five days longer than Liz Truss was Prime Minister

Cher’s song ‘Believe’ was number one in the UK for five days longer than Liz Truss was Prime Minister

Truss has now taken out the unfortunate prize of shortest Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in history.

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Liz Truss led the nation for a shorter timeframe than Cher's classic hit 'Believe'.

Her resignation on October 20 made history, making Truss the shortest ever serving UK prime minister after being in power for just 44 days.

Previously, this record was held by George Canning, whose term in 1827 lasted 119 days.

In the wake of the UK PM's resignation, Brits have taken to social media to compare her time in office which is now the shortest in history.

One Twitter user highlighted that Prime Minister's time as leader of the Conservative Party was even shorter than the iconic Cher song, which was number one spot on the charts spent for five days longer than Truss' reign.

The tweet read: "‘Believe’ by Cher was number one in the UK for five days longer than Liz Truss was Prime Minister."


To add insult to injury, a lettuce in a blonde wig has also outlasted Truss, after the Daily Star set up a webcam to see if which would have a longer shelf-life.

We'll bet that the lettuce must be feeling pretty good about itself just now.

Another blistering comparison that has been raised is that Truss and American illusionist David Blaine spent equal amounts of time in office and in a glass box suspended above the Thames, respectively.

You may recall the magician carrying out the stunt back in 2003, surviving on nothing but 4.5 litres of water a day as the world watched on.

David Blaine in 2003.

His ordeal lasted 44 days, the same as Truss's premiership, and it's hard to decide which has been more difficult to watch.

During her time in charge, Truss oversaw a calamitous mini-budget that eventually led to her first Chancellor of the Exchequer Kwasi Kwarteng losing his job.

That budget saw a radical programme of tax cuts rolled out across the board but was largely criticised for offering tax cuts to the wealthiest people in the UK in the name of ‘economic growth’ whilst offering little help to the most vulnerable and those on low incomes.

After the appointment of Jeremy Hunt to the position of Chancellor, he set about further rolling back on many of the government’s other financial policies set out in the mini-budget, leaving very little on record for the list of achievements under Truss, though she will point to the Energy Price Cap that was brought in to combat spiralling energy costs this winter – although that has since been announced as only extending until April.

In her resignation letter, she laid into Truss’s government, stating: “Pretending we haven’t made mistakes, carrying on as if everyone can’t see that we have made them, and hoping that things will magically come right is not serious politics.

"I have made a mistake; I accept responsibility; I resign."

Featured Image Credit: Doug Peters / Alamy. Uwe Deffner / Alamy.

Topics: UK News, Politics