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Piers Morgan says he could enter the race for the next prime minister

Shola Lee

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Piers Morgan says he could enter the race for the next prime minister

We sincerely hope that Piers Morgan is joking about running for prime minister, after a recent tweet hinted at a bid for number 10.

It's a wild time to be living in the UK; we're just off the back of a 40C summer, the cost of living crisis is well underway, and a head of lettuce has outlasted our prime minister.

That's right, yesterday, 20 October, Liz Truss announced her resignation as prime minister after a disastrous time in charge that lasted less than two months.

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This term was the shortest ever period in 10 Downing Street by a prime minister, with just 44 days in office.

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.

In the end, the government was forced into a dispiriting U-turn on its flagship 45p income tax cut, which ultimately led to Kwarteng losing his position.

Truss said that she realised that she could not deliver on the mandate given to her, and as such decided to step down after conversations with Graham Brady of the 1922 Committee.

People obviously lost it and another leadership election will soon be held to decide who gets to be the next prime minister, although many people – including Dick & Dom and H from Steps – have called for a general election.


Would you vote for this man? Credit: Mark Thomas/Alamy Stock Photo
Would you vote for this man? Credit: Mark Thomas/Alamy Stock Photo

Many potential contenders have come out of the woodwork, with #BringBackBoris trending on Twitter. Yep, really.

Still, we'd argue that Boris is a better fit for the job than Morgan, who thought it'd be funny to quip about running for the position.

Taking to Twitter, Morgan said: "It may be time."

As you can imagine, people weren't thrilled, with one Twitter user saying: "You're a telly presenter not a politician.."

People didn't see the funny side... Credit: Piers Morgan/Twitter
People didn't see the funny side... Credit: Piers Morgan/Twitter

While another said that they'd honestly rather have an ex-PM back in charge: "It will never ever ever be that time. I'd rather have Boris back!"

Another was asking the hard-hitting question: "Is this photo from when you were appearing in the west end as Danny in Grease??"

Honestly, at this point, we'd happily vote for the lettuce.

Who do you want to see as the next PM?

Featured Image Credit: Mark Thomas/Uwe Deffner/Alamy

Topics: News, Piers Morgan, Donald Trump, UK News, Politics

Shola Lee
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