After the inevitable news of UK Prime Minister Liz Truss' resignation, social media has lit up, with the Irish reaction being particularly positive and joyous, as it is whenever the Tories shoot themselves in the foot.
While her disastrous reign did indicate that she may not last too much longer in the role, there was surprise at just how brief her 44 day's in office were.
As many pointed out, to much delight, she was outlasted by a head of lettuce, whose deterioration has been live streamed on YouTube alongside a photo of the now former Prime Minister.
Ireland Reacts To Liz Truss Resignation
Ireland Completely Sells Out Of Popcorn https://t.co/AggqjlBuzq
— WWN (@WhispersNewsLTD) October 20, 2022
Liz Truss as British prime minister. pic.twitter.com/K5ab8EoD2c
— Balls.ie (@ballsdotie) October 20, 2022
The highlight of Liz Truss’ tenure: pic.twitter.com/l0dE8TfQJb
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) October 20, 2022
We lasted longer on Xfactor than Liz truss as Prime Minister!
— JEDWARD (@planetjedward) October 20, 2022
Fair play to Liz Truss for killing the Queen, tanking the UK economy and performing a U turn every 6 seconds and then resigning. All within 45 days. That’s some productivity.
— 👻 Ronzo Teilifís Night-Meireann 👻 (@ronronzo) October 20, 2022
. @trussliz omg just heard there’s a leadership election nxt week????? u shud run babe youd be perfect!!! 💝💫💥
— Joe Lycett (@joelycett) October 20, 2022
Lettuce outlasted Liz Truss pic.twitter.com/NBJgxZROFU
— Sidhant Sibal (@sidhant) October 20, 2022
In a statement made outside the Prime Minister's Office at no. 10 Downing Street, Liz Truss declared her resignation to reporters.
"I recognise though, given the situation, I cannot deliver the mandate on which I was elected by the Conservative Party. I have therefore spoken to His Majesty the King to notify him that I am resigning as leader of the Conservative Party.
"This morning I met the chairman of the 1922 Committee, Sir Graham Brady. We've agreed that there will be a leadership election to be completed within the next week.
"This will ensure that we remain on a path to deliver our fiscal plans and maintain our country's economic stability and national security."
However, arguably the most shocking news surrounding the resignation is that Boris Johnson is said to be sounding out support, in hope that he may run once more for the role of Prime Minister.
Leader of the Labour Part, Keir Starmer, also gave his views and called for an immediate general election.
"After 12 years of Tory failure, the British people deserve so much better than this revolving door of chaos," Mr Starmer said.
"The British public deserve a proper say on the country's future. They must have the chance to compare the Tories' chaos with Labour's plans to sort out their mess."