Can Liz Truss outlast a lettuce, UK tabloid asks in Twitter post – Reuters UK

LONDON, Oct 14 (Reuters) – A British newspaper on Friday pitted Liz Truss in a race against a lettuce, asking readers if they thought the under-fire prime minister would lose her job before the vegetable decayed.
The tabloid Daily Star set up a live feed of an unrefrigerated iceberg next to a photo of Truss.
"Which wet lettuce will last longer?," it asked in a Twitter post showing the feed that had garnered over 50,000 likes in its first five hours online.
The stunt echoed a comment at the other end of Britain's journalistic spectrum. In a column published this week titled "The Iceberg Lady", the Economist magazine described Truss as having "the shelf-life of a lettuce".
Truss's political role model, 1980s prime minister Margaret Thatcher, was widely known as the Iron Lady.
Truss on Friday fired her finance minister, Kwasi Kwarteng, after just 38 days in office.
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The duo have been under mounting pressure to reverse a disastrously received economic package that forced the Bank of England to intervene in the bond market and prompted Conservative Party colleagues to openly discuss whether they should be replaced.
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Prices in British shops in January were 8.0% higher than a year before, the biggest annual increase since at least 2006 when comparable records started, figures from the British Retail Consortium (BRC) showed on Wednesday.
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