‘Bring down this government’: Radiohead’s Thom Yorke blasts Tories after Liz Truss resignation

Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke has ferociously condemned the Tory government, following Liz Truss’s resignation after just six weeks as prime minister.

On Thursday 20 October, Truss resigned as leader, making her the shortest-serving prime minister in UK history.

Truss’s resignation came after 15 Tory MPs publicly called for her to step down, following six weeks that included a mini-budget that caused the pound’s value to plummet, the firing of former chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng and the resignation of former home secretary Suella Braverman just yesterday (19 October).

The new prime minister will be announced in the next week.

Reacting to the news, Yorke tweeted: “Bring down this UK government, they do not speak for us, right the f*** now… they have no authority, no mandate, no clue, cats in a bag tearing themselves to pieces while the country suffers in extreme distress. Enough of this s***. Shame on them.”

Other stars such as Nish Kumar and David Baddiel were also quick to react to Truss stepping down.

Meanwhile, Joe Lycett joked that Truss herself should run in the forthcoming leadership race.

Rishi Sunak, Jeremy Hunt, Penny Mordaunt and Ben Wallace have all been touted as possible successors to Truss.

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