By September 2022, Liz Truss had beaten Rishi Sunak in the Tory leadership race, and by October, a lettuce had beaten Liz Truss. She became the UK’s shortest-serving Prime Minister - lasting just 45 days in office. Two days after Truss asked the Queen’s permission to form a government, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch died. This bought her time before she had to deliver her plan of action, In the end, that came in the form of a disastrous budget that saw the value of the pound drop to an all-time low. .