British PM Liz Truss loses to a lettuce in Daily Star stunt

In a newspaper stunt to see which would last the longest, a head of lettuce beat Liz Truss. On 14 October, the Daily Star began live streaming the vegetable as the prime minister's grip on power came under threat following the disastrous mini-budget. The tabloid posed: "Will Liz Truss still be prime minister within the 10-day shelf-life of a lettuce?"

The vegetable was displayed on YouTube 24/7 next to a portrait of the PM, and the paper also featured it several times on its newspaper front page.

As pressure on the PM grew, several serious news organizations around the world, such as The Washington Post, covered the stunt. After Ms. Truss's resignation, the live stream showed the lettuce still going strong with a Truss-style wig and beaming smile among a selection of booze bottles and disco lights.


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