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22nd Oct 2022

Spoof job advert for UK Prime Minister seeks people lacking ‘moral fortitude’

Jack Peat

‘No previous experience necessary’

Larry & Paul’s recruitment agency has put out an ad for the vacant position of UK prime minister.

Liz Truss was forced to resign from the position on Thursday after just 44 days in the job.

This makes her the shortest-serving Prime Minister in British history.

It comes after one of the most chaotic and tumultuous days ever seen in Parliament.

Wednesday saw Suella Braverman leave her role as Home Secretary, followed by confusion over whether the chief whip had resigned, and reports of bullying and manhandling in the parliamentary lobby over a vote on fracking.

This was after a humiliating few weeks in office which saw the Prime Minister sack her chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng just weeks after he had implemented her financial plan in the government’s disastrous mini-budget.

She then announced that Jeremy Hunt would be the new chancellor, someone who has publicly disagreed with Truss’ economic strategy of tax cuts, and made this clear by putting her mini-budget through the shredder.

Needless to say, most people could probably do a better job at PM, something comedians Larry & Paul have been keen to stress in this video:

On Saturday, a number of news outlets reported that they had been told by campaign sources that Boris Johnson had reached the 100 Tory MP nominations required for him to run in the Tory leadership election next week.

However, far fewer than 100 MPs have publicly come out in support of Johnson, leading to some Tories calling the reports “hogwash” and “absolute garbage.”

Rishi Sunak is also expected to reach the 100 nominations required. It remains to be seen whether Penny Mordaunt will secure enough support to get her name on the ballot on Monday.

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