A 60p lettuce beats Liz Truss in a newspaper stunt to see which lettuce lasts the longest.
Daily Star starts Live Vegetables On October 14, the prime minister’s grip on power was threatened after a disastrous small budget.
“Will Liz Truss still be prime minister during the 10-day shelf life of lettuce?” the tabloid asked.
The vegetable – adorned with sticky eyes – was shown next to the PM’s portrait on YouTube 24/7, and the newspaper also featured it several times on its front page.
As pressure mounted on the prime minister, “serious” news organizations around the world, such as the Washington Post, reported on the disrespectful stunt.
The idea was inspired by a column in The Economist that called Ms Truss an “iceberg lady” with a “lettuce shelf life”.
back Ms Truss’ resignationthe live broadcast showed Lettuce still going strong, wearing a truss wig and smiling brightly amid a series of wine bottles and disco lights.
The Daily Star headline said: “Lettuce wins over Liz Reeves.”
Twitter users celebrated the victory on Thursday afternoon — and rejoiced at the plethora of puns.
“In lettuce, we bundle,” tweeted @BahMaring. “Beatened by lettuce, is Liz Truss inclined to turn the page?” @murrapa said.
“Lettuce prays for Liz Truss,” @SATIRE_of_SEVS wrote.
@Deepak Shenoy posted: “Does Liz Truss live longer than vegetables? Lettuce, no.”
“Lettuce has won fair and square and is now our official prime minister,” @russwan said.
One Twitter user did offer some consolation, however, posting: “Of course Liz Truss can’t outlive lettuce, but she did rule three generations of fruit flies.”