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Liz Truss resigns: Swift exit of PM who moved Britain ‘too far, too fast’ solves nothing for nation

Truss lacked the imagination to reposition her government and to give it a new purpose and vision. PHOTO: REUTERS
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LONDON – British Prime Minister Liz Truss’ resignation after only 45 days in office brings to an end one of the most spectacularly inept periods in British history.

It is now up to her successor to restore a measure of calm to Britain’s politics and repair the country’s tarnished international reputation. Neither task will come easy.

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