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Thom Yorke reacts to Liz Truss resigning as Prime Minister: "Bring down this UK government"

20 October 2022, 16:42 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Thom Yorke of Radiohead and The Smile has reacted to Liz Truss' resignation as UK Prime Minister, saying the Conservative Party "have no authority, no mandate, no clue."

Earlier this afternoon (20 October) Liz Truss, who was only elected as the UK Prime Minister on 5 September, resigned, making her the shortest-serving Prime Minister in UK history. It's been revealed that a new Prime Minister will be elected next Friday (28 October), and Thom Yorke is one of many musicians to react to the news on Twitter.

The Radiohead and The Smile singer wrote, "bring down this UK government, they do not speak for us, right the fuck now .. they have no authority, no mandate, no clue, cats in a bag tearing themselves to pieces while the country suffers in extreme distress. enough of this shit. shame on them."

Toronto's PUP also reacted to Truss' resignation, writing, "second consecutive British PM to resign when we’re visiting England this year."

Headie One also chimed in, tweeting, "How do I go about setting up a campaign to become pri minister ?"

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