Friday, 2 December, 2022
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UK ‘has never known such a disgrace of a PM’: Russia

MOSCOW: Russia on Thursday said Britain has never known such a disgrace as prime minister after Liz Truss resigned as UK leader just weeks into her time in office, report agencies.

The catastrophic ignorance and the queen’s funeral immediately after her audience with Liz Truss will be remembered, foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Telegram.

Britain has never known such a disgrace as prime minister.

Meanwhile, former Russian president Dmitry Medvedev made joke of “frantic” UK Prime Minister Liz Truss over her proposed radical neoliberal policy change.

The “frantic” prime minister “deserves the Nobel Prize in economics for the fastest-ever ruining of national finances,” the Russian official joked on social media on Thursday. The remark came as part of a commentary on what Medvedev sees as the poor qualifications of modern European leaders for governance.

The Truss government came under fire after a proposed radical neoliberal policy change penned by former chancellor of the exchequer Kwasi Kwarteng sent the British financial market into disarray, causing a sharp devaluation of the national currency.

Relations between Moscow and London have deteriorated for years, over issues such as the 2018 poisoning of a former Russian spy in Salisbury. They have reached record lows since Moscow’s offensive in Ukraine.

The UK is one of Kyiv’s staunchest supporters and Russia considers it as one of the most unfriendly Western countries.