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LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 20: Prime Minister Liz Truss announces her resignation at 10 Downing Street on October 20, 2022 in London, England. Liz Truss has been the UK Prime Minister for just 44 days and has had a tumultuous time in office. Her mini-budget saw the GBP fall to its lowest-ever level against the dollar, increasing mortgage interest rates and deepening the cost-of-living crisis. She responded by sacking her Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng, whose replacement announced a near total reversal of the previous policies. Yesterday saw the departure of Home Secretary Suella Braverman and a chaotic vote in the House of Commons chamber. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images)

The Prime Minister ‘sounded spooked by how fast things were happening’, said a source (Picture: Getty)

Liz Truss had a sleepless night frantically texting friends ahead of yesterday’s shock resignation.

Her time in No 10, which lasted just 44 days, came to an end after frenzied plotting among her own MPs, who had lost faith following the fall-out from a disastrous ‘mini-budget’.

Britain is set to have a new leader within a week.

Tories were reportedly alerted to Ms Truss’s potential resignation, which came a day after she told the Commons she was a ‘fighter not a quitter’, in the early hours of yesterday morning.

‘She sounded spooked by how fast things were happening,’ one ally told MailOnline.

The source added: ‘But she still thought she could survive.

‘Then the texts started to come through again the next morning and her mood had changed. It’s never a good sign to be texting people at 4am and by that point she seemed to have realised it was probably over.’

Ms Truss was said to feel ‘quite relieved’ after her speech yesterday.

Liz Truss spoke to the nation from Downing Street, as she was watched by husband Hugh O’Leary (Picture: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

A political source told the Telegraph: ’She felt, really since the mini-Budget unravelled, that it was just going to be very tough to keep going.

‘She is in a good mood. She’s actually quite fine about it. The party is pretty close to ungovernable.’

In yesterday’s resignation speech, Ms Truss told the nation she had spoken to King Charles and that a leadership election would take place within the next week.

She had faced calls throughout the day to stand down in the wake of unprecedented political turmoil.

On the steps of Downing Street, she said: ‘This morning I met the chairman of the 1922 Committee, Sir Graham Brady.

‘We’ve agreed that there will be a leadership election to be completed within the next week.

‘This will ensure that we remain on a path to deliver our fiscal plans and maintain our country’s economic stability and national security.’

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