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With the Conservative government seemingly in a never-ending hellish cycle of crises, the online encyclopedia now has two separate entries for “UK government crisis” to differentiate the two in 2022.
Earlier this year it was the turn of then-Prime Minister Boris Johnson to put the UK through the first of 2022’s government crises when he dragged out his resignation until the government had almost completely collapsed.
In the space of 24 hours, from 5 to 6 July, 36 MPs resigned from their post in a show of discontent at Johnson’s leadership.
His successor Liz Truss hasn’t fared much better as she and the former Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng contributed to the collapse of the value of the pound against the dollar and caused economic chaos with their mini-budget tax cuts.
Helpfully, a Wikipedia volunteer editor named P.Wilkinson made sure users avoid confusion between the two scandals by adding a note to the top of the page titled '2022 United Kingdom government crisis'.
They say a week is a long time in politics, never mind a whole chaotic year.
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