Today host Karl Stefanovic savages Britain over 'embarrassing' situation

Karl Stefanovic has ridiculed Britain following the resignation of Liz Truss who spent just 45 days in office before resigning.

The Today host labelled the UK's current situation an "international embarrassment" as the country battles political and economic turmoil.

On Friday morning, Stefanovic and his co-host Allison Langdon were joined by UK's associate editor for the Daily Telegraph, Camilla Tomine, who said Britain's current situation is a "bit of a nightmare".

Today hosts Karl Stefanovic and Allison Langdon criticising Britain
Today host Karl Stefanovic called the situation in Britain with Liz Truss 'embarrassing'. Source: Nine

Ms Truss stepped down following mounting pressure from her party after the disastrous fallout from her mini-budget, making her the shortest-serving PM in British history.

Her departure has sparked a scramble among Tory MPs to find a successor who can unify the fractured party.

"I find it humorous but I'm not living in the UK, where prices are going through the roof, where power bills are going through the roof," Stefanovic said to Ms Tomine.

"And now your country is an international embarrassment."

His remarks were met with a swift response from Ms Tomine.

"I think international embarrassment is taking it too far," she shot back.

"I don't think it is a great look at the moment [but you] can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs. Have they made complete a**** of themselves? Yes, is it an ideal situation? No."

British PM Liz Truss resigns after 45 days in office.
British PM Liz Truss has resigned after just 45 days in office. Source: AP

Uproar over 'disgusting' PM perk

While Ms Truss' resignation has attracted widespread criticism, the backlash has increased after it was revealed she's still entitled to a whopping $200,000 (£115,000) a year allowance.

The Public Duties Cost Allowance (PDCA) is granted to all former prime ministers in Britain and allows them to claim back money toward the cost of maintaining their activities in public life.

The political perk has been met with fury, with numerous Britons venting their anger on Twitter.

"It's appalling, only PM's that serve the full term should get this," one person said, with another calling it "disgusting".

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