The UK is starting to get real about Europe – POLITICO

Paul Taylor is a contributing editor at POLITICO. After six years of chaos and recrimination since Britons voted to leave the European Union, there are signs the country is showing an unexpected outbreak of common sense in its approach to the bloc. In his first weeks in office, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak — a Brexiteer … Read more

Rishi Sunak pledges to fix Truss’ ‘mistakes’ after becoming third UK PM in seven weeks

London CNN — Rishi Sunak officially became Britain’s third prime minister in seven weeks on Tuesday, acknowledging that “mistakes were made” by his predecessor as he sought to bring stability to the UK after months of political and economic turmoil. He was appointed by King Charles III at Buckingham Palace in London shortly after Liz … Read more

Rishi Sunak Is a Crypto Bro

Photo: : Dan Kitwood (Getty Images) As the United Kingdom prepares to welcome a new Prime Minister amid dire economic headwindsit seems necessary to point out that the guy they’ve elected to fix things is a certified Crypto Bro™️ who once requested that the Royal Mint issues an NFT. Rishi Sunak was voted into office … Read more

Boris Johnson pulls out of UK prime minister race, leaving Rishi Sunak front-runner

Former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said in a statement Sunday that he would not seek the leadership of the Conservative Party, leaving former Treasury chief Rishi Sunak as the front-runner to take over after Liz Truss hastily announced her exit last week, after just 45 days at the helm. According to BBC News, Johnson … Read more

Rishi Sunak will be Britain’s next prime minister after seeing off rivals in the race to replace Truss

London CNN — Former finance minister Rishi Sunak will be the United Kingdom’s next prime minister after seeing off his lone remaining rival in the fast-tracked race to become Conservative party leader on Monday. The other potential candidate, Penny Mordaunt, conceded after failing to meet the threshold of nominations from lawmakers required to progress to … Read more

Boris Johnson tries to win support for a comeback bid, as Sunak enters the race to be Britain’s next prime minister

CNN — Boris Johnson was on Sunday battling to win enough support to make what would be a stunning comeback as Britain’s prime minister, as senior Conservative politicians declared their support for former finance minister Rishi Sunak. The two men have become the early favorites to replace Liz Truss, who announced her resignation Thursday just … Read more

Liz Truss’ empty ambition put her in power — and shattered her — POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Tanya Gold is a freelance journalist. Liz Truss resigned as prime minister on the 45th day of her tenure. As I write, the day after, the Tory Party — Britain’s “natural party of government” for two centuries — is polling at 14 percent. They may go lower, and … Read more

Liz Truss’ empty ambition put her in power — and shattered her — POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Tanya Gold is a freelance journalist. Liz Truss resigned as prime minister on the 45th day of her tenure. As I write, the day after, the Tory Party — Britain’s “natural party of government” for two centuries — is polling at 14 percent. They may go lower, and … Read more

5 things to know for October 21: Liz Truss, Ukraine, Covid-19, Student loans, Uvalde

CNN — If you’re flying American Airlines on an upcoming trip outside the US, the front of the plane will look a bit different. The airline said it is eliminating its first-class cabin on international flights because customers aren’t purchasing the increasingly expensive tickets. Here’s what else you need to know Get Up to Speed … Read more

Sunak, Mordaunt or Boris Johnson: The candidates who could succeed Liz Truss as UK prime minister

London CNN — A new leadership contest will take place within a week, Liz Truss said in her resignation speech outside Downing Street on Thursday. This will be the fifth Conservative prime minister in just over six years – and the third within this parliamentary term. But who might the next leader be? Here are … Read more