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 that 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 … Read more

Britain wants an election. It’s not getting one – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article LONDON – Now on their third prime minister since the last general election, the desperate British public wants a vote on who runs the country. They appear to be out of luck. New UK premier Rishi Sunak did not secure the 2019 election win for the Tories. Neither … Read more

Rishi Sunak pledges to fix Truss’ ‘mistakes’ after becoming the 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

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 wrote, 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 be the next leader? Here are … Read more

Minister departs UK govt in new blow to embattled Liz Truss

LONDON (AP) – British Prime Minister Liz Truss described herself as “a fighter and not a quitter” Wednesday as she faced down a hostile opposition and fury from her own Conservative Party over her botched economic plan. Yet the grim faces of Conservative lawmakers behind her in the House of Commons suggested that Truss faces … Read more

Liz Truss’ waning power brings political plots, and jokes

LONDON (AP) – Powerless, humiliated, labeled a “ghost” prime minister and compared unfavorably to a head of lettuce – this is not a good week for Liz Truss. Britain’s prime minister was scrambling to recover her grip on power Tuesday after her economic plans were ripped up and repudiated by a Treasury chief whom she … Read more

New UK finance minister rips up Truss’ economic plan in stunning policy reversal

London CNN Business – Britain’s new finance minister announced a comprehensive retreat on the UK government’s tax-and-spending plans on Monday in a frantic effort to calm jittery markets and restore the government’s credibility. Just four days into the job, Jeremy Hunt said he would reverse “almost all” tax measures announced three weeks ago by his … Read more

UK leader in peril after Treasury chief axes ‘Trussonomics’

LONDON (AP) – The UK’s new Treasury chief ripped up the government’s economic plan on Monday, dramatically reversing most of the tax cuts and spending plans that new Prime Minister Liz Truss announced less than a month ago. The move raises more questions about how long the beleaguered British leader can stay in office. Chancellor … Read more