LONDON — Brexit destroyed the careers of two recent British prime ministers, so resolving one of its most poisonous legacies was never going to be easy for the latest, Rishi Sunak. Predictably enough, things are not going to plan. Throughout Britain’s tortuous exit from the European Union, successive prime ministers have sought to broker a […]
The opposition’s lines of attack, starting with Mr. Sunak’s choice of home secretary and his wife’s wealth, gave a glimpse of where it sees vulnerabilities in the governing Conservatives.
The Conservative Party is fractured and Britain’s public finances are battered. That will test the political skills of a leader who has been involved in national politics for only seven years.
The former chancellor of the Exchequer emerged as the clear front-runner after Boris Johnson dropped out of the race. Mr. Sunak would become the first person of color to lead the country.
LONDON — Britain’s Conservative lawmakers settled on their choices to succeed Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday, advancing two candidates who worked for Mr. Johnson to replace a leader whose scandal-scarred tenure ended with his government in disarray, at a time of deepening economic crisis. Rishi Sunak, a former chancellor of the Exchequer, and Liz […]