Immigration into Britain has surged to a new high, according to data released on Thursday, an unwelcome record for a government that is divided internally about how to manage migration policy more than two years after Brexit gave it full control over who can legally enter the country. The new statistics showed that net migration […]
LONDON — On its face, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s newly announced agreement with the European Union on Northern Ireland is merely a trade deal that governs the transport of pets, sausages, seed potatoes, and the like from one part of the United Kingdom to another. But at a stroke, Mr. Sunak has defused the primary […]
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.
In his first address as leader, Mr. Sunak said “mistakes were made” by his predecessor, Liz Truss. He promised to fix them.
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 […]