After a fierce battle within the Conservative Party this summer, Rishi Sunak eventually fell to Liz Truss. But on Monday it became clear that Sunak will now take over as the new leader of the Conservative Party and the new Prime Minister of Great Britain. This came after Liz Truss’ brief, stormy period in power, which lasted just 45 days.
Despair has been spreading in the Conservative Party for a long time. Even with voters, says Mikael Sundström, a political scientist and expert on British politics.
That is how deep the division is within the Conservative Party
During the party leadership campaign this summer, Rishi Sunak warned about Liz Truss’s plans. Sunak believed that big tax cuts to boost growth were a dangerous way to go. Now he is tasked with the difficult task of regaining control and sorting out the economic and political chaos. But what can the new prime minister do? Is it even possible to unite a deeply divided party?
Today, the Conservative Party has become more like an umbrella party with different branches, says Stephanie Zakrison, London correspondent.
Also hear about Rishi Sunak’s political background and who he is. Rishi Sunak is 42 years old and is therefore the youngest British Prime Minister since the 18th century. He is also the first Hindu Prime Minister and the first non-white Prime Minister.
The section also discusses the latest tours in Brussels. Last week’s summit was Ulf Kristersson’s first as Prime Minister of Sweden. Among other things, the issue of the European Union’s relationship, especially Germany’s, with China has become heated.
Starring: Stephanie ZachrysonLondon correspondent. Mikael Sundstrom, Political scientist and expert in British politics. Susan PalmPending European Union.
Program Director: Claes Aronson
Producer: Therese Rosenfing
Technician: Brady Govier
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