9 December 2022

Can a new Conservative PM restore confidence in the UK? | Inside Story



The United Kingdom is set to have its third Prime Minister in less than a year. Liz Truss resigned on Thursday, just 44 days into the job. Her economic policies had spooked the markets and caused a sharp fall in the pound against the U.S. dollar. A new leader now faces formidable economic and political challenges. Government debt has risen to its highest levels in nearly 60 years. That's 98% of economic output as inflation surges. And there's the unfinished task of navigating the implications of Brexit. The opposition Labour party is calling for a new general election. Presenter: Sami Zeidan Guests: Afzal Khan – Labour Party MP Peter Oborne – Political Commentator and Associate Editor at the Middle East Eye Alex Deane – Conservative Party Member and Political Commentator Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/AJEnglish Find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/ Check out our Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/aljazeeraenglish/ @AljazeeraEnglish #Aljazeeraenglish #News #UK #UnitedKingdom #LizTruss #Truss #PrimeMinister #PM #England #borisjohnson #RishiSunak
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