The Times podcast: Uh-oh for U.K.’s new P.M.

Rishi Sunak waves an arm
Rishi Sunak is the new prime minister of the United Kingdom after winning the Conservative Party leadership contest.
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Rishi Sunak made history last month as the first nonwhite person to become prime minister of the United Kingdom. But he inherits a country, a party and people in chaos. Sunak is the third prime minister in seven weeks for the U.K, as it grapples with economic problems and an identity crisis. Can a new face stop the decline?


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Host: Gustavo Arellano

Guests: L.A. Times foreign correspondent Jaweed Kaleem

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