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Preet speaks with Ed Luce, the U.S. National Editor and Columnist at the Financial Times, about the recent political and economic turmoil in the United Kingdom. Plus, the fate of Rishi Sunak, the new Prime Minister. 

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Preet Bharara:

From Cafe and the Vox Media Podcast Network, this is Stay Tuned, In Brief. I’m Preet Bharara. Today we’re going to talk about the crisis unfolding across the pond. In just the past two months, the United Kingdom has had three different prime ministers. First there was Boris Johnson. Then 10 days ago, Liz Truss resigned from the role after 44 days in office, making her the shortest serving Prime Minister in UK history. On Tuesday, a 42 year old named Rishi Sunak officially took over as Britain’s new leader, becoming the first person of color to serve as Prime Minister. He takes the reigns as the UK faces a deepening economic downturn. Whenever I want to understand British politics, I turn to my friend Ed Luce. Ed is the US national editor and columnist at the Financial Times. Ed, welcome back.

Ed Luce:

It’s a pleasure to be with you again, Preet.