Mr. Sunak is viewed by many in his party as too distant from ordinary Britons, and is being blamed by some for setting off the rebellion that toppled Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
The British prime minister may be leaving Downing Street, but few expect him to cede the spotlight, or abandon the prospect of one day regaining his position.
The country is being cut down to size.
Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss have tried to adopt the style and themes of Margaret Thatcher, the Iron Lady whose sweeping right-wing policies remain popular among Conservative voters.
A former top finance official, Rishi Sunak, and the foreign secretary, Liz Truss, are competing to replace Britain’s departing prime minister. Here’s a guide to the contest.
The two emerged as the final candidates after five rounds of voting, and now will try to win over an electorate that had wearied of Mr. Johnson’s seemingly endless scandals.
In a country more accustomed to temperate weather, a brutal heat wave tested Britain’s infrastructure and forced millions to choose between a Stygian commute or a stifling home office.
Rishi Sunak, the former chancellor of the Exchequer, is the current front-runner, but Penny Mordaunt, a junior trade minister, is making a surprisingly strong run for the leadership position.
A West that confronts the challenges of war needs a warrior to lead it.
The Conservatives running to be Britain’s prime minister include women and people of non-European descent, but they sound a lot alike: They like Brexit and want to cut taxes.
Are Britons supposed to simply forget what just happened?
Long after he is gone, his successors will be wrestling over his signature project, Brexit, and the insoluble issues it raised.
Departure from E.U. is a clear negative for the U.K. economy, but it could have been worse.
Boris Johnson may be a polarizing figure in Britain, but in Ukraine he is widely adored for his unstinting support since the conflict with Russia.
The Conservative Party must decide not only who should succeed the scandal-tarred British prime minister, but also when he should go.
He was famed for his ability to escape a political scandal. What brought down the British prime minister in the end?
The British prime minister thought he could swagger and dissemble his way through any scandal, but found the rules of gravity applied after all.
Many hoped he would change. But that was never going to happen.
His career is ending the way Donald Trump’s should have.
In a dizzying two days, Conservative Party lawmakers who had defended the prime minister through crises turned against him, and now some are vying to replace him despite harsh economic headwinds.
The choice of Britain’s next prime minister falls to the governing Conservatives, whose lawmakers pushed Boris Johnson to resign and now have to reinvent their party without him.
The prime minister’s contrition opened the floodgates.
A wave of resignations and calls for him to step down showed the prime minister’s support within his Conservative Party melting away, but he remained defiant.
A small group is stepping to center stage as Britain’s political crisis intensifies, including the rival Boris Johnson beat last time.
If Boris Johnson resigns, here is what could happen next.
Two election defeats on the same day have weakened the British prime minister’s position, even after he survived a no-confidence vote.
Two top cabinet members resigned from the scandal-scarred British prime minister’s government. Some wondered if the master of political survival could pull off another save.
With energy costs and inflation surging, and taxes and the cost of loans increasing, British workers are demanding higher pay and going on strike with a militancy not seen in years.
At a time of rampant inflation and wage stagnation, Mick Lynch, the force behind Britain’s largest railway strikes in three decades, has found success that has surprised even his colleagues.
A summit of the organization that was born out of the embers of the British Empire is being held for the first time in the African country, but discussion of the host’s alleged abuses is conspicuously missing.
The double defeat exposed the party’s vulnerabilities and was likely to revive talk of another no-confidence vote against the prime minister.
Scandals, economic pain and an uproar over lockdown parties have left Britain’s Conservatives at risk of losing both recent advances and old strongholds.
The Conservatives’ problems are much bigger than the prime minister.
Travel was disrupted for tens of millions of people during the country’s biggest walkout in decades as union leaders warned of a summer of labor unrest.
Tens of millions of Britons will find traveling difficult or impossible during the biggest walkout in decades, as union leaders warn of a summer of labor unrest.
What happened to a story published in The Times of London that was critical of Prime Minister Boris Johnson? The disappearance has London’s media world guessing.
The area around Sievierodonetsk and Lysychansk is about three-quarters encircled by Russians, leaving only a slender gap there for Ukrainian troops to maneuver.
In a speech at an economic forum, he called the U.S. a fading power and said sanctions on Russia, not the Ukraine war, are hurting Western economies.
Critics say the British leader’s hardened stances on Northern Ireland and immigration are cynical pandering to the pro-Brexit Tories he needs to stay in power.
The plan, a signal by Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government that Britain is serious about addressing arrivals coming across the English Channel, has been criticized as unworkable and unethical.
After narrowly winning a no-confidence vote on Monday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces a long list of threats to his leadership.
The prime minister’s moment of reckoning has arrived at last.
More than 40 percent of lawmakers in Mr. Johnson’s own Conservative Party voted to remove him, a sign that he may struggle to remain prime minister.
In a speech to his fellow Conservatives, the prime minister warned against “pointless fratricidal debate.”
The same baffling mix of strengths and foibles that propelled Mr. Johnson’s rise have brought him low: rare political intuition, and breathtaking personal recklessness.
Britain’s monarchy cannot be separated from its empire.
Boris Johnson’s proposal to bring back the imperial system is a reflection of “path dependence.”
Out of power for 12 years, Britain’s Labour Party has made some gains, but its message hasn’t won back the rust belt regions that abandoned it in the last election.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson, under pressure over a scathing report on lockdown parties in Downing Street and with his party trailing in opinion polls, unveiled an aid package Thursday.
The decision sets Britain on a collision course with the European Union, 18 months after a trade deal that was meant to have completed Brexit.