Rishi Sunak Has a Sterling Résumé. It’s Not Helping Him Replace Boris Johnson.

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.

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Gentle Into That Good Night? Not 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.

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The Fantasy of Brexit Britain Is Over

The country is being cut down to size.

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Candidates for UK Prime Minister Emulate Another: Margaret Thatcher

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.

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The Race to Succeed Boris Johnson, Explained

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.

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Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss Will Compete to Replace Boris Johnson

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.

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Extreme Heat Puts Life on Hold in Britain, a Land Not Built for It

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.

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Prime Minister Race in Britain Remains Unsettled in Wake of Johnson’s Downfall

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.

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The Prime Minister Britain Needs Now

A West that confronts the challenges of war needs a warrior to lead it.

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Rivals Vying to Replace Johnson Are Diverse in Background, Not in Plans

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.

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Boris Johnson and the Complicit Conservatives

Are Britons supposed to simply forget what just happened?

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Boris Johnson May Be Fading Out, but Not the Divisions He Stoked

Long after he is gone, his successors will be wrestling over his signature project, Brexit, and the insoluble issues it raised.

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Boris Johnson Leaves a Mixed Legacy With His Brexit Gambit

Departure from E.U. is a clear negative for the U.K. economy, but it could have been worse.

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For Ukraine, Boris Johnson’s Resignation Means Loss of a Personal Ally

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.

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Boris Johnson Hasn’t Left, but the Jockeying to Replace Him Has Begun

The Conservative Party must decide not only who should succeed the scandal-tarred British prime minister, but also when he should go.

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The Final Days of Boris Johnson

He was famed for his ability to escape a political scandal. What brought down the British prime minister in the end?

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Boris Johnson’s Lies Worked for Years, Until They Didn’t

The British prime minister thought he could swagger and dissemble his way through any scandal, but found the rules of gravity applied after all.

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Boris Johnson Was Just Being Boris Johnson

Many hoped he would change. But that was never going to happen.

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The Delightful Implosion of Boris Johnson

His career is ending the way Donald Trump’s should have.

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Boris Johnson Quits Amid Latest Scandal, a Messy End to a Messy Tenure

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.

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To Pick Johnson’s Successor, Britain’s Conservatives Have to Reinvent the Party

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.

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Britain’s Boris Johnson Made a Terrible Mistake: He Apologized

The prime minister’s contrition opened the floodgates.

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Boris Johnson Vows to Go On Amid Wave of Cabinet Resignations

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.

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Who Could Lead the Conservative Party if Boris Johnson Resigns?

A small group is stepping to center stage as Britain’s political crisis intensifies, including the rival Boris Johnson beat last time.

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If Boris Johnson Resigned, Here’s What Could Happen Next

If Boris Johnson resigns, here is what could happen next.

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Boris Johnson’s Troubles, Explained

Two election defeats on the same day have weakened the British prime minister’s position, even after he survived a no-confidence vote.

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Boris Johnson Fights to Hold Power After 2 Top Ministers Jump Ship

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.

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Britain Gears Up for a Summer of Labor Discontent

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.

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His Union Went on Strike. His Interviews Went Viral.

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.

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Commonwealth Meeting in Rwanda Has a Long Agenda. Human Rights Isn’t on It.

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.

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Conservatives Lose 2 U.K. By-Elections, Adding to Pressure on Boris Johnson

The double defeat exposed the party’s vulnerabilities and was likely to revive talk of another no-confidence vote against the prime minister.

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In Two Elections, North and South, Boris Johnson Risks a Sharp Rebuke

Scandals, economic pain and an uproar over lockdown parties have left Britain’s Conservatives at risk of losing both recent advances and old strongholds.

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Boris Johnson Is in Trouble, and So Is Britain’s Conservative Party

The Conservatives’ problems are much bigger than the prime minister.

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U.K. Hobbled By Largest Railway Strike in Three Decades

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.

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U.K. Train Strike Expected to Cause Transit Chaos

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.

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The Mystery of Fleet Street: An Article on Boris Johnson Vanishes

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.

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Russian Forces Tighten Noose Around Important Cities in Ukraine’s East

The area around Sievierodonetsk and Lysychansk is about three-quarters encircled by Russians, leaving only a slender gap there for Ukrainian troops to maneuver.

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A Defiant Putin Says Russia Will Flourish Without the West

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.

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With Northern Ireland and Migrants, Johnson Swings Cudgel of Survival Politics

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.

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U.K. Prepares to Send Asylum Seekers to Rwanda

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.

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What’s Next for Boris Johnson After Narrowly Surviving No-Confidence Vote

After narrowly winning a no-confidence vote on Monday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces a long list of threats to his leadership.

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Boris Johnson Is Fatally Wounded

The prime minister’s moment of reckoning has arrived at last.

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Boris Johnson Survives Confidence Vote, Scarred but Still Standing

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.

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Boris Johnson Makes His Case in Speech to Conservatives: ‘We Can Unite’

In a speech to his fellow Conservatives, the prime minister warned against “pointless fratricidal debate.”

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How Boris Johnson Suffered a Stunning Political Reversal

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.

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The Imperial Fictions Behind the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Britain’s monarchy cannot be separated from its empire.

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How Ordering a Pint of Guinness Might Explain Economics

Boris Johnson’s proposal to bring back the imperial system is a reflection of “path dependence.”

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As Boris Johnson Stumbles, Labour Struggles to Offer a Clear Message

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.

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Johnson Takes Aim at Next Big Political Threat: Soaring Prices in U.K.

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.

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In Risky Move, U.K. Signals It May Scrap Northern Ireland Trade Rules

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.

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