For the U.K., Sunak Is the Calm Before an Existential Storm

For the U.K., Sunak Is the Calm Before an Existential Storm
A selection of the front pages of British newspapers shows the reaction after Rishi Sunak won the Conservative Party leadership contest in London, Oct. 25, 2022 (AP photo by David Cliff).

For decades, British commentators have expressed concern over other societies that have faced death spirals of governance. Now it is beginning to dawn on many senior political figures in the U.K. that their own system may be drifting dangerously close to the kind of existential crisis they used to think could only happen elsewhere.

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