Truss and Charles Could Spell the End for the ‘United’ Kingdom

British Prime Minister Liz Truss waits for the arrival of the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, at the Royal Air Force Northolt, London.
British Prime Minister Liz Truss waits for the arrival of the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, at the Royal Air Force Northolt, London, Sept. 13, 2022 (AP photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth).

The week before last, the U.K. experienced unprecedented change, with both a new head of government and then a new head of state in just over 48 hours. King Charles III and Prime Minister Liz Truss will be left leading a United Kingdom that is profoundly divided, in large part due to still unresolved consequences of Brexit.

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