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Jacinda Ardern’s resignation – an example to politicians everywhere

Jacinda Ardern’s resignation gives us much to reflect on – take note, politicians.  Initially, on learning of Jacinda Ardern’s decision to resign as Prime Minister of New Zealand as a result of burnout, I felt a sense of deep regret that we were to lose such a competent and progressive leader from the world stage, […]

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G20 summit starts

The G20 summit began on 15 November, with the aim to coordinate global policy on the climate crisis and the economy.  A key focus of the summit will be the ongoing war in Ukraine. This year, the G20 summit will be held in Bali, hosted by the Indonesian President Joko Widodo, with the theme being […]

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The worst Prime Minister ever? It’s all of them.

So, Farewell Then, Liz Truss.  In the days following her resignation, it felt almost beyond comprehension that a prime minister could arrive and then leave so soon. 44 days she lasted; her premiership was less than two advent calendars long. Some would say even that was too long. In the future, “Who was Prime Minister […]

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Liz Truss resigns as Conservative Party leader

Liz Truss has resigned as Prime Minister. Speaking outside 10 Downing Street just past 13:30 this afternoon, Truss said “I cannot deliver the mandate on which I was elected by the conservative party. “I therefore have spoken to His Majesty the King to notify him that I am resigning as leader of the Conservative Party. […]

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Liz Truss faces uncertainty after a day of chaos

Suella Braverman resigned as home secretary yesterday, delivering a great blow to Prime Minister Liz Truss’s government. In Braverman’s resignation letter, she gave violating government protocols as the reason for her resignation, saying: “I have made a mistake; I accept responsibility: I resign.” She continued to say: “I have concerns about the direction of this […]

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Jeremy Hunt appointed Chancellor

Jeremy Hunt has been appointed Chancellor of the Exchequer by Prime Minister Liz Truss after she sacked Kwasi Kwarteng earlier today. Kwarteng had been Chancellor for just 38 days, the second shortest term a Chancellor has held.  Hunt has twice tried unsuccessfully to become Conservative leader, and has previously been both foreign secretary and health […]

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Boris Johnson’s resignation speech explained

This article was originally submitted on July 7. Prime Minister Boris Johnson gave a speech in front of 10 Downing Street at noon following his resignation announcement to Sir Graham Brady earlier today [July 7]. “It is clearly now the will of the parliamentary Conservative party, that there should be a new leader of that […]

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The Johnson Rule: Not going well is it?

Let’s cast our minds back a year, if that’s at all possible.  The country was waking up to Boris Johnson as Prime Minister; having just missed the latest Brexit deadline, Remainers were as hopeful as ever; ‘corona’ was just an exotic beer you drunk with lime; and most of all, though no one knew it, […]