Rishi Sunak has taken over from Liz Truss as prime minister after she spent just 45 days in office.

The story
Rishi Sunak – New UK PM

Rishi Sunak has taken over from Liz Truss, after she spent just 45 days in office.

Truss resigned after being heavily criticised for her economic plan which saw the value of the pound drop significantly.

Rishi Sunak, the country’s first British Asian prime minister, will have urgent issues to deal with, including the ongoing cost-of-living crisis.

Opposition parties are calling for a general election.

Key words and phrases

My football team suffered a bruising loss last night.
It was a bruising defeat for the runners-up in the race.

the economics of Rishi Sunak

Many hope Rishinomics will help the economy of the country.
An increase in defence spending is often associated with Reaganomics.

steep learning curve
the need to learn a lot in a short amount of time

When she moved to the UK from Vietnam, it was a steep learning curve.
It was a steep learning curve when they became parents to twins.

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