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Editorial: Letter from London

Britain's political fiasco is unprecedented.

Since 2016, the erstwhile strong and respected Great Britain had to change four prime ministers, and now it is looking for a fifth.

The case of Liz Truss, however, was beyond imagination. She remained in office for just 44 days, a shorter time span than the campaign in which she was elected Tory leader.

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Former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson - ousted by ethics scandals just three months ago - jockeyed to make a comeback on Oct. 21 as one of several contenders seeking to replace Liz Truss, whose rapid downfall threw the country's leadership into disarray at a time of severe economic challenges.

UK PM Truss vows to stay, but on the brink as minister quits

British Prime Minister Liz Truss described herself as "a fighter and not a quitter" Wednesday as she faced a hostile opposition and fury from her own Conservative Party over her botched economic plan. Within hours of the defiant statement, her government was teetering on the verge of collapse.

UK leader in peril after Treasury chief axes ‘Trussonomics’

The U.K.'s new Treasury chief ripped up the government's economic plan on Monday, dramatically reversing most of the tax cuts and spending plans that new Prime Minister Liz Truss announced less than a month ago. The move raises more questions about how long the beleaguered British leader can stay in office, though Truss insisted she has no plans to quit.

The day after the end of history

Citizens say goodbye to the beloved queen, and her son, the new British king Charles III (73), will address the nation today for the first time in that capacity. He has now become a leader not only in the United Kingdom, but also in 14 other Commonwealth countries, including Australia and Canada. He became the head of the British armed forces, and will also head other services.

UK leader Truss holds 1st Cabinet meeting amid energy crisis

British Prime Minister Liz Truss is holding her first Cabinet meeting on Wednesday, after appointing a government diverse in race and gender and united in its support for the new leader's staunchly free-market views.

Truss will also face her political opponents for the first time as leader during the weekly Prime Minister's Questions session in the House of Commons.