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Rishi Sunak's real challenge as PM is not economic or political but social

Sunak has to govern a fractious and self-indulgent mob, which has resulted from a near-total breakdown of authority of all sorts

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T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan
First, the election, and then the resignation, of and the election of Rishi Sunak in her place has led to a huge interest in British politics. Sunak isn't white. And everyone thinks Britain is passing through its first political, economic and social crisis.

Nothing could be further from the truth, which is that Britain has always been one of the most politically turbulent countries in the world. It has been like a pitcher, which is motionless because it is very heavy, but inside which, the water is always simmering and sometimes roiling.

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First Published: Oct 27 2022 | 9:52 AM IST

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