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UK’s New Prime Minister and King Face Huge Challenges: Ian Bremmer

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Britain's Prime Minister Liz Truss speaks in the House of Commons in London, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022. (Jessica Taylor/UK Parliament via AP)
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In early September, in just 48 hours, the United Kingdom got a new prime minister (Liz Truss) and a new king (Charles III, following the death of Queen Elizabeth II).

Both take over at a turbulent time in British politics, with no shortage of current and future challenges. To name just a few: a stagnant economy, sky-high energy prices, more Brexit fallout with the EU, and Scots demanding a fresh independence vote.

Ian Bremmer Interviews Tony Blair

On GZERO World, Ian Bremmer speaks to former British PM Tony Blair (1997-2007), who believes there will be a lot of uncertainty over the next year or two if Truss insists on big tax cuts and big borrowing.

Blair also looks back at the queen’s legacy and the future of the monarchy, explains why Brexit will hurt but probably not fragment the UK, and defends why we need to return to his comfort zone of the political center to fix today’s problems.

Watch more at GZERO.

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