Podcast. Economy, politics… Why everything is going badly in the United Kingdom

Weakened after just a month in power, British Prime Minister Liz Truss is trying to reassure her people by promising to get Britain out of ” storm “, through growth. But for the time being, the storm is not calming down: the British are facing a massive increase in the cost of living and nearly seven million of them are now affected by fuel poverty.

The financial weather is not more encouraging: the Bank of England intervened again on Tuesday 11 October in the face of “malfunctions” markets, worried about the British government’s budget announcements. Liz Truss has indeed announced her desire to drastically lower taxes, to a level not equaled for fifty years. In this episode of the “L’Heure du Monde” podcast, Eric Albert, correspondent for World in London, helps us to understand the crisis, whose causes are multiple, that the United Kingdom is going through.

An episode of Claire Leys. Production and credits music: Amandine Robillard. Presentation and editor-in-chief: Morgane Tual. In this episode: extract from the speeches of Liz Truss and Keir Starmer during the Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons in September 2022, extract from the program “This Morning” (ITV), archive of a portrait of Margaret Thatcher (France 2 – INA), excerpt from an interview with Minister Jacob Rees-Mogg (ITV), excerpt from the music Poverty in the UK by Wilko Wilkes.

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