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Autumn Reckoning

For Boris Johnson’s Successor, Brexit Is Anything But Done

The crisis awaiting Britain’s next prime minister

Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak are both vying for the backing of the ruling Conservative party.

Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak are both vying for the backing of the ruling Conservative party.

Photographer: Jacob King/AFP/Getty Images

This is the fourth story in a six-part series on the political and economic landscape facing Britain's new prime minister.

Boris Johnson began his resignation speech by proudly declaring that he got “Brexit done.” He left it to his successor to define what that means in practice.