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UK Tory Woes Return as Sunak Struggles With Policy and Personnel

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Rishi Sunak

Rishi Sunak

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UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak suffered a blow to his authority as he struggled to quell Conservative rebellions on multiple policy fronts, and his downcast Members of Parliament threatened an exodus from Westminster ahead of the next election.

Just four weeks after entering No. 10 Downing Street promising “stability and unity,” Sunak’s administration is in danger of faltering on both its policy program and its ability to retain key Tory personnel amid a grim UK economic outlook, dire opinion polls and a string of ministerial scandals.