Guardian Newsroom: Who will be our next prime minister?

Guardian Newsroom: Who will be our next prime minister?

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Guardian journalists react to Britain’s next prime minister, at this livestreamed event.

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After a deeply embittered leadership race, on Monday 5 September the country will have a new prime minister. The baton-passing comes at one of the most unstable periods in modern British history: the economy is on the brink of collapse, millions are sinking further into abject poverty, and the climate crisis is already shaping future generations. There has never been a more urgent time for action and honesty – and yet British politics is wading waist-deep into an era of systemic deceit.

The policies chosen and the cabinet appointed by the new prime minister will have profoundly defining effects on the UK. Liz Truss, leading in the polls and with the most party support, is pledging tax cuts that won’t reach the people who need them. Rishi Sunak, while promising a return to “traditional Conservative economic values”, appears to be embarking on a campaign of U-turns and desperation.

What do the candidates really stand for? How will they tackle the defining crises of our time? What will the country look like in just a few weeks time and how will the Labour party respond to the new prime minister’s policies?

Our panel, including chief political correspondent Jessica Elgot and former special adviser to Sajid Javid Salma Shah, will be sharing their thoughts on these questions and more.

With more speakers to be announced.

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