Global Affairs

Britain's loss of a monarch and direction

The country faces turbulence on the political and economic fronts despite the calm that marked the passing of an era. Where Queen Elizabeth II stood for stability, the new premier comes to office with a controversial agenda.

People view flowers laid in remembrance of Queen Elizabeth II outside the Palace of Holyroodhouse, in Edinburgh on Sept 12, 2022. PHOTO: REUTERS
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Britain is not the country for revolutions or other sudden political transformations. As any Brit would acknowledge, change comes to the nation only gradually.

Yet over the past few days, Britain has found itself facing a rare and abrupt moment of transformation: It has both a new king and a new prime minister.

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