Rishi Sunak is the UK's new prime minister: BBC News Review reviews

January 25, 2023

Rishi Sunak has taken over from Liz Truss as prime minister after she spent just 45 days in office.

The story
Rishi Sunak – New UK PM

Rishi Sunak has taken over from Liz Truss, after she spent just 45 days in office.

Truss resigned after being heavily criticised for her economic plan which saw the value of the pound drop significantly.

Rishi Sunak, the country’s first British Asian prime minister, will have urgent issues to deal with, including the ongoing cost-of-living crisis.

Opposition parties are calling for a general election.

Key words and phrases

My football team suffered a bruising loss last night.
It was a bruising defeat for the runners-up in the race.

the economics of Rishi Sunak

Many hope Rishinomics will help the economy of the country.
An increase in defence spending is often associated with Reaganomics.

steep learning curve
the need to learn a lot in a short amount of time

When she moved to the UK from Vietnam, it was a steep learning curve.
It was a steep learning curve when they became parents to twins.

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0:00 – Introduction
0:24 – Story
1:21 – Headline 1: The Times: How Rishi Sunak bounced back from summer’s bruising defeat
3:09 – Headline 2: The Telegraph: Why return of Rishinomics means more pain for Britain
4:36 – Headline 3: The FT: Sunak faces steep learning curve on world stage
6:22 – Language summary

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  1. Hi Beth and saian great 👍 job ,🇮🇳👍

  2. Very beneficial video thank you

  3. Wow how i can speak like this !!!

  4. The surname sunak is most commonnin unraine

  5. I'm Ivorian young girl of seventeen years old , you help me so much. Thank you and please answer my commentary .

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  7. Reply
    শান্তির পায়রা January 25, 2023 at 9:18 am

    Learning English is not a steep learning curve. It is a continuous process.

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  9. Rishi Sunak isn’t in a position to unfreeze Roman Abrahamvic assets it’s a conflict of interest at no fault of either party. The Kbg thing appears to have spilled over in the average working person life. Cambridge analytical should be giving money to every one affected by their scandalous tactics profiling spying stealing facial recognition unnecessary discrimination against anyone deemed of importance

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    Susul tetrabuana Soeryo January 25, 2023 at 9:18 am

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  13. I must watch this for English lessons, but I really like it. Program full of useful words. <3

  14. Great lesson from BBC

  15. Economy in the world is bad because of covid 19. At the moment we have the conflict between Ukraine and Russia, which has worsened.
    Let's find an enlightened mind for Europe to get back on track.

  16. Reply
    Fiv xiv hmong-hmoob January 25, 2023 at 9:18 am

    Hello, I'm from Laos

  17. Reply
    حميد موسى جابر •ب• January 25, 2023 at 9:18 am


  18. In Russia we use 'putinomic' and putinomic's use us.

  19. Cool! Thanks a lot! 🌞

  20. Kalau di malaysia, we call this as pendatang and tak layak jadi prime minister. Only ketuanan yang layak memerintah..📏📏📏

  21. Bruising = painful
    Rishinomics= economy of Rishi
    Steep learning curve= learn quickly

  22. Great thanks.

  23. Reply
    Shivaji Sawale Official January 25, 2023 at 9:18 am

    The review was really informative.

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    Mirley Buján Carreño January 25, 2023 at 9:18 am

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  26. Thank you
    Great explanations
    Very helpfull for me
    Great job 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👍🏻

  27. billion thanks for your priceless efforts.

  28. Bye-bye, Bolsonaro!
    Hello, Lula!

  29. 🤯🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼

  30. It’s so helpful that we could see your gesture because we learn the vocabularies better❤

  31. It was a steep learning curve for me during the first two weeks of my new job

  32. Loved it

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  35. Well produced video!👏

  36. It's really interesting to see Vietnam being mentioned in your example. You've done a excellently good job in teaching English to students in the rest of the world BBC Learning English. As a Vietnamese student, I'm really appreciated of your effort. Thank you so much for your cause

  37. Is there any chance that the steep learning curve of rishinomics can be bruised for England?

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