Your favorite extemp experts are back with episode 41 of The Half Hour with YuYu Yuan and Spencer Travis! Extempers, you are at the right place to learn, grab some research, and improve your extemporaneous craft. This week, our extemp heroes explore the new changes in Britain.
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41 | New Changes in Britain
-----Description of Podcast-----
Britain has been struggling to keep power. After Boris Johnson’s resignation, the prime minister has changed twice. The Queen’s death has promoted uncertainty with the monarchy again. In this episode, YuYu and Spencer look to understand the state of Britain after its new changes.
-----Possible Extemp Questions-----
Should the next British prime minister call for a general election?
-----Sources from this Video-----
The White House - The Executive Branch - https://www.whitehouse.gov/about-the-white-house/our-government/the-executive-branch/#:~:text=The%20President%20is%20both%20the,the%20laws%20created%20by%20Congress.
EIA - 2020 Average Monthly Bill - Residential - https://www.eia.gov/electricity/sales_revenue_price/pdf/table5_a.pdf
UK Government - How Government Works - https://www.gov.uk/government/how-government-works
Politico - Welcome to Liz Truss’ Britain. Everyone’s going on strike - https://www.politico.eu/article/britain-strike-liz-truss-prime-minister/
CBS News - After queen's death, Commonwealth countries revive debate on monarch as head of state - https://www.cbsnews.com/news/commonwealth-countries-revive-debate-british-monarch-head-of-state-republic/
Politico - Liz Truss’ political problems, ranked - https://www.politico.eu/article/liz-truss-overflowing-inbox-political-challenge-uk-prime-minister/
Bloomberg - UK’s New Prime Minister Takes Charge of a Nation Adrift - https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-09-11/liz-truss-takes-charge-as-queen-elizabeth-s-death-grips-uk?leadSource=uverify%20wall
Washington Post - As Elizabeth gives way to Charles, realms consider severing ties - https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/09/14/commonwealth-realm-republic-canada-jamaica-australia/
CNBC - Trussonomics? What to watch as the new UK prime minister battles multiple crises - https://www.cnbc.com/2022/09/16/uk-pm-liz-truss-is-facing-multiple-economic-crises-time-for-trussonomics.html
NPR - Liz Truss is now officially the U.K.'s prime minister after meeting with the queen - https://www.npr.org/2022/09/06/1121266992/liz-truss-prime-minister-queen-elizabeth
Economist - What kind of prime minister will Liz Truss be? - https://www-economist-com.stanford.idm.oclc.org/britain/2022/09/05/what-kind-of-prime-minister-will-liz-truss-be
“The Queen” by Pathe Renn Productions [Produced by Andy Harries]
Washington Post - Why Liz Truss resigned as U.K. prime minister: A guide to the chaos - https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/10/20/uk-liz-truss-why-how-resignation/
Th Guardian - Taxes must rise to plug £40bn black hole in Sunak and Hunt’s budget - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2022/oct/30/taxes-must-rise-to-plug-40bn-black-hole-in-sunak-and-hunts-budget
Foreign Policy - Can Rishi Sunak Unite Britain? - https://foreignpolicy.com/2022/10/29/rishi-sunak-britain-new-prime-minister/
BBC - Boris Johnson had backing to challenge Rishi Sunak, Sir Graham Brady confirms - https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-63503932
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