Chris Mullin

One damned thing after another: Britain’s crisis-ridden century so far

The Iraq war, the financial crisis, Brexit and Covid have seen many prime ministers blown off course. Will Keir Starmer be any luckier than his predecessors?

British children of Iraqi origin outside the gates of Downing Street in December 2002. [Getty Images]

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