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Rishi Sunak counts the costs

The Guardian’s Anna Isaac joins the podcast team to discuss what options – if any – Rishi Sunak has to sort out rising interest rates.

The prime minister has been trying to fend off a barrage of bad economic news – but what can he actually do about stubbornly high inflation, rising interest rates, and a predicted surge in mortgage payments? The Guardian’s City Editor Anna Isaac joins the podcast team to see what options – if any – Sunak has available.

Whatever the cause might be for the UK’s economic woes, don’t mention the B word. But is Brexit to blame? As the seventh anniversary of the 2016 referendum result passes, the podcast team check in on how leaving the EU has worked out.

PLUS: Is there a way out of the political stalemate in Northern Ireland?

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