Some unique conditions behind the UK's grim economy : The Indicator from Planet Money Seems like the British people might have to cut down on their afternoon tea... food prices in the UK are going through the roof, and wages are stagnating. Can the new Prime Minister handle the heat?

What broke Britain's economy?

What broke Britain's economy?

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Former Prime Minister Boris Johnson resigned during a particularly tough time for the United Kingdom's economy. Wages are stagnating, housing prices are at a record high, and productivity growth is at an all-time low.

But how did the UK get into such a pickle in the first place? And can the new Prime Minister revitalize the country?

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