In October, Rishi Sunak became the new prime minister of the UK. He is the fifth prime minister in six years. His appointment is the most recent event in a long period of instability for the UK – in fact, he took charge after the previous prime minister, Liz Truss, resigned after just 44 days in the job. Like all of the prime ministers since 2010, Mr Sunak belongs to the Conservative party, known as the "Tories".
The news that there is yet another new prime minister has sparked a lot of discussions, not just in the UK but around the world.
One political cartoonist, Kal, who does artwork for The Economist, drew this cartoon. It shows a sinking ship with Rishi Sunak coming to the rescue, saying: “Rejoice my hearties! There’s another new Tory prime minister at the helm!”
Over to you!
- What do you think Kal, the artist, thinks about the situation in the UK? What clues did he give you?
- Is a cartoon a good way to share news? Why or why not?
- If you were to draw a cartoon to represent your country, what would it be? Why?