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Rishi Sunak starts to deliver as Prime Minister of the UK after announcing he will keep Hunt as Chancellor of the Exchequer

Rishi Sunak (42 years old ,from Indian origin and Hindu) accepted the invitation made to him by HM King Charles III invitation to form a government on HM’s behalf becoming not only the youngest Prime Minister ever in UK’s history but also the first Asian to undertake this responsibility.

After accepting HM’s invitation to form a new Government Sunak advanced some highlights of his program before the black door at the 10th Downing Street. He not only told about economics, but also about trust, mistakes to be ammended, compassion, Brexit, Ukraine and hope in the future.

In her farewell speech Liz Truss deffended again the cut of taxes as well as other points of her program and ended: “That is what I have been striving to achieve… and I wish Rishi Sunak every success, for the good of our country.”

The fact is that markets didn’t trust the cut in taxes with public spending increase program that led Truss to the PM’s seat. With de pound sinking in the markets that led to the resignation of Liz Truss first Chancellor of hte Exchequer, Jeremy Hunt took the lead at the Economy Ministry. He announced the put back of the tax cut and other meassures to come not precisely in the direction Truss had announced.

Rishi Sunak has already announced that Jeremy Hunt will be part of his new govenment in the same Chancellor of the Exchequer’s office.

‘I will place economic stability and confidence at the heart of this government’s agenda’, Sunak stated

“Good morning,
I have just been to Buckingham Palace and accepted His Majesty The King’s invitation to form a government in his name.
It is only right to explain why I am standing here as your new Prime Minister.
Right now our country is facing a profound economic crisis.
The aftermath of Covid still lingers.
Putin’s war in Ukraine has destabilised energy markets and supply chains the world over,” Sunak explained

Truss made mistakes and he has been elected to fix them

“I want to pay tribute to my predecessor Liz Truss, she was not wrong to want to improve growth in this country, it is a noble aim.
And I admired her restlessness to create change.
But some mistakes were made.
Not borne of ill will or bad intentions. Quite the opposite, in fact. But mistakes nonetheless.
And I have been elected as leader of my party, and your Prime Minister, in part, to fix them.
And that work begins immediately,” the new PM said on his predecessor’s performance while in the office.

Economic stability and control of indebtment

“I will place economic stability and confidence at the heart of this government’s agenda.
This will mean difficult decisions to come.
But you saw me during Covid, doing everything I could, to protect people and businesses, with schemes like furlough.
There are always limits, more so now than ever, but I promise you this I will bring that same compassion to the challenges we face today.
The government I lead will not leave the next generation, your children and grandchildren, with a debt to settle that we were too weak to pay ourselves,” Rishi Sunak stated.

Earning trust, not a matter of words

“I will unite our country, not with words, but with action.
I will work day in and day out to deliver for you,” Sunak pointed.

His Majesty The King meeting Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, at Buckingham Palace today. Image published by the Conservative Party on Facebook. To watch the original image and the coments on the post, click here

This government will have integrity, professionalism and accountability at every level.
Trust is earned. And I will earn yours. , ” he added.

Embracing the opportunity the Brexit provides

“I will always be grateful to Boris Johnson for his incredible achievements as Prime Minister, and I treasure his warmth and generosity of spirit.
And I know he would agree that the mandate my party earned in 2019 is not the sole property of any one individual, it is a mandate that belongs to and unites all of us.
And the heart of that mandate is our manifesto.
I will deliver on its promise.

A stronger NHS.
Better schools.
Safer streets.
Control of our borders.
Protecting our environment.
Supporting our armed forces.
Levelling up and building an economy that embraces the opportunities of Brexit, where businesses invest, innovate, and create jobs.,” the new Prime Minsiter underscored.

Supporting Ukraine as long as it takes

“I understand how difficult this moment is.
After the billions of pounds it cost us to combat Covid, after all the dislocation that caused, in the midst of a terrible war that must be seen successfully to its conclusions: I fully appreciate how hard things are.
And I understand too that I have work to do to restore trust after all that has happened,” Sunak pointed.

Serving and putting people’s needs above politics

“All I can say is that I am not daunted. I know the high office I have accepted and I hope to live up to its demands.
But when the opportunity to serve comes along, you cannot question the moment, only your willingness.
So I stand here before you ready to lead our country into the future.
To put your needs above politics.
To reach out and build a government that represents the very best traditions of my party.
Together we can achieve incredible things.
We will create a future worthy of the sacrifices so many have made and fill tomorrow, and everyday thereafter with hope.
Thank you,” he ended.

Image over the headline.- Rishi Sunak waves his hand to the press gathered before the black door at 10th Downing Street after delivering his speech.

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