The Prime Minister of Britain Rishi Sunak pledged today to reduce inflation, tackle the health care crisis and curb illegal immigration, outlining his government’s priorities amid social unrest in the country.
In his first speech of 2023, the Conservative Prime Minister gave “five promises“, the “five foundations on which we will build a better future for our children and grandchildren”, as he said, without however presenting any new measures.
Two years before the next general election, the opposition Labor party is leading the polls by a margin. Alongside, successive strikes are called, especially in the health and transport sectors. The crisis of the public health system, which is on the verge of collapse, worries the British.
“We will halve inflation this year (…) we will boost the economy, creating good-paying jobs and opportunities across the country,” Sunak said.
The Prime Minister he also promised to reduce the country’s debt, which has increased since mid-2021, due to inflation reaching 11%.
His pledge to halve inflation is in line with the central bank’s forecasts.
Sunak also committed to reduce patient waiting in the public health system, which has reached its limits after ten years of austerity and due to the pandemic.
He also reiterated that he will adopt “new laws» to stop small boats arriving in the country but also to quickly deport illegal immigrants.
More than 45,000 migrants crossed the English Channel in 2022 to reach Britain, a record number. In 2021, 27 people died in an inflatable boat wreck.
“These are the priorities of the people (…) the priorities of the governmentRishi Sunak assured, according to the Athens News Agency, asking the British to judge his government “based on the efforts it will make and the results it will achieve”.
Responding to this speech, Labour’s No 2, Angela Rayner, accused the Prime Minister of “does nothing». He also commented that “for weeks” there had been a lot of buzz about presenting Sunak’s “big vision”. “Now that he has announced it, the country has the right to ask: is this all?” Rayner said.
Source: News Beast
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