Sunak takes office as UK prime minister amid economic crisis

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on Tuesday became the UK’s third prime minister this year to address an economic crisis that has left the UK financially precarious and millions of people struggling to pay for food and energy. I was assigned a mission. The first leader of the people of color met Charles III at Buckingham Palace, and the king formally asked the new leader of the ruling Conservative Party to form a government according to tradition. After the end of Liz Truss’s short and disastrous tenure, he hopes to stabilize the economy slipping into a recession and prevent his popularity from plummeting. She forced the Bank of England to intervene by weakening Britain’s fragile economy and annihilating the authority of the Truss within her party. As the youngest British leader in 200 years, 42-year-old Sunakk acknowledged the skepticism of the British public tired of the Conservative soap operas, alerted to the scale and economic situation of his challenge. “I fully understand how difficult the situation is,” Sunak said outside the prime minister’s 10th Downing Street mansion. “And I also understand that there is work to be done to restore trust after it all has happened. All I can say is that I am not intimidated.” Sunak immediately began filling positions in his government, trying to build his reputation in the government by attracting people from the other side of the Conservative Party. His first move was to eliminate about a dozen members of the Truss Cabinet, aiming to form a cabinet with the ability to erase the memories of mistakes and U-turns of the past few months. However, the center-right divide is still deep over big issues such as immigration and relations with Europe. Scandal-stricken former Boris Johnson with an ally of the government relegated Truss can now nurture workers’ dissatisfaction in the back seat of Congress during the COVID-19 pandemic. They want to control inflation and government debt. A wave of wage strikes that have already been witnessed by railroad workers, telecommunications workers, garbage collectors, lawyers and wharf workers is likely to spread. Johnson. He said his government will “have integrity, professionalism and accountability at all levels.” Opponents have already described Sunak as irrelevant to public concern because of Sunak’s privileged private school background, his previous career as a hedge fund manager and vast fortune. “Sunak isn’t a particularly popular prime minister, but he takes office because of his reputation for being economically capable,” said Alan Wager, a researcher at British think tank. “The problem is that he will be seen as someone who is not on the side of people. He is generally considered an out-of-contact person.” Most of Sunak’s fortune comes through his wife Akshata Murty, the billionaire founder of Indian IT company Infosys. According to the Sunday Times Rich List, the couple is worth £730 million ($826 million), and as of April 2022, Murty has paid no UK taxes on her overseas income. The practice was legal, and Murty soon agreed to give up on it, but things didn’t seem right at the time when millions of Britons struggled to make a living. The government plans to raise billions of pounds (dollars) to fill the fiscal hole caused by soaring inflation and recession, exacerbated by Truss’s precarious tenure. The statement, which features tax increases and spending cuts, is currently due to be presented to Congress by Treasury Secretary Jeremy Hunt on Monday, was appointed by Truss two weeks ago and maintained by Sunak. He was originally brought in to stabilize the market, and removing him would have triggered a new vibration. Truss left on Tuesday after making her defiant public statement outside 10 Downing Street, seven weeks after she was appointed prime minister. She announced her resignation on Thursday, acknowledging that she was unable to implement her economic plan. Truss defended her low-tax vision and her short and furious tenure with her outgoing words. She was bold and wished Sunak success, saying, “Our country continues to fight through the storm” to tackle the challenges we face. Sunak’s victory was a surprising turn of fate just weeks after losing to Truss in the Conservative elections. He is substituted for Johnson. Party members opted for tax cuts on his warning that inflation should be curbed, and Sunak was elected Conservative party leader after becoming the only candidate to nominate 100 candidates from his fellow lawmakers to run for party elections. Sunak defeated Penny Mordaunt, a competitor who could get a job in his government, and ousted Johnson, who rushed to support a return candidate from the Caribbean vacation but didn’t get enough support to run. Conservative MP Victoria Atkins, a Sunak ally, says the tumultuous party will “stabilize” under the new leader. “We all understand now that we really have to go after Rishi,” she said.
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