Britain’s new Prime Minister Rishi Sunak delivers a speech outside Number 10 Downing Street, in London, Britain, October 25, 2022.”I will bring our nation together through action rather than just rhetoric. I’ll put in consistent effort to meet your needs, Sunak promised. Tuesday was Rishi Sunak’s first speech as British Prime Minister. He recognised Liz Truss’ errors and committed to heal the economy, lead with integrity, and uphold the Conservative Party’s 2019 campaign commitments.
I would like to honour my predecessor Liz Truss. She was right to desire to boost the nation’s economic growth. It is a worthy goal. I also respected her determination to bring about change. However, certain errors were committed without malice or malicious intent. And part of the reason I was chosen to be your prime minister and the head of my party is to repair them.
“The economic situation in our nation is dire. The effects of Covid are still felt today. Energy markets and supply networks throughout the world have become unstable as a result of Putin’s conflict in Ukraine. I’ll prioritise fostering trust and economic stability as the top priorities for our administration. This will result in future difficult decisions.
“Boris Johnson has done an amazing job as prime minister, and I will always be thankful for that, as well as for his warmth and generosity of spirit.”
“I will bring our nation together through action rather than just rhetoric. I’ll put forth consistent effort to meet your needs. At every level, our government will be honest, competent, and accountable. Trust must be gained, and I will do just that.
“I will deliver on (our manifesto’s) 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.”