Britain’s King Charles asked Rishi Sunak to form a new government on Tuesday afternoon. The Conservative politician accepted his commission and was subsequently appointed Prime Minister.
After Liz Truss announced her resignation last week, Sunak won the Conservative party election for a new leader and, thus, British Prime Minister. It was the first time that Charles appointed a new head of government. Sunak is the 57th Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and already the third this year.
“Country is struggling with the deep economic crisis.”
During his maiden speech in front of 10 Downing Street, Rishi Sunak said his country is facing a “deep economic crisis”. For a new pupper, which, according to Sky News, would have cost between £2,000 and £4,000, the former Chancellor of the Exchequer said he had accepted King Charles’ invitation to form a new government.
According to the new Conservative head of government, the United Kingdom is struggling with a “deep economic crisis”. In addition, the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic is “prolonged”, and Putin poses a threat in Ukraine.
Sunak complimented his predecessor Liz Truss and said she was eager to create change. But “some mistakes were made”. “I have been appointed leader of the party and your prime minister, in part to resolve it, and that work begins now,” said the new prime minister, who also paid tribute to Boris Johnson.
Sunak promised that he would ensure economic stability. But that does mean there will be “difficult decisions,” a hint at expected budget cuts, according to Sky News.
There was also a promise that the country would take precedence over politics. “I will not unite our country with words but with deeds,” the new head of government promised. “Together, we can achieve incredible things.”