UK’s New PM Sunak Vows To Fix Truss ‘Mistakes’

Britain’s outgoing Prime Minister Liz Truss walks away from the podium after delivering her final speech outside 10 Downing Street in central London, before heading to Buckingham Palace to give her resignation, on October 25, 2022. – Rishi Sunak will on Tuesday be appointed Britain’s third prime minister this year, after outgoing leader Liz Truss submits her resignation to King Charles III, Downing Street said. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS / AFP)

 

New British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on Tuesday vowed to fix the errors made by his predecessor Liz Truss while warning of “difficult” decisions ahead.

Speaking on the steps of Downing Street after being appointed premier by King Charles III, Sunak spoke of Truss’s “noble” aims but said some “mistakes” had been made.

“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,” he said.

He said however he wanted to “pay tribute” to Truss whose tenure as leader lasted just seven weeks.

Her tax-slashing budget sparked economic and political turmoil.

“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 born of ill will or bad intentions, but mistakes nonetheless,” he said.

“And I have been elected as leader of my party — your prime minister — in part to fix them, and that work begins immediately,” he added.

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