Rishi Sunak: Ad hoc, Indian and UK’s new Prime Minister

“Good morning,

I have just been to Buckingham Palace and accepted His Majesty The King’s invitation to form a government in his name.

It is only right to explain why I am standing here as your new Prime Minister.

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.

I want to pay tribute to my predecessor Liz Truss, 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 borne of ill will or bad intentions. Quite the opposite, in fact. But mistakes nonetheless. 

And I have been elected as leader of my party, and your Prime Minister, in part, to fix them.

And that work begins immediately.

I will place economic stability and confidence at the heart of this government’s agenda. 

This will mean difficult decisions to come.

But you saw me during Covid, doing everything I could, to protect people and businesses, with schemes like furlough.

There are always limits, more so now than ever, but I promise you this

I will bring that same compassion to the challenges we face today.

The government I lead will not leave the next generation, your children and grandchildren, with a debt to settle that we were too weak to pay ourselves. 

I will unite our country, not with words, but with action. 

I will work day in and day out to deliver for you.

This government will have integrity, professionalism and accountability at every level.

Trust is earned. And I will earn yours.

I will always be grateful to Boris Johnson for his incredible achievements as Prime Minister, and I treasure his warmth and generosity of spirit.

And I know he would agree that the mandate my party earned in 2019 is not the sole property of any one individual, it is a mandate that belongs to and unites all of us.

And the heart of that mandate is our manifesto.

I will deliver on its 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.

I understand how difficult this moment is.

After the billions of pounds it cost us to combat Covid, after all the dislocation that caused in the midst of a terrible war that must be seen successfully to its conclusions I fully appreciate how hard things are.

And I understand too that I have work to do to restore trust after all that has happened.

All I can say is that I am not daunted. I know the high office I have accepted and I hope to live up to its demands.

But when the opportunity to serve comes along, you cannot question the moment, only your willingness.

So I stand here before you ready to lead our country into the future. 

To put your needs above politics.

To reach out and build a government that represents the very best traditions of my party.

Together we can achieve incredible things.

We will create a future worthy of the sacrifices so many have made and fill tomorrow, and everyday thereafter with hope.

Thank you.”

These were the words of the newly elected Prime Minister at the parliament speech day following his appointment. Rishi Sunak was appointed prime minister on the 25th of October 2022 after meeting with King Charles III at Buckingham Palace.


42-year old Rishi Sunak of Indian descent has held the positions of chief secretary to the treasurer(2019-2020) and Chancellor to the Exchequer(2020-2022) before being premiered into the frontier of PM yesterday. He is said to be the youngest prime minister in the chronology of the UK cabinet, an elite member of the parliament and a candidate of the Conservative party.

Rishi Sunak is married to Akshata Murty, daughter of N.R.Narayana Murty, an Indian billionaire and their inion blessed with two daughters. Rishi is a Southampton citizen attending the prestigious Winchester school and moving onto Oxford and Stanford University eventually working in the financial sector for Goldman Sachs. Rishi has been making small waves on entering the parliament in 2015 up until Johnson gave him the role of chancellor which took an upheaval on the strike of COVID where he was encumbered with filling the country’s media in on the financial affects and his plans on how to set everything back on course.

Amid the lumbering situation, Rishi was able to make astounding wins by strategizing a furlough scheme that aided citizens who the lockdown was dealing a huge financial blow due to a hiatus or infeasible effect at their workplaces. He was commended and credited by all alongside those who alleged him chicken-hearted about his plans in the first place. He was put out of place with a turn of events when Johnson was involved with the police concerning broken lockdown rules and Rishi was dragged alongside his superior but escaped by the skin of his teeth because his previous kind deeds was a moral flagbearer of the goodness within.

Liz Truss was voted the new PM on the 6th of September 2022 following an imbroglio of resignations by both Rishi and his colleague Javid which forced Johnson to leave as well. Rishi was always the party’s numero uno which brought the offer back on the table after Truss’s resignation, this time with a unanimous solidarity of choice.

Rishi Sunak is here, what next?

Rishi has promised the people that their progeny will inherit no debts whatsoever from his administration which was not able to be cleared off, furthermore, expressing his hope to bring the nation together by deeds rather than rhetoric; putting in efforts to cater to all needs on the gauge of an honest and accountable government. He has promised to strengthen the Indian-UK relationship as well. Rishi is ready to work hard to earn the trust of the masses but he also must be ready for the impending government budget proclamation on how he will close the budgetary gap made worse by Truss’ economic strategy and inflation.

If voters are suffering the effects of higher taxes, rising energy costs and stagnant salaries, how will Rishi lead the Conservatives to success in the upcoming general election which is scheduled to take place by the end of 2024? his only chance could be to separate himself from the more detrimental aspects of the Conservative legacy, like the state of the NHS today, industrial disputes and persistent underfunding of public services and align himself with the more advantageous aspects such as a high rate of youth employment. With the shocking emergence of a prime minister in this whole economical brouhaha, we can only hope that Rishi would put things in place in due time.

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