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Rishi Sunak’s first speech as PM envisions difficult decisions for the UK

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According to the BBC.

Rishi Sunak has warned of “difficult decisions” ahead as his government grapples with a “profound economic crisis”, in his first speech as prime minister.

He said he had been elected as Tory leader to “fix” the “mistakes” made by his predecessor, Liz Truss.

Mr. Sunak promised to deliver the manifesto that won the Conservatives a landslide election victory in 2019.

His speech outside No. 10 came after he was appointed PM by King Charles.

After warning Tory MPs to unite or risk political oblivion, Mr. Sunak, the first British Asian prime minister, is scheduled to introduce his cabinet this afternoon.

There was no need for a vote among Tory members because a substantial majority of those MPs supported him for the leadership and his only remaining competitor Penny Mordaunt withdrew.

Ms. Truss’ bumpy premiership came to an end on Monday with Mr. Sunak’s effective coronation as Tory leader, just 49 days after she took office.

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