PM candidate Sunak declares emergency situation in UK Rising inflation, poor health care system and migration crisis are forcing the UK authorities to declare a state of emergency in the country and develop a program to address it, said PM candidate Rishi Sunak
Ex-minister Prime Minister Candidate Rishi Sunak
The UK is facing an emergency on five fronts, former Finance Minister and Prime Minister candidate Rishi Sunak told The Times.
He explained that British families are incurring huge costs due to rising inflation, the National Health Service is under unsustainable pressure and could collapse, and the public believes that the government has lost control of the borders because of illegal migrants.
« ;I think the system just doesn't work the way it should. The challenges I'm talking about are not abstract. These are problems that stare us in the face, and the normal business mentality will not help to cope with them. So from the first day I'm in office, I'm going to declare a state of emergency, — said Sunak.
For these reasons, he decided to announce a five-pronged national crisis program in the coming weeks and challenge the Foreign Secretary and his electoral rival, Liz Truss.
This June Inflation in the UK reached 9.4%, according to the Office for National Statistics. The last time the figure was higher was only in February 1982— 10.2%, and the historical maximum refers to August 1975— 24.5%.
At the same time, the migration crisis worsened in the country. The number of illegal migrants who cross the English Channel by boat in January & July of this year amounted to 15,107 people, the Daily Mail wrote, citing government data. This is twice as much as in the same period last year.
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In addition, the British complained about the work of the National Health Service, which could no longer cope with requests for operations, wrote City A.M. According to the publication, in May this year, the number of Brits on the waiting list for procedures reached 2.4 million people, they are forced to wait more than 18 weeks. At the same time, another 331,000 citizens have been waiting for treatment for more than a year.
As a result, the number of outstanding applications exceeded 6.6 million, and the proportion of people paying for surgeries on their own has grown by 29% since 2019.
July 7, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced his resignation due to the decision of the Conservative Party, whose head he was. He promised that the British authorities would continue to support Ukraine's fight for freedom. The politician remained in office while the new Prime Minister was elected.
By July 20, only Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss remained in the election race. According to the results of the last parliamentary round, Sunak was ahead of Truss. Voting will run until September 2nd. The name of the new Prime Minister of Great Britain will be announced on September 5.
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