'I am the underdog', says UK PM candidate Sunak

GRANTHAM (ENGLAND): Former British finance minister Rishi Sunak, one of the two remaining candidates to become Britain’s next prime minister, on Saturday described himself as the underdog in the contest.
Sunak’s resignation helped trigger a revolt that saw Prime Minister Boris Johnson agree to step down after a series of scandals. Members of the ruling Conservative Party will vote for a successor over the summer, with an announcement due on Sept. 5.
Sunak led all rounds of the voting among Conservative Party lawmakers to reduce the field to two candidates.
But it is foreign secretary Liz Truss who seems to have gained the advantage so far among the 200,000 members of the governing party who will ultimately choose the winner.
Truss held a 24-point lead over Sunak in a YouGov poll of Conservative Party members published on Thursday.
“Be in no doubt, I am the underdog,” Sunak said in a speech in Grantham, central England, the birthplace of former prime minister Margaret Thatcher.
Truss would be only Britain’s third female prime minister after Thatcher and Theresa May while Sunak would be the country’s first leader of Indian origin.
“The forces that be want this to be a coronation for the other candidate but I think members want a choice and they are prepared to listen,” he said.
So far the focus has been on pledges, or non-pledges, to cut taxes, at a time when many people are struggling, along with defence spending and energy policy.
In his speech Sunak, laid out his Thatcherite credentials, promising careful management of the economy before tax cuts. He criticised as arbitrary Truss’ pledge to increase defence spending to 3% of GDP by 2030.
In an interview for Saturday’s Times newspaper, Sunak said he would put the government on a crisis footing on taking office.

Source link

Related posts:

Kanta Laga Fame Shefali Jariwala Campaigned For Bsp Candidate In Mathura Mant - Up Election 2022: मथ...
Uae Destroys Houthi Missile During Israeli President Isaac Herzog Visit - यूएई: इस्राइली राष्ट्रपति ...
पाकिस्तान के मोहम्मद रिजवान की नजर बांग्लादेश में बल्लेबाजी पर ज्यादा क्रिकेट खबर
Up election 2022 muslim representation in up vidhan sabha after independence yogi adityanath 80 vs 2...
Dosti Anokhi: फरवरी के पहले सोमवार से शुरू होगी रिश्तों की ये नई कहानी, राजेंद्र गुप्ता संग डेब्यू क...
Pro Kabaddi 2002 Ajay Thakur Injured Will Not Play From Dabang Delhi Team - दबंग दिल्ली: चोट के कारण...
Many Unreserved Trains Will Run From Today - आज से चलेंगी कई अनारक्षित ट्रेनें
Himachal election commission ceo ias c palrasu viral video hpvk
Girlfriend send hairy leg photo to boyfriend man gives gross reaction breakup ashas
Centre government may trim subsidy bill next fiscal year
Closing bell: Market closed with decline, Sensex fell 949 points | गिरावट के साथ बंद हुआ बाजार, सेंस...
Shahjahanpur rally pm modi talks about sotiganj
Bjp Jan Vishwas Yatra Will Reached Agra Road Show - भाजपा की जन विश्वास यात्रा: रोड शो के रूप में नि...
Himachal Weather Report hail storm in mandi fresh snowfall in lahaul spiti yellow alert issued hpvk
Year Ender 2021 Sapna Choudhary appeared in 12 different look See VIDEO an
Ind Vs Sa 1st Test Day 5 Centurion Weather Forecast Updates Can Rain Disrupt Game On Fifth Day Of Fi...

Leave a Comment