Liz Truss was sworn in as Britain’s new prime minister on Monday, replacing the controversial Boris Johnson as leader of Britain’s Conservative Party. The head of the United Kingdom is in dire straits due to the cost of living.
Two months after Johnson’s resignation, he was hit by several scandals. Government Formation announced that more than 172,000 of its affiliates have so far led the formation of the Minister of External Affairs. And take over the country.
The 47-year-old diplomat won by a margin of 81,326 votes against former finance minister Rishi Sunak’s 60,399. The 42-year-old billionaire former banker is the grandson of Indian immigrants.
Truss will be sworn in as the country’s third prime ministerAfter being more conservative Margaret Thatcher (1979-1990) Y Theresa May (2016-2019).
“It’s an honor”Truss said in his speech he paid tribute to Johnson for his work as the country’s leader since 2019, for implementing Brexit, overcoming the pandemic and Russian President Vladimir Putin for the invasion of Ukraine.
Truss also promised to get the country out of crisis Tax reductionsActions on Energy expenditure and incentives for economic growth.
“I will introduce a bold plan to cut taxes and grow our economy. I will deal with the energy crisis and citizens’ bills, but also the long-term problems we have with energy supply.He said.
The race for leadership began in July, when the controversial JJohnson was forced by his own party to resign.
Voting for members by mail and online closed Friday after what Truss described as an eight-week campaign “Longest job interview in history.”
However, the result does not necessarily represent the preferences of 67 million Britons.
In a Youkov poll in late August, 52% of respondents thought Truss would make a “bad” or “terrible” prime minister. 43% said they “don’t believe it at all” when responding to the rising cost of living problem.It has dominated the news for weeks.
Johnson and Truss will travel to Balmoral Castle in Scotland on Tuesday for their respective audiences with Queen Elizabeth II, 96. Johnson He will first formally submit his resignation to the sovereign And, immediately, Isabel II would invite Truss to form a government.
Once this draconian constitution was passed, The new prime minister will travel to London to appoint members of his administration.
The next Prime Minister “Britain to face worst entry for new prime minister since Thatcher”In words The Sunday Times.
The country is feeling the effects of 10% inflationFueled by rising energy prices, fueled by the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the use of gas as a political weapon, to the highest levels in 40 years.
Inflation took its toll during the summer strike in protestMainly in the transport sector.
Household energy bills will rise by 80% from October Millions of families face an agonizing dilemma this winter between eating and heating their homes.
Without government intervention, the Institute for Health Equity (IHE), the Center for Research on Inequalities, fears that there will be “Major humanitarian crisis” in the country This will push more than half of British households into energy poverty in January.
Households’ real disposable income will be reduced by 10% in line with inflation. This year and throughout next year, the biggest drop in living standards in a century, according to the Resolution Foundation think tank.
This means £3,000 ($3,500) less per year for the average family And “the crisis in living standards will extend beyond this winter into next year and into 2024,” the group added in another study published Thursday.
count People “living in absolute poverty” could increase by three millionA total of up to 14 million, according to the trust, means a further ten billion pounds of aid from the next government is inevitable.
According to several British media outlets, Truss mulls freezing energy prices
In fact, On Sunday he announced he would unveil a full tax cut plan to “kickstart the British economy” in “a month”. is on the brink of recession.
(With information from EFE and AFP)