Rishi Sunak: First Speech as U.K. Prime Minister

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Rishi Sunak: First Speech as U.K. Prime Minister

Learn English with Rishi Sunak’s Speech. In his first address speech as Britain’s prime minister in Downing Street, Rishi Sunak vowed to lead a government of “integrity, professionalism and accountability at every level.” The British politician Rishi Sunak has been Prime Minister since 25 October 2022 and Leader of the Conservative Party since 24 October 2022.


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Rishi Sunak Quote: Mistakes were made, will fix them.

“Mistakes were made, will fix them.” Rishi Sunak

Rishi Sunak | FULL TRANSCRIPT:

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.

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 destabilized 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.

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