British government system that is not working as it should, will put it on a ‘crisis foundation’: Sunak

London: Rishi Sunak launched a massive campaign this weekend on his mission to win the Conservative Party votes to elect their leader and on Saturday pledged to put the UK on “crisis ground” if he is elected prime minister.

The 42-year-old former adviser told The Times in an interview that a business-as-usual approach will not work in the face of the serious economic challenges facing the country.

“Since I was inside the government, I think the system is not working as it should. The challenges I’m talking about are not abstract, and they are not things that come along the long path,” he told the newspaper.

“They are challenges staring us in the face and a business-as-usual mentality will not eliminate them in dealing with them. So, from day one in office, I will put us on a crisis foundation.”

Ahead of a speech in Grantham, Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, hometown of England in the 1980s – ex-conservative leader both Sunak and her opponent Liz Truss, set a role model to appeal to traditional voters – the Southampton-born former banker turned Indian-born politician highlighted how it was formed His values ​​are deeply conservative through his family’s pharmaceutical business.

“I grew up in a house with conservative values ​​for the kitchen table, my mother ran a small business, and Margaret Thatcher talked about the family budget. We both care about what we leave for our children and grandchildren. Good money is the most conservative value. If we don’t stand up for it, I don’t know what the point of Conservative Party.

Besides tackling inflation as a national emergency, Sunak said his focus would also be on providing better value for money to the taxpayer-funded National Health Service (NHS) – a personal issue for him with his grandfather who just got out of an NHS hospital.

“This is personal to all of us, the backlog issue. He just literally came out and is very sick,” Sunak shared.

“We as a family have been so worried about everything for the past few weeks, it’s my last remaining grandfather. It would be unacceptable if millions upon millions of people were waiting so long for the treatment they deserved,” he said.

The Richmond MP in Yorkshire admitted he lost his family while campaigning and used video calls to keep in touch.

“Family is the core of who I am now. I really miss them a lot, they are in Yorkshire and I am here. We shoot every day. We shoot video every day. But it is different but they are used to it,” said Sunak, who is married to Akshata Murti, daughter of Narayana Murthy, co-founder of Infosys. that”.

As Prime Minister, you can expect that I will be someone who is incredibly supportive of families. Families are wonderful, families are doing something no government can hope to repeat. I wouldn’t be here without the love, support, sacrifice and kindness of my family in all its different ways. That’s why I think families are really special. As prime minister, I will certainly defend families.

As someone who swore allegiance to be elected as a Member of Parliament in the House of Commons in the ‘Bhagavad Gita’, the former Cabinet Minister said his Hindu faith gives him strength and recalls one of his ‘proud moments’ when the first British chancellor of Indian origin lit Diwali Dias outside No. 11 Downing Street.

“He. She [faith] It gives me strength, it gives me purpose. It is part of me. It was one of the proudest moments of being able to do this on the stairs of Downing Street. It was one of the proudest moments in the job I’ve had over the past two years. It means a lot to a lot of people and it’s great for our country.”

Sunak is competing head-to-head with Secretary of State Truss in the race to win Conservative Party members eligible to vote for their new party leader via postal ballot papers, which will be mailed early next month.

Contrary to his winning streak with his party’s MPs picking the final candidates in this month’s internal ballot, Sunak is now an underdog in the race to replace Boris Johnson as polls point to a comfortable lead for his opponent. Truss’ promise to cut taxes from day one is seen as just one of the factors behind this popularity.

There is also a large number of Conservative Party voters estimated at 180,000 who remain deeply loyal to Johnson and see Sunak as the minister responsible for his swift departure after the resignation of the former minister who launched the current events of the ruling party.

PTI

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