On Tuesday, the newly elected British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak vowed to correct the mistakes committed by his predecessor Liz Truss while announcing “difficult” decisions ahead.
Sunak, who had just been named premier by King Charles III, talked on the steps of Downing Street about Truss’s “noble” goals but acknowledged that some “mistakes” had been made.
“Right now our country is facing a profound economic crisis, the aftermath of Covid still lingers, Putin’s war in Ukraine has destabilised energy markets and supply chains the world over,” he said.
Sunak, however, wanted to “pay tribute” to Truss whose tenure as leader lasted just seven weeks.
Her tax-slashing budget sparked economic and political turmoil.
“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 born of ill will or bad intentions, but mistakes nonetheless,” he said.
“And I have been elected as leader of my party — your prime minister — in part to fix them, and that work begins immediately,” he added