Of the 11 Tory lawmakers, eight have elected leaders of the Conservative Party and the U.S. The former Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, 42, led the race, followed by Foreign Secretary Liz Truss. The first phase of polling is scheduled for Wednesday afternoon, with candidates needing more than 30 MP votes to remain in the race.
Earlier on Tuesday, Mr Sunak defended PM Johnson at an event to launch his campaign for prime ministership. He He resigned from Mr Johnson’s cabinet last Tuesday citing differences with Mr Johnson. The prime minister announced on Thursday that he would step down in the near future after massive resignations from his government, which included dozens of lawmakers.
Mr Sunak said: “As a candidate, we are up to the British people to choose Boris as prime minister in 2019 to see why he is leaving office.” They said was something wrong with a process that looks at a meeting. The prime minister replaced him, with his successors “pulling the curtain and acting as if it was none other than theirs”.
Mr Sunak said Mr Johnson was one of the “most remarkable” people he had met and would not participate in rewriting the history of “Boris’ performance” by exaggerating his faults.
Breaking the rules
Mr Sunak, like his former boss, was criticized and fined for breaking coronavirus lockdown rules by attending Mr Johnson’s birthday party in Downing Street in June 2020. Infosys founder N.R. Akshata’s daughter is from Murthy. Narayana Murthy was also in the limelight because his wife had saved by paying taxes on her foreign income as a UK immigrant.
Despite being a public servant in the UK, his U.S. He was also criticized for being on the ‘green card’. If elected to lead the Tories, Mr Sunak would be Britain’s first non-white prime minister of Indian origin.
Others who qualified on Tuesday included Trade Minister Penny Mordent and former Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt. Another former health secretary, Sajid Javid, who, like Mr Sunak, resigned on Tuesday last week, is out of the race. Conservative Party members will eventually choose between the two candidates, with results expected on 5 September.
Mr Sunak received a lot of support on Tuesday: he was introduced at the event by Deputy Prime Minister and Justice Secretary Dominic Raab. Transportation Secretary Grant Schap, who had previously been in the race, withdrew from the race and was also present at the campaign event. Announced by former Health Secretary Matt Hancock that he is backing the former chancellor.
Home Secretary Priti Patel, the architect of Britain’s controversial policy to relocate refugees arriving in Rwanda, said on Tuesday that she would not join the race.
Focus on steering the UK economy
The Central to Mr craze campaign is pushing the UK economy to a better level. He said on Tuesday he planned to run the economy through the “headwinds” he was facing. According to the Bank of England, inflation is expected to reach 11% this year, although it is expected to decrease in 2023. Mr. Sunak He said he would cut taxes once inflation comes under control.
“It’s not a question of when,” he said.
Mr Sunak on Tuesday also pledged to stick to Mr Johnson’s North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) pledge that the UK would increase its defense spending to 2.5% of GDP by 2030 (ie, above NATO’s 2K annual target). %). He said the NATO guidelines are a “floor and not a ceiling” and that his approach to defense spending would be “risk-based”.
The Tories sort through their candidates to find a leader, Labor will introduce a no-confidence motion in the British Parliament on Wednesday – a move to stop Mr. Boris Johnson from continuing on Downing Street until 5 September. If this move is successful, then elections can be held in the country.