The ruling Conservative Party could say goodbye to winning the UK’s next general election, which will take place around 2024, unless rising inflation is quickly brought under control. minister.
The British Indian former chancellor reiterated his earlier warnings about leadership rival Liz Truss’s policy promise of around £30bn in immediate tax cuts as inflationary, threatening to prolong the ongoing economic crisis. Mr Sunak has instead pitched his policy tent around tax cuts further down the line, once inflation has been brought under control.
“I am particularly concerned about policies that could exacerbate the risk and last longer,” said 42-year-old Mr Sunak at a campaign rally in Eastbourne on England’s south-east coast on Friday evening.
“Because this is a problem that’s not just for this winter. It’s also a problem for next winter, and after, because, as the Bank of England said, they’re concerned that inflation is getting embedded. Then there’s no hope.” that we’re going to win that next election Absolutely no… And if we don’t get a handle on this and get a handle on it soon, then we can say goodbye to winning that next election So, the first thing to say to ourselves in a position to win is to get through inflation and get through it quickly and not make things worse,” he said.
Earlier this week, the Bank of England warned that inflation — currently 9.4 percent — could peak at more than 13 percent and remain at “very high levels” for much of next year, before eventually returning to its normal level. target of 2 percent by 2024.
Truss, who has pledged to roll back some of the tax hikes introduced when Mr Sunak was chancellor, challenged the Bank of England’s bleak forecast.
Her own speech at the hustings was briefly interrupted by protesters at the hustings when environmental protesters took part in an action by the Green New Deal Rising group during the event, rising one by one from the crowd to loudly say to the aspiring Prime Minister: “Liz Truss, you should be ashamed of yourself.”
A live stream of the robberies on the Conservative Party’s website was briefly halted as the protesters were removed from the venue.
Both candidates are on an intense campaign path across the UK to win the votes of the members of the Tory party, to be cast by post or online by September 2. The results will be announced on September 5, when the new Conservative Party leader will immediately take charge at 10 Downing Street.
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