New Prime Minister Keir Starmer vows to ‘rebuild’ UK

New Prime Minister Keir Starmer vows to ‘rebuild’ UK
New Prime Minister Keir Starmer vows to ‘rebuild’ UK

The new Prime Minister believes that it will take time but he assures that “the work of change begins now”. He wants in particular to tackle the crisis in public services.

The new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Keir Starmer has promised change. The former lawyer, who led his party to a landslide victory in the general election on Thursday, July 4, spoke for the first time outside 10 Downing Street, the residence of the head of the British government.

“If I ask you, ‘Do you think the country will be better off in the future?’ many of you will say no,” he said. “My government will fight every day until you believe that tomorrow will be better.”

This “loss of trust” in institutions can be stopped by “actions” and not by “words” according to Keir Starmer. To do this, the new Prime Minister has promised to “rebuild” a country whose economy has been seriously weakened by Brexit and still bears the scars of the Covid-19 pandemic.

“It will take some time, but have no doubt that the work of change begins immediately. Have no doubt that we will rebuild Britain by creating wealth in every community,” Keir Starmer said.

“Public services policy”

The main concern of the British after the cost of living and immigration, the crisis in public services, which fuels the feeling of economic decline across the Channel, has emerged as one of the major themes of the legislative campaign.

“Our country voted overwhelmingly for change and the return of a public services policy,” he stressed before adding, “our public services are a privilege.”

The flagship measure of the Labour programme to achieve this: increasing taxes in order to renovate hospitals and schools, which have been battered by almost two decades of Conservative governments.

The policy pursued by the new government should, however, respect certain rules laid down by the conservatives, such as budgetary seriousness. “I am one of the politicians who are for stability and moderation,” he agreed.

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