Referring to a “difficult” year in 2022, the Prime Minister hopes that “2023 will allow us to show the best of Britain on the world stage”.
British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak defended budget decisions in his New Year’s greetings on Saturday”tough but fairtaken in light of rising prices and said he reckoned the coronation of Charles III would bring Britain together in 2023.
“2022 has been a difficult year“, declares the head of government in his wishes issued by Downing Street, noting the effects of the pandemic and the invasion”barbaricfrom Ukraine. “Many of you have felt the effects directly. That is why my government has taken tough but fair decisions to bring borrowing and debt under control“, he says and believes that it had made it possible to put a shield on energy prices, which had already almost doubled.
The Conservative leader came to power in October after Liz Truss’s brief stint in Downing Street, whose plans for massive, unfunded tax cuts spooked markets. In response, Rishi Sunak reversed almost all of these measures, resulting in a tax hike. He also rejects the wage increases demanded by public service workers such as nurses, paramedics, border police, whose recent strikes in the face of inflation (more than 10%) have fueled social movements unprecedented in decades.
“I won’t pretend that all our problems will disappear in the new year. But 2023 will give us the opportunity to showcase the best of Britain on the world stagehe said, citing support for Ukraine and the coronation of Charles III scheduled for May 6 following his accession to the throne on September 8 following the death of Elizabeth II.
“In this historic year of His Majesty the King’s coronation, we will come together with pride in all that makes this country great“, he emphasized. According to the British press, if the palace is preparing a more modest and modern coronation than Elizabeth II in 1953, it also intends to take advantage of this spectacle broadcast around the world to make it a showcase for the country.