RISHI SUNAK has just entered the most dangerous phase of his prime ministerial career. And it was at this point that it was easy to determine whether he would be in the No10 position.
After working all week to get a Brexit deal for Northern Ireland. Now he had to face the task of selling to his own party.
And it’s clear that Boris Johnson, his mortal enemy. May lead another massive mutiny this week against Sunak. with the goal of overthrowing the prime minister
There is also growing panic in the Tory over the remaining Brexit issue in Northern Ireland, distracting both the government and the country from other pressing issues.
Not what Brexit was meant to do now, voters are asking.
Sunak has been at the top for four months now. But support for the Tories remains as flat as the pancake voters thrown last week.
in opinion polls The Conservatives received a dismal 26 percent average and trailed Kear. Starmer and the Labor Party surprisingly reached 21 points.
Unless something changes — and they change quickly — then Sunak and his gang are heading for a bigger purge than the one delivered by Tony Blair in 1997.
and other warning lights on the dashboard flash red.
Ask people what they think will best handle the economy and Brexit, and many now say Starmer rather than Sunak (although the winner by a mile wasn’t them).
So what can Sunak do to change the political equality of the Titanic?
With rumors of a general election next spring He and his team are betting that when they get past the troubles in Northern Ireland. They will be able to win the whole country by passing the “five tests”.
They pledged to halve inflation. create better paying jobs Reduce the UK’s overwhelming public debt. Cut the NHS waiting list and stop small boats in the straits.
And there are early signs that Sunak is beginning to do so.
Inflation recently dropped to a five-month low of 10.1 percent, while City geeks last week predicted inflation would fall below 2 percent before 2024.
And other new information is better than expected.
In the first 10 months of the 2022/23 financial year, the UK borrowed £30bn less than expected, while businesses and gamblers were busier than expected. This is an important signal that will help us avoid the Great Recession.
As usual, the experts who predicted England would collapse and go up in flames were wrong . . . again.
If things go in this direction Sunak will be able to go to this country next year. with his key message that I said “We are above the worst. We’re changing things. Don’t let the Labor Party ruin it.”
And by standing up against Nicola Sturgeon’s insane attempt to legally allow 16-year-olds to change their gender, Sunak not only helped topple the SNP leadership and strengthen the union. But it also showed the MPs worried that he was ready to take a stand in the culture war.
But make no mistake, there are still many challenges.
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In addition to the ongoing drama in Northern Ireland, Many conservatives are understandably arguing that better-than-expected economic news will pave the way for tax cuts next year or sooner.
Why, they ask, when Britain needs more investment than ever? Is the government about to raise corporate tax from 19 percent to 25 percent?
they have a point
And then there’s the small boat.
Sunak can understand the fact that when Keir Starmer set Labor’s five goals this week, he wasn’t talking about the immigration crisis.
But while this makes it an open target for the prime minister. He could only kick the ball in if his government had control of the broken system.
last week It was revealed that there were almost 90,000 asylum seekers in the UK last year. which is the highest number in nearly 20 years.
Is this the “control” that people think they get when they vote for Brexit? Of course not — it’s the complete opposite.
The point largely also marked Sunak’s widespread consensus among voters and MPs that he continued to fail to make the most of Brexit.
The UK outside the EU is supposed to be a low tax country. low regulation have low immigration But turned out to be a country with high taxes. highly regulated and high immigration
And very little progress has been made in signing new trade agreements.
Then there’s Boris, who declined to support Sunak’s plan to fix Northern Ireland, stressing that the former prime minister remains focused on the top job.
So make no mistake — the clock is most definitely moving forward.
And Sunak is not helped by the fact that local elections are coming soon. this on the red wall seat in the spring
In short, my view is that he and his team need to work harder and faster to show voters and MPs that they prioritize the top 5 in local elections on the day. May 4
because if not I suspect that before long we will all hear a chorus of sounds in Westminster saying three words: Bring Boris back.