Rishi Sunak marks 100 days as UK prime minister with a daunting list of problems to fix, from soaring inflation to strikes and sleaze, before the 2024 election.
Problems mount as Sunak reaches 100 days as UK PM
UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has angry unions to the left of him, anxious Conservative Party MPs to the right and, in the middle, millions of voters he must win over to avert electoral defeat.
It’s a daunting situation for Sunak, who on Thursday marks 100 days in office, more than twice the number of his ill-fated predecessor, Liz Truss. Installed as Conservative leader after Truss’ plan for huge tax cuts sparked panic, the 42-year-old Sunak calmed markets and averted economic meltdown after he became prime minister on October 25.
Next, Britain’s youngest leader for two centuries – and its first prime minister of South Asian heritage – has promised to tame inflation, get the economy growing, ease pressure on the healthcare system and “restore the integrity back into politics” after years of scandals under former prime minister Boris Johnson.
Easier said than done.