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UK PM Rishi Sunak celebrates first 100 days in office

UK PM Rishi Sunak celebrates first 100 days in office

 

By Christian George

The British Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, celebrated his first 100 days in office this week.

Reaching his first 100 days was enough reason to celebrate as his predecessor, Liz Truss, only lasted 49 days, the shortest in history.

His first 100 days at Downing Street was welcomed with some of the worst public sector strikes in modern history.

This week had rail networks being brought to a standstill. Schools were forced to close while universities were left with no choice than to cancel lectures.

Unions say this is the biggest single day of walkouts in more than a decade where half a million workers went on strike across the country.

The International Monetary Fund forecasts Britain as the only G7 economy to shrink in 2023.

The health sector is near collapse as millions are suffering amid a cost of living crisis.

Sunak was forced to sack the chairman of his political party, Cabinet Minister Nadhim Zahawi, last weekend for a serious breach of the Ministerial Code, following days of criticism over his personal tax arrangements, according to CNN report.

Sunak was said to have instructed his ethics adviser to investigate Zahawi following claims he had paid a penalty as part of a reported £4.8 million settlement with tax officials.

Reports have it that he not declare the dispute with tax authorities.

Sunak’s hammer may also fall on his deputy, Dominic Raab, this week on account of multiple claims of bullying civil servants over a number of years.

Other members of his cabinet are facing scrutiny, especially those who seem to be loyal.

However, the poll rating for Sunak’s Conservative Party seems slightly better than when he first took office and his personal approval ratings also leave much to be desired.

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