4 Jan 2023

Rishi Sunak speech: five pledges and “the people’s priorities” explained

Political Editor

2023 began with strikes and crises in the NHS and with the cost of living. But, in his first major speech since entering Number 10, Rishi Sunak made five pledges that he claimed would deliver “peace of mind” to Britain.

He said there were no tricks or ambiguity in the commitments he was making. But the Labour Party said his promises were so easy he would struggle not to keep them.