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New British Prime Minister’s pledge to his people

BRITAIN’S new Prime Minister Keir Starmer has pledged to rebuild the country following years of political turmoil. In his first address outside 10 Downing Street, Starmer acknowledged the significant challenges ahead after his Labour Party’s landslide victory in the parliamentary election, which ended 14 years of Conservative rule.

Reuters reports that Starmer emphasized the need to rebuild trust in politics, stating, “This lack of trust can only be healed by actions, not words.” He promised that his government would serve all citizens, regardless of how they voted.

The news agency describes scenes reminiscent of Tony Blair’s 1997 arrival, with Starmer greeted by cheering crowds and taking time to shake hands with supporters. Starmer, as reported by Reuters, understood the disillusionment many Britons felt after years of scandal and chaos under the Conservatives, who suffered a historic defeat in Thursday’s election.

Reuters notes that Labour won more than 410 seats, an increase of 211, while the Conservatives lost 250 lawmakers. The election result, as described by Reuters, has upended British politics, with the Conservatives experiencing their worst performance in the party’s long history.

According to the report, outgoing Prime Minister Rishi Sunak apologized to the country and announced he would stay on as Conservative leader until a replacement is found.

Reuters highlights that despite Starmer’s convincing victory, polls suggested little enthusiasm for him or his party. The news agency also points out that Starmer faces numerous challenges, including a high tax burden, significant national debt, falling living standards, and struggling public services.

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The report mentions that Starmer has promised to improve relations with the European Union post-Brexit, though rejoining the EU is not on the agenda. Reuters also notes that Starmer has vowed to continue Britain’s support for Ukraine in its war against Russia.

In conclusion, Reuters emphasizes that this election victory represents a remarkable turnaround for Starmer and Labour, who were facing what some called an existential crisis just three years ago.

By The African Mirror

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