Sunak calls for national polls

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has called for national polls to be held on July 4, months ahead before his term in office ends. Ground sentiments indicate that Britons would be opting against Sunak’s Conservatives for the opposition Labour after it held power for a good 14 years.

Sunak, 44, made the announcement outside his Downing Street office as heavy rain hit London yesterday.

“Now is the moment for Britain to choose its future and decide whether it wants to build on the progress we have made or risk going back to square one and no certainty,” he said.

“Over the next few weeks, I will fight for every vote, I will earn your trust and I will prove to you that only a Conservative government led by me will not put our hard earned economic stability at risk.

“On July 4 you (voters) have the choice and together we can stop the chaos, we can turn the page, we can start to rebuild Britain and change our country,” he said, in front of two Union Jack flags.”

Labour’s anthem for victory in 1997 under former prime minister Tony Blair could be heard being played from its office, not far from Downing Street when Sunak made the announcement.

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