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Rishi Sunak Announces 4 July General Election

London, May 22, 2024, The Europe Today: In a significant political announcement, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak declared a general election set for 4 July in a statement delivered outside Downing Street. Addressing the nation amid pouring rain, Sunak reflected on key challenges and achievements during his tenure, including the government’s handling of the Covid pandemic, the implementation of the furlough scheme, and the response to the war in Ukraine. Emphasizing the critical question facing voters, he asked, “Who do you trust?”

Sunak expressed pride in his government’s accomplishments, particularly in areas such as NHS spending and education. The announcement, marked by the unexpected backdrop of Labour’s 1997 election anthem “Things Can Only Get Better” playing from a nearby street, set the stage for an intense election campaign.

Labour leader Keir Starmer responded swiftly, calling the election the “moment the country’s been waiting for.” He spoke of the need for “patience and determination” to unlock the UK’s “pride and potential,” signaling Labour’s readiness to challenge the current administration and present their vision for the country’s future. As the political landscape heats up, the nation prepares for a pivotal vote that will shape the direction of the UK.