Sunak warned early election important for him to avoid Brown trap

Rishi Sunak should seek election to gain legitimacy says Farron

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Mr Farron claimed that Mr Sunak should learn the lessons of Gordon Brown and avoid the risk of being seen as illegitimately in power. The former leader of the Liberal Democrats explained that it would be wise for Mr Sunak to seek an early general election as he warned the new Prime Minister not to panic about Britain’s economic situation. Rishi Sunak has been tasked with improving the British economy and looking after the most vulnerable in the UK, amidst the ongoing cost of living crisis where many people are facing poverty due to high expenses.

Mr Farron told Express.co.uk: “Obviously I’ve given you some political advice already.

“Which is I think he should seek… He should learn the lesson of Gordon Brown and not run the risk of being seen as illegitimate.

“And therefore losing whatever support he does have, so I think an early election is important for him as well as the country.

“The advice I would also give him politically is what I’ve just said, don’t panic in terms of the economic situation.

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The former Lib Dem leader added: “It’s an awful situation. there needs to be real intervention, there needs to be real contrition from the Conservatives for the mess they may have made.

“And why would I say don’t panic, what I mean is don’t go cutting just to try and overcompensate for what the Conservative Party did in the last few weeks.

“That I think, is really important.”

Leader of the Labour Party, Sir Keir Starmer wrote on Twitter: “Rishi Sunak is putting the Tory Party first, and the country second. He’s too weak to stand up to his own MPs, never mind the oil and gas giants making billions.

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“Labour would scrap his oil and gas giveaway, scrap the non-dom tax break, and stand up for working people.”

Leader of the Labour Party, Sir Keir Starmer wrote on Twitter: “Rishi Sunak is putting the Tory Party first, and the country second. He’s too weak to stand up to his own MPs, never mind the oil and gas giants making billions.

Sir John said: “The only time a party has been anything like as bad as the current Tory party was John Major’s government. Probably no previous government has been so consistently low in the polls and the only one that was close got clobbered in 1997.”

The polling expert added: “Cutting public spending will not be popular. For the last four or five years, we have been at a level were clearly the majority of people want to increase public spending.

“In the post-Covid world where public services are widely regarded as being up the creek.

“A programme of spending cuts is going to be much more difficult to sell than it was back in 2010.”

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