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Sunak Pledges to Cut Debt, Halve Inflation in Crisis-Hit UK

  • Rishi Sunak sets out 2023 priorities in speech Wednesday
  • Sunak battling creaking NHS, industrial action, cost-of-living
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WATCH: UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak made five promises he said his government could be judged on. Today, opposition Labour Party Leader Keir Starmer will set out his case. Lizzy Burden reports.Source: Bloomberg
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UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak pledged to reduce the national debt and cut inflation as he set out his priorities for the coming year against a backdrop of mounting strikes, a creaking National Health Service and dire poll ratings for his ruling Conservative Party.

The economic goals were among five priorities outlined by the prime minister in his first set piece remarks of the year. He also outlined promises to grow the economy, tackle immigration and improve health care provision.