Posted by Lukman Omikunle
Her first task, as she takes on the role from Boris Johnson must be to present a clean and fresh appearance of governing competence
The United Kingdom, UK, on Monday announced Liz Truss as the new Prime Minister.
Truss succeeds Boris Johnson who resigned his appointment as PM in July over a series of scandals.
Liz Truss is also the Conservative Party Leader gathering 81,326 votes against her rival, former Finance Minister Rishi Sunak who had 60,399 votes.
Before her emergence as PM, she was the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs.
As Truss walks across the threshold and into No.10, her first task, as she takes on the role from Boris Johnson after a summer of concerns about a zombie government must be to present a clean and fresh appearance of governing competence.
According to Daily News Egypt, the core objective of Truss’s first 100 days. This should be demonstrated almost immediately through an emergency budget, where fiscal generosity to help the public manage the crippling cost of living crisis would essentially buy Truss some political breathing space.
A clear vision and a united cabinet are urgently needed but, most of all, Truss needs to commit to a laser-like focus on the delivery of public services. In fact, just as “education, education, education” became the rallying cry of New Labour so might “delivery, delivery, delivery” emerge as a Truss-led call to arms.
The years since Johnson came to office in 2019 have been high on drama but almost devoid of delivery. Aside from the obvious benefits to the public, therefore, a focus on delivery and detail would also place a sea-sized body of blue water between Truss and the great mass of blond ambition that preceded her. (Daily News Egypt)