Britain’s new Prime Minister Stormer called the first cabinet meeting

LONDON: Britain’s new Prime Minister Keir Starmer convened his first Cabinet meeting on Saturday as his new government faces the huge challenge of addressing a raft of domestic problems and winning over a public tired of years of austerity, political chaos and a battered economy. Welcoming the new ministers to 10 Downing Street, Starmer said it was the honour of his lifetime that King Charles III had asked him to form a government in a ceremony that officially made him prime minister. 10 Downing Street is the official residence and office of the British prime minister.

He said, “We have a lot of work to do, so now let’s start our work.” Starmer’s Labor Party won a landslide victory on Friday, giving the Conservative Party its biggest blow in its two-century history. The many problems they face include boosting the sluggish economy, fixing the health care system and restoring faith in government. “Just because Labor won a big victory does not mean that all the problems facing the Conservative government have gone away,” said Tim Bale, a professor of politics at Queen Mary University of London.

“Changing a country is not like flipping a switch. It will take some time. But there is no doubt that the work of change has begun immediately,” Starmer told supporters outside his new official residence at 10 Downing Street. The British prime minister will travel to Washington for a NATO meeting next week and host the European Political Community summit on July 18. The Conservative government has struggled to stem the flow of migrants crossing the English Channel and former prime minister Rishi Sunak’s pledge to “stop the boats” has not been fulfilled.

Starmer has said he would cancel the Conservative government’s controversial plan to deport asylum seekers to Rwanda. Suella Braverman, the Conservative Party’s hardline leader on immigration and a likely contender to replace Sunak as party leader, has criticised Starmer’s plan to end the Rwanda treaty.

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