After nearly 24 hours in the job, Rishi Sunak has today unveiled some of the new government’s priorities.
Facing Prime Minister’s Questions, Rishi Sunak said: “Leadership is not selling fairy tales, it is confronting challenges and that is what the public will get from this government.”
Rishi Sunak clashed with Keir Starmer, Leader of the Opposition, on the Home Secretary’s reappointment.
Mr Sunak said: “The Home Secretary made an error of judgement but she recognised that she raised the matter and she accepted her mistake.”
Asked whether he had changed his mind about prohibiting the development of onshore wind, Sunak replied: “The important thing is to focus on our long term energy security. That means more renewables, more offshore wind and indeed more nuclear.
“That’s what this government wants.”
He said: “We will deliver on what we said at COP because we care deeply about passing our children and environment in a better state than we found it ourselves.”
Ian Blackfold, the Scottish National Party’s Leader at Westminster, congratulated Sunak on becoming the first British Asian Prime Minister.
Sunak did not answer the question directly but said he had “always acted in a way to protect the most vulnerable”.
The Prime Minister said the government “will always protect the most vulnerable”, as it did during the Covid pandemic.