Resignation letter from UK Finance Minister Sunak

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Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak leaves Millbank Studios after a media interview in London, Britain May 27, 2022. REUTERS/John Sibley

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LONDON, July 5 (Reuters) – Below is the full text of British Finance Minister Rishi Sunak’s resignation letter, which was addressed to Prime Minister Boris Johnson and posted on Twitter.

“It is with deep sadness that I write to resign from government.

“It has been a huge privilege to serve our country as Chancellor of the Exchequer and I will always be proud of how during the pandemic we have protected people’s jobs and businesses through actions such as furlough .

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“Leaving the ministerial office is a serious matter at any time. For me, leaving my position as Chancellor as the world suffers the economic consequences of the pandemic, the war in Ukraine and other serious challenges is a decision that I do not did not take it lightly.

“However, the public rightly expects government to be run properly, competently and seriously. be defended and that is why I am resigning.

“I have been loyal to you. I have supported you to become leader of our party and I have encouraged others to do so. I have been your chancellor with gratitude that you have entrusted me with the management of the economy and the nation’s finances.

“Above all, I respected the powerful mandate given to you by the British people in 2019 and how, under your leadership, we broke the Brexit impasse.

“That’s why I’ve always tried to compromise in order to deliver the things you want to achieve. On the occasions when I disagreed with you privately, I supported you publicly. That’s the nature of the collective government on which our system is based and it is particularly important that the Prime Minister and the Chancellor remain united in difficult times such as the ones we are experiencing today.

“Our country faces immense challenges. We both want a low-tax, high-growth economy and world-class public services, but that can only be responsibly delivered if we are ready. to work hard, to make sacrifices and to make difficult decisions.

“I firmly believe that the public is ready to hear this truth. Our people know that if something is too good to be true, it is not true. They need to know that while there is a path to a better future , it’s not easy 1. In preparation for our proposed joint speech on the economy next week, it has become clear to me that our approaches are fundamentally too different.

“I am sad to leave the government, but I have reluctantly come to the conclusion that we cannot go on like this.

Sincere friendships,

Rishi Sunak”

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Reporting by Muvija M and Sachin Ravikumar

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