Patrick O’Flynn Patrick O’Flynn

Will Rishi Sunak ever deliver on his ‘stop the boats’ pledge?

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When Rishi Sunak replaced Liz Truss in Downing Street last autumn, fundamentalism gave way to incrementalism. So far, the results have been suitably unspectacular: a nudging down of the inflation number more slowly than anyone envisaged; the bare avoidance of outright recession; debt at best stuck as a share of GDP; NHS waiting times that are only very slightly less appalling than they were.

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