“He’s just fired the starting gun“: Sunak’s pre-election pitch analysed | LBC

by 24britishtvMay 13, 2024, 1:50 p.m. 26
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In a major pre-election speech, Rishi Sunak told voters today that 'the next few years will be some of the most dangerous our country has ever known.' James O'Brien and LBC's political editor are on hand to analyse what it all means. "More will change in the next five years than the last 30," The Prime Minister said. "I'm convinced that the next few years will be some of the most dangerous yet the most transformational that our country has ever known." He warned "the dangers that threaten our country are real" and "they are increasing in number". He said there is war in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. And he added that Russian leader Vladimir Putin's "recklessness has taken us closer to a dangerous nuclear escalation than at any point since the Cuban Missile Crisis". The paradox of our age is that for all the profound dangers that we face, right now we also hold in our hands an opportunity for human progress that could surpass the industrial revolution in speed and breadth. "Technologies like AI will do for the 21st century what the steam engine and electricity did for the 19th." “Our country stands at a crossroads. "Over the next few years from our democracy to our society to our economy to the hardest questions of war and peace, almost every aspect of our lives is going to change. "And how we act in the face of those changes, not only to keep people safe and secure but to realise the opportunities too, will determine whether or not Britain will succeed in the years to come." Ending his speech he said: “My pledge to you is that I will help you fulfil your ambitions. To create that dynamic innovative economy for a more financial and secure life for your family. “You can trust me to keep you and your family secure from threats we face abroad. We can and we will create a secure future.” Listen to the full show on Global Player: https://app.af.globalplayer.com/Br0x/LBCYouTubeListenLive #jamesobrien #natashaclark #LBC LBC is the home of live debate around news and current affairs in the UK. Join in the conversation and listen at https://www.lbc.co.uk/ Sign up to LBC’s weekly newsletter here: https://l-bc.co/signup

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