Harlow MP Robert Halfon backs Rishi Sunak for the next Prime Minister

General / Fri 15th Jul 2022 am31 06:04am

HARLOW MP Robert Halfon is backing the former chancellor of the exchequer, Rishi Sunak

Mr Halfon said: “At this catastrophic time, when we are dealing with the aftermath of Covid, the cost of living crisis and the Russia-Ukraine war, we must govern the nation compassionately and responsibly he told The Sun.

That’s why I’m backing Rishi.

In some ways it seems like a lifetime ago when Covid crashed onto our shores and we were plunged into lockdown.

Millions faced destitution. Businesses were teetering on the brink of collapse. 

People were seriously worrying that they would not be able to feed and clothe their families.

There is one person who stopped that from happening – Rishi Sunak.

He set up furlough, stopping a tsunami of unemployment hitting Britain.

In a crisis he can cut the mustard.

And he is tough.

It is easy for people to play Father Christmas every day of the year – offering tax cuts and spending.

Rishi knows that sometimes you have to say no.

I should know. I am one of those who has been lobbying hard for cash to help hard-up Brits.

We have a moral duty to pay down the public debt.

But even though Rishi is walking a tightrope on spending and tax, he has still listened to people like me and cut fuel duty and NICs for millions of the most vulnerable.

And he will be tough with tyrants like Vladimir Putin.

God forbid, it is five minutes to midnight and a real catastrophe rocks the world – like Russia invading another democratic country – we can sleep safe in our bed knowing he is someone who we can trust in a crisis.

I originally backed my good friend and colleague Sajid Javid to be the next PM.

But he didn’t get through and now after days of careful consideration – I think Rishi is the man for the job. 

“I met him on Tuesday morning and discussed his plan for the country and told him he had my support”.

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9 Comments for Harlow MP Robert Halfon backs Rishi Sunak for the next Prime Minister:

John Russell
2022-07-15 06:31:25

As a member with a vote there is no chance I would vote for Rishi. A Conservative chancellor agreeing to increase corporation tax. He had a good idea with furlow payments and then proceeded to give money away like giving sweets away. A lot of this money went to fraud. And the treachery against Boris something we will all regret at the next election.

2022-07-15 07:23:26

Why do I feel the outcome of this leadership contest will just make things worse for us all.

gary roberts
2022-07-15 08:02:54

"It is easy for people to play Father Christmas every day of the year – offering tax cuts and spending." And after 12 years of austerity people must surely have had enough of this disgusting government. Warm words and magic money trees wont wash anymore: Will it? Mr. Halfon stop working hard for Harlow and start working hard for the people of Harlow. Johnson, Sunak and the rest have screwed the people of this town and this country so stop the nonsense of "Brexit is done" and "we help those suffering from poverty and destitution" and actually start doing it!

Peter Henegan
2022-07-15 08:49:17

A poisoned challice perhaps-you supported Boris, he is going, you supported Javid, he didn't get far, now you support Rishi, the candidate who has raised taxes, responsibly perhaps, but very much against your tax cutting pre election campaign

Kim Oconnor
2022-07-15 10:01:12

All theses resignations, only to step into his shoes, a bunch of turn coats springs to mind. I'm no fan of Boris. But in my opinion only, this should be a public vote, not an mp vote.

James Leppard
2022-07-15 11:08:10

Kim O’ Connor, the final two candidates will go to the Conservative party member across the vote for the final decisive vote. The leader of the Conservative Party should be chosen by the Party membership. Same applies to Labour, LibDems, etc.

2022-07-15 17:27:52

As someone else pointed out, "Ability" doesn't seem to be a criteria that means anything to RH. It's worth remembering that Rishi didn't have the ability to recognize a party and was one of the many to receive a "Partygate" fine. Perhaps RH would like to explain why he is supporting someone who broke the law his government had set. Does Rishi not have the "Ability" to recognize when he is breaking the law he voted for? Does this sound like someone who can "govern responsibly"? Last time RH eventually backed Boris despite Boris making racist, misogynist, homophobic remarks. And having been sacked several times for lying. RH hasn't picked Rishi for any reason other than he thinks he is the most likely to win, the same reason he eventually backed Boris. How low this government has gone when an over privileged law-breaking tax dodger is the best choice between right-wing nutjobs, cheese & pork fetishists, and Brexit-falsehood purveyors. Roll on the General Election so we can get rid of this ineptitude.

2022-07-16 05:49:17

When the country is in a worst state for generations only the tories could think about putting a complete novice in charge. This penny lady is so false and unconvincing its crazy.. With the party of low tax currently taking the highest tax on 70 years of us and inflation out of control Rishi Sunak has proved to be useless to.. God help us all.

Daniel Long
2022-07-20 19:36:59

Up yours.

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