‘There’s nothing wishy-washy about it!’ Sunak takes down Nina Warhurst’s attack on the BBC’s recovery plan.
After being questioned about his plans to help the UK financially recover from the pandemic, RISHI Sunak suspended BBC Breakfast business host Nina Warhurst.
Nina Warhurst of the BBC challenged Chancellor Rishi Sunak on the Government’s long-term Coronavirus recovery plans. The BBC Breakfast host slammed the suggestion as “wishy-washy” and sought further details on the Chancellor’s intended recovery approach. The questioning occurred as the £20 increase in Universal Credit was set to expire this week.
“Looking at the plan that you’re going to present today delivering careers counseling to people, you’re committed to opportunity- Chancellor, it sounds very wishy-washy,” Nina Warhurst said on BBC Breakfast.
“It doesn’t sound like it’s truly creating jobs, and at this point, people would want you to commit to opportunities at the very least.”
“I could just answer the question,” Rishi Sunak replied. I’m not sure what’s so wishy-washy about an unemployment rate that’s less than 5%, has been declining for six months, and is lower than America, Canada, France, Italy, and Spain in the face of predictions that it would hit 12%.
“That isn’t even close to being wishy-washy.”
“It’s a plan that has benefited individuals.”
“The jumpstart program is at the heart of that,” he continued.
“As a result of that program, 70,000 young people’s lives have been transformed.
“It was put up in record speed.”
“It is not delivering,” Ms Warhurst added. The goal was to reach 250,000 people.” “The aim was set at a period when we expected unemployment would reach 12 percent,” Mr Sunak responded “” ercent So, happily, because unemployment is nothing like as high as we feared, the same number of positions will not be filled.
“Because there are fewer unemployed individuals, which is a wonderful thing.
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The increase was just intended to help claimants get through the pandemic, and it will be phased off by October 13th.
The government has established a £500 million household support fund to help low-income households pay for necessities, but many believe it will be insufficient.
“It is not too late for the government to save millions of people from having to choose between heating and eating,” former Prime Minister Gordon Brown remarked “..