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D-Day Departure Sparks Crisis for Conservative Campaign

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Rishi Sunak has been accused of hiding from the media after his controversial decision to leave the D-Day commemorations early. This comes as a senior minister denied rumors of Sunak's potential resignation before the general election. Labour has pointed out that Sunak has not faced the press in over two days, while Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer addressed journalists on Sunday, announcing plans to combat antisocial behavior.

Sunak's last media appearance was an awkward Sky News interview where he was criticized by veterans for his actions. He has since cancelled a scheduled press opportunity, citing time constraints. A Labour source stated that the Conservatives' campaign is descending into chaos, urging Sunak to address the public and explain his economic policies.

Work and pensions secretary Mel Stride has denied that Sunak will resign before July 4th, assuring the public that he will lead the Conservatives into the election. However, this statement comes amidst a growing electoral crisis for the Conservatives.

Sunak has apologized for leaving the D-Day commemorations early, calling it a "mistake." He skipped the international ceremony attended by world leaders to participate in an ITV interview defending his claims about Labour's tax plans. This decision has sparked outrage within Tory circles, with some claiming that Sunak is giving Labour an advantage. Even veterans minister Johnny Mercer acknowledged the decision was a "significant mistake."

Reform UK leader Nigel Farage went further, stating that the blunder shows Sunak is unfit to lead the country. He believes that if it weren't for the election campaign, there would be a leadership challenge against Sunak this week. Sunak has since posted a picture on X of himself campaigning in his constituency.

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May 21, 2023 | 05:09