Rishi Sunak's five pledges: What are they and can they be achieved?

The Prime Minister used his first major speech of the new year to set out five pledges he said would address “the people’s priorities”, including halving inflation by the end of the year and and bringing down NHS waiting lists. Mr Sunak said he will work “night and day” to change the UK. The Prime Minister, in a speech in east London, said: “New year should be a time of optimism and excitement, yet I know many of you look ahead to 2023 with apprehension. I want you to know that, as your Prime Minister, I will work night and day to change that, and quickly. Not just by providing relief and peace of mind for the months to come, although we will, but also by changing our country and building a better future for our children and grandchildren. A future that restores optimism, hope and pride in Britain.”