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Newly-elected Prime Minister Sir Keir Starmer has hinted at imminent tax hikes after Labour swept to energy within the General Election, with two key phrases in his speech revealing they might be on the way in which quickly.

Speaking at a Downing Street press convention on Saturday, Mr Starmer stated he must take “tough decisions” on the difficulty.

Official forecasts counsel there could also be a necessity for main spending cuts over the approaching years – with the brand new authorities doubtlessly dealing with tough decisions.

Responding to questions in the present day, the Prime Minister stated: “In relation to the powerful selections, we’re going to should take them and take them early. And we are going to do this with a uncooked honesty.

“But that isn’t a kind of prelude to saying there’s some tax resolution that we didn’t discuss earlier than that we’re going to announce now.”

Sir Keir added: “It’s about the tough decisions to fix the problem and being honest about what they are.”

Mr Starmer said the election result, that saw Labour win in more than 400 constituencies, gave the party ‘a mandate to do politics differently’.

He added: “I am restless for change and I think and hope that what you’ve already seen demonstrates that.”

“We have been planning for months to hit the ground running.

“But look, it’s not an in a single day train altering the nation.”

The Prime Minister stated his authorities was about supply, and that ‘self-delivery was yesterday’s politics’.

He added: “We clearly on Thursday got a mandate from all four nations.

“For the first time in 20-plus years, we have a majority in England, in Scotland and in Wales.

“And that is a clear mandate to govern for all four corners of the United Kingdom.”