(London) British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, in great difficulty as the legislative elections approach, promised Monday to fight “until the last day” of the campaign, striving to silence rumors according to which he would throw the ‘sponge before the 4th of July.

“I am not going to stop”, “I am not going to stop fighting for the future of our country”, assured the head of the conservative government to journalists during a trip to the south of the ‘England.

The 44-year-old leader, for whom polls predict an electoral debacle against the Labor Party, has gone through a particularly difficult time in recent days, after leaving the D-Day commemorations prematurely.

Admitting a “mistake”, he has repeatedly apologized, after deserting the international D-Day ceremony at Omaha Beach, in the presence of numerous heads of state, such as the American Joe Biden or the Ukrainian Volodymyr Zelensky .

Mr. Sunak had earlier participated in a ceremony at the British memorial at Ver-sur-Mer, but the absence of the Prime Minister from the main event of these commemorations aroused astonishment and criticism in the United Kingdom, one of the main architects of the Allied landing in Normandy on June 6, 1944.

The reaction was all the stronger as the head of government returned to record a television interview. His absence gave rise to an avalanche of criticism, coming from his opponents, from his own camp or from representatives of veterans, to the point of sparking rumors of imminent resignation.

Anti-immigration candidate Nigel Farage (Reform UK) said Rishi Sunak did not understand “our culture”, in turn attracting criticism.

Asked whether he was targeting Rishi Sunak’s Indian origins, Nigel Farage argued on the BBC on Sunday that the head of government, a former wealthy banker, was “disconnected by his class” and his “privileges” from the feelings of “people ordinary”.

“I can’t speak for him and what he meant by those comments,” “I’m not going to take part in that because I don’t think it’s good for our politics or our country,” said Rishi Sunak Monday, back on the campaign trail after canceling media appearances over the weekend.

According to a YouGov poll, 65% of Britons found it “unacceptable” that Rishi Sunak would cut short his participation in the D-Day commemorations.