Rishi Sunak is Britain’s first leader of people of color, the first Hindu to hold the office, and the youngest prime minister in over 200 years.
London, UK — Rishi Sunak runs for UK’s highest office and lostThen he got another shot — and had the opportunity to say, “I told you so.”
The former UK Treasury Secretary was runner-up to Liz Truss in a contest to be elected as Conservative Party leader and prime minister to replace scandal-plagued Boris Johnson.But Truss resigned after a turbulent 45-day term, and Johnson abandoned his comeback attempt. Snak stepped forward and he won the race He will become Conservative Party leader on Monday, a position he missed less than two months ago.
Winning the Conservative Leadership Contest In a previous campaign, he warned that the Truss tax cut economic plan was reckless. and wreak havoc.Such they did.
truss resigned last week After her string of tax cuts rocked financial markets, smashed the value of the pound and erased her authority.
Snack is Britain’s first leader of color and the first Hindu to hold a top job. At 42, he also became the youngest Prime Minister in over 200 years, and was dubbed “Dissi Rishi” by the British media for his youthful looks, sharp suits and smooth, confident demeanor. A political genius.
Snack had to do to win overcome allegations made by opposition He was a traitor by resigning from the Johnson administration, which collapsed amid an ethics scandal. retired at about the same time Sunak’s and Health Secretary Sajid Javid’s remarks on July 5 set off a chain reaction. Within 48 hours, about 50 members of the government had resigned, and Johnson forced to relegate.
Snak painted it as a matter of principle, saying he wanted to repair the “collapse of trust” in politics. , accused the Truss of providing a “fairy tale” by promising immediate tax cuts.
“It is better to fight for what you passionately believe is right for your country and lose for being true to your values, than to win on false promises,” Sunak said to the BBC. said in an interview.
Sunak was born in 1980 in Southampton on the south coast of England to East African-born Indian parents. His father is a family doctor and his mother is a pharmacist, and he grew up in a middle-class family.
“I grew up working in stores and delivering medicine,” he said during the campaign. “I worked as a waiter at an Indian restaurant down the street.”
He describes how his parents saved to send him to Winchester College, one of the most expensive and exclusive boarding schools in England.
There he mixed with the elite. Rivals recently unearthed a clip from his 2001 television documentary where Sunak, 21, talked about the class system. Working class — well, not working class. ”
After graduating from high school, he studied politics, philosophy and economics at the University of Oxford, earning a degree for future prime ministers, and an MBA from Stanford University.
He worked as a hedge fund manager at investment bank Goldman Sachs and lived in the United States, where he met his wife Akshata Marty. they have two daughters.
Back in the UK, Sunak was elected to parliament for a safe Conservative seat in Richmond, Yorkshire in 2015. In his 2016 Brexit referendum for the UK, he supported his exit from the EU.
Sunak’s career took off when “Vacation” unexpectedly won. He served in several Deputy Minister posts before being appointed Treasury Secretary (Treasury Secretary) by Johnson in February 2020, just before the pandemic hit.
Despite being an instinctively low-tax, small-state politician who idolizes former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, he distributed billions of dollars of government money to keep people and businesses alive during the pandemic. did. His furlough program, which paid millions of furloughed workers, made him the most popular member of the government.
But the snack has teetered over the years. Critics said his campaign to get people to eat in restaurants contributed to another wave of his COVID-19 after lockdown restrictions eased in the summer of 2020.
Others say that Sunak’s family’s vast wealth and Silicon Valley past have kept him out of the public’s struggles.
He also faced questions about his finances and his wife’s. Marty is the daughter of the billionaire founder of Indian tech giant Infosys, according to The Sunday Times Rich List. , the couple’s fortune is £730 million ($877 million).
In April 2022, it was revealed that Marty had not paid UK tax on his overseas earnings. The practice was legal, but at a time when Sunak was raising taxes for millions of Britons, it looked bad. Snack was also criticized for holding a U.S. green card, indicating his intention to settle in the United States, for two years after becoming Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer.
Snack has been cleared of wrongdoing, but the revelation still hurts. Anger at these parties when Britons were forced to stay at home contributed to Johnson’s downfall. Snack states that he was careless and briefly attended.
In his first leadership campaign, he portrayed himself as a candidate for adult decision-making and fiscal equity, criticizing the Truss’ plan to cut taxes and borrow more, and advocate controlling inflation. I swore.
It’s a tougher job than ever.
https://www.wfaa.com/article/news/nation-world/rishi-sunak-britains-next-prime-minister/507-d27b07a0-544a-41a3-b50e-0144c4cf895c Who is the new UK Prime Minister. Meet Rishi Snack