| Rishi Sunak |
(politician, hedge fund manager, banker)
King Charles III "kissing hands" with Rishi Sunak
|Born||12 May 1980|
|Alma mater||Winchester College, Lincoln College (Oxford), Stanford Graduate School of Business|
Very rich Goldman Sachs bankster turned UK Prime Minister in 2022.
Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss were the two remaining candidates in the July–September 2022 Conservative Party leadership election. The result was decided by a ballot of Conservative Party members, which ended on 2 September 2022, and was announced on 5 September. Liz Truss was elected Leader of the Conservative Party on 5 September 2022, and became Prime Minister the following day.
On 20 October 2022, Liz Truss announced she would resign as Prime Minister, saying there would be a leadership election within a week. Rishi Sunak was elected Leader of the Conservative Party on 24 October 2022 and appointed Prime Minister of the United Kingdom by King Charles III upon the resignation of Liz Truss on 25 October 2022.
|Rishi Sunak: Inside the Tory leadership candidate's fortune - Channel 4 News|
Born in Southampton, Hampshire to an Indian Punjabi family, Rishi Sunak's early education was head boy at Winchester College. Sunak subsequently studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) at Lincoln College, Oxford, and later gained an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business as a Fulbright scholar in 2006. None of his Stanford professors remembers him ever attending.
Rishi Sunak is a Hindu, and took his oath as an MP at the House of Commons on the Bhagavad Gita. In August 2009, he married Akshata Murty, the daughter of the Indian billionaire N. R. Narayana Murthy, the founder of the technology company Infosys. Akshata Murty owns a 0.91% stake—valued at about $900m (£746m) in April 2022—in Infosys, making her one of the wealthiest women in Britain.
Sunak and Murty met while studying at Stanford University; they have two daughters. Murty is a director of her father's investment firm, Catamaran Ventures. They own Kirby Sigston Manor in the village of Kirby Sigston, North Yorkshire, as well as a mews house in Earl's Court in central London, a flat on the Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, and a penthouse apartment on Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica, California. Sunak is a teetotaller, and has stated he is a fan of Coca-Cola. He was previously a governor of the East London Science School. Sunak has a Labrador called Nova and is a cricket, tennis and horse racing enthusiast.
Sunak's brother Sanjay is a psychologist. His sister Raakhi is the Chief of Strategy and Planning at Education Cannot Wait, the United Nations global fund for education. Sunak is close friends with The Spectator's political editor James Forsyth, whom he has known since their school days. Sunak was the best man at Forsyth's wedding to the journalist Allegra Stratton, and they are godparents to each other's children. In April 2022, it was reported that Sunak and Murty had moved out of 11 Downing Street to a newly refurbished West London home. The Sunday Times Rich List 2022 named Sunak and Murty the 222nd wealthiest people in the UK, with an estimated combined wealth of £730 million, making Sunak the "first frontline politician to join the rich list".
In a televised debate during the UK/2019 General Election campaign, Labour's Rebecca Long-Bailey rubbished Rishi Sunak, representing the Tories, when he said the last Labour government had crashed the economy:
- “We suffered a world banking crisis: your Chancellor (Sajid Javid) was working at Deutsche Bank, selling the very derivatives that caused the crash in the first place."
And she rubbished his claims about the impact of Labour’s plans, retorting:
- "Secondly, when you talk about reckless spending plans, I think you were referred to recently in the media talking about the figure of £1.2 trillion spends which is a fabricated lie that the Conservative Party have been perpetrating over the last few weeks. We're the only party with a credible and detailed costing plan, to outline our plans and I haven't seen any costings for your party whatsoever."
Appointments by Rishi Sunak
|Stephen Barclay||Secretary of State for Health||25 October 2022|
|Suella Braverman||Home Secretary||25 October 2022|
|Thérèse Coffey||Secretary of State for Environment Food and Rural Affairs||25 October 2022|
|Zac Goldsmith||Minister of State for Asia Energy Climate and Environment||25 October 2022|
|Michael Gove||Minister for Intergovernmental Relations||25 October 2022|
|Michael Gove||Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government||25 October 2022|
|Damian Hinds||Minister/State for Prisons||27 October 2022|
|Andrew Mitchell||Minister of State for Development||25 October 2022|
|Grant Shapps||Secretary of State for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy||25 October 2022|
|Gavin Williamson||Minister without Portfolio||25 October 2022||8 November 2022|
|Nadhim Zahawi||Chairman of the Conservative Party||25 October 2022|
|Nadhim Zahawi||Minister without Portfolio||25 October 2022|
|Document:Parody Britain and the Death of the Fourth Estate||Article||9 December 2021||Mike Small||This is a ruling elite, a governing class that comes from the same strata, shares the same education and is literally inter-married. In this context the idea that such a media can hold the powerful to account is of course laughable. The British media is incestuous and dysfunctional.|
|Document:The conspiracy of lies about Corbyn that unites Sunak and Starmer||Article||8 November 2022||Peter Oborne||Prime Minister Rishi Sunak's abuse of his high office to smear Corbyn proves that he means to employ the same deceitful methods as his disgraced predecessor, Boris Johnson.|
|Document:Up to King Charles whether he wishes to attend COP27||Article||28 October 2022||Geneva Abdul||King Charles will not attend the COP27 summit, Downing Street has said, as it is not the “right occasion” for him to do so. The former Prime Minister Liz Truss had asked the king not to attend the summit, and her successor, Rishi Sunak, has left it in place, No 10 confirmed in the afternoon of 28 October 2022. Sunak had already decided not to attend COP27.|
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