It Is How Rishi Sunak Entered The Race To Become The British PM

Rishi Sunak Entered The Race To Become The British PM

The race to become PM gathered momentum with Rishi Sunak, former chancellor, launching his bid for the top post. Boris Johnson has resigned as British PM and the Conservative party has to elect a new leader to become the face of the new government.

HIGHLIGHTS

• Rishi Sunak is in the race to become the next PM
• He was finance minister in Boris Johnson’s government
• He is an Indian-origin British citizen and could be the first Indian-origin PM of Britain

How did Rishi Sunak Start His Bid To Become The Conservative Party Leader?

The resignation of Rishi Sunak, the former Chancellor of the Exchequer, triggered a wave of resignations that only grew stronger with time. Boris Johnson tried to stem the resignations but he could do little by the time he understood what was happening and he had to resign.

Rishi Sunak Entered The Race To Become The British PM

Post-resignation of Boris Johnson as prime minister of Britain, Rishi Sunak launched his bid for the top post. He shared a campaign video tweet to strengthen his candidature for the top post.

“Someone has to grip this moment and make the right decisions. That’s why I’m standing to be the next leader of the Conservative Party and your prime minister”

Who Is Rishi Sunak?

The 49-year-old Conservative Party leader is of Indian origin. His grandparents belonged to Punjab in India. First, his grandmother came to England in the hope of a better life for her family. Luckily she managed to get a job but had to work harder to save enough money for her husband and children to follow her.

Rishi Sunak said that family was everything to him. He is married to
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Britain Will See More Deaths From COVID-19: Boris Johnson

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On Thursday, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned of more deaths due to coronavirus while the chief scientific advisor of the government said that there could be 10,000 coronavirus infections in Britain.

Also, Britain and EU agreed to cancel face-to-face trade negotiations in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. The negotiations were planned for next week in London.

UK PM Boris Johnson’s warning

He said that the virus was going to spread further. Flanked by the top scientific and medical advisors of the government, he made an announcement regarding the “delay-phase” of the government.

The British plan of containing the outbreak will work in three phases – containment, delay and mitigation. In the delay phase, the government will implement social distancing measures like reducing large gatherings and closing schools.

But he said that no public meetings would be cancelled and schools would remain open. At the same time, he warned that the advice could change if the virus spread further.

Boris Johnson faced criticism for delayed response

He agreed that the outbreak has triggered panic in the business, trade and every day life and the global market. But he defended his late response. He said that he was working on the advice and he would do the right thing at the right time.

He said that people with mild symptoms should isolate themselves in their homes but this advice would change with the spread of virus. In worse situation, the families would be advised to isolate themselves.

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Britain Puts An End To Brexit On Friday 11 PM

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On Friday 11 p.m., Britain bade farewell to the European Union. It has been nearly a half-century since UK joined the world’s largest trading bloc but it decided to walk out of EU to an uncertain future as a midsize economy.

Brexit timeline

Three-and-a-half ago, the then prime minister of Britain Theresa May proclaimed that “Brexit means Brexit” but she couldn’t keep her promise and had to resign in the wake of her inability to negotiate a Brexit deal.

The present prime minister Boris Johnson was voted to power only for Brexit and he kept the promise. He got commanding majority in election last month only on the promise to get Brexit done. After Brexit, he tweeted that spread hope and opportunity to every part of the UK.

Mr. Johnson met his cabinet in Sunderland to celebrate Brexit and promise that his government would undertake the biggest revival of the infrastructure since the Victorians. Sunderland is an industrial city in the north and also a traditional labor stronghold.

UK before and after Brexit

Brexit debate split the country geographically and generationally. But the future of UK seems uncertain even after Brexit. Scotland is threatening to renew its drive for independence. Also, Northern Ireland wants to join hands with Ireland. But UK is certain that Brexit will upend settle relations in virtually all areas of society. But at the same time, Britain will have to confront and answer new questions.

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Boris Johnson Moves On After Losing UK By-Election To Pro-EU Liberal Democrats

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson received a blow to his Brexit campaign in a fresh election for the parliamentary set of Brecon and Radnorhsire. Britain’s pro-European Union Liberal Democrats won the election with 13,826 votes.

Brecon Election

Brecon seat was earlier held by Conservative lawmaker Chris Davies but he was ousted for being convicted for falsifying expenses. He was also a candidate in the fresh election and came second with 12,401 votes. Liberal Democrat candidate Jane Dodds won the election.

The Brexit Party could garner only 3,331 votes and came third in the election and the main opposition Labor Party came fourth with 1,680 votes.

Conservatives in parliament

The loss of one vote reduced Johnson’s working majority marginally but considering the actual strength of the Conservatives in the parliament, it can be said that this loss could be considerable for Johnson government.

PM Boris Johnson has a wafer-thin majority in parliament and he’s relying heavily on a small Norther Irish party for majority. Conservatives have problem with rebels that could reduce the Johnson’s government to minority.

Brexit

The election is seen as a referendum on Brexit. The recent winning increased the strength of Liberal Democrat to 13 and their leader Jo Swinson lost no time in making a statement that Boris Johnson had no mandate to crash Britain out of the EU.

Democrats have one more MP to vote against Brexit in parliament and they would see what they could do to stop the exit, the Democrat Leader further maintained. But Boris Johnson seemed unmoved with the defeat.

Boris Johnson is firm on its decision to Brexit on October 31 without an exit agreement if needed.

Brecon parliamentary seat

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Boris Johnson Inducts Three Indians Including Infosys Founder Narayana Murthy’s Son-In-Law In His Cabinet

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Boris Johnson officially accepts the prime ministerial responsibility on Wednesday and vows to fulfill his promise of Brexit under a new deal with the 28-member economic bloc on October 31.

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Mr. Johnson is appointed Prime Minister by Queen Elizabeth II on Wednesday. By number he the 55th Prime Minister of Britain and 14th appointed by the 93-year-old-monarch. Also, he’s 3rd Prime Minister since Britain voted for Brexit in June 2016.

Promises to fulfill

Boris Johnson made many promises on his first day at office. He made it clear that Britain is walking out of Brexit on October 31 without any ifs and buts. He has 99 days to make a deal with 28-member EU bloc and get a ceremonial exit from the union. He further promised to make streets safer by adding 20,000 additional police. He also vowed to work on improving social care and bring education reforms in addition to work on the free trade deals around the world.

Johnson’s India connection

Mr. Johnson describes himself as a son-in-law of India by virtue of his wife Marina Wheeler whose mother was an Indian, Dip Kaur. He stressed on the need of strengthening UK’s relations with India. According to Mr. Johnson, he’s excited to establish a personal relationship with Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India to develop a true bilateral relationship.

Boris Johnson said that he looked at opportunities instead of challenges that lie ahead. He said the he would focus on free trade deals to lift billions out of poverty.

Rishi Sunak MP

Son-in-law of Infosys co-founder Narayana Murthy, Rishi Sunak, with housing minister Alok Mehta and Indian-origin peer Lord Jitesh Gadhia are in line for frontline jobs. The 47-year-old Rishi Sunak is an ardent Brexiteer. … Read more

Challenges For The New British Prime Minister Boris Johnson

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Boris Johnson, the former Mayor of London and Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, is set to take over the reigns of Britain from the outgoing PM Theresa May, who will tender her resignation to the Queen on Wednesday. She will take questions in the House of Commons before resigning.

Boris Johnson

The new Tory leader defeated his closes rival, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt by 45,497 votes. Boris Johnson got 92,153 votes but Hunt could manage only 56,656 votes. Boris Johnson who’s considered the face of 2016 Brexit referendum would officially become Britain’s PM on Wednesday.

Brexit deal

Since its introduction in 2016, the Brexit referendum has toppled two Tory prime ministers, will dominate the political landscape with several conservative ministers threatening to resign to oppose any attempt for a “no-deal”Brexit. Economists have warned the country that the deal would disrupt trade and force UK into recession.

Theresa May on Brexit

May struck a withdrawal agreement with 28-nation bloc but UK’s parliament repeatedly reject her attempts to pass the deal. Finally, she decided to step down from the chair of British prime minister.

Boris Johnson on Brexit

Johnson has a different view on Brexit. He believes that he could renegotiate the Brexit deal with EU but the bloc insists it won’t. How takes the House of Commons, where most members are opposed to the “no-deal” Brexit, into confidence would depend on his negotiations with the bloc.

Brexit for Britain

Brexit is the termed as the worst crisis in British history post-WWII. Britain wants to exit from EU but with a deal. On the contrary, the EU nations have denied entering into any renegotiation phase to allow Britain to write a lucrative exit-deal. But Boris Johnson is confident that … Read more