Rishi Sunak is the first Asian prime minister of the United Kingdom, the first non-Christian leader, and the youngest prime minister in the last 200 years.
Rishi Sunak was born in 1980, in Southampton to a family of Punjabi descent. Sunak’s family emigrated from East Africa to Britain in the 1960s. The politician studied at Winchester College. Later on, studied philosophy, politics and economics (a degree most prime ministers get) at Lincoln College, Oxford. There, he became the president of the Oxford Trading & Investment Society. While in Oxford, he also had an internship at the Conservative Central Office.
In 2022, October, British politician and financier became the Conservative party leader and the prime minister of the United Kingdom. Before, he worked as Chancellor of the Exchequer. Sunak was the runner-up candidate in the Conservative party leadership election behind Liz Truss. After turbulent 45 days in office, Liz Truss resigned, and after Boris Johnson refused to come back, Sunak won the election.
“I want to pay tribute to my predecessor, Liz Truss. She was not wrong to want to improve growth in this country. It is a noble aim and I admire her restlessness to create change. But some mistakes were made, not borne of ill will or bad intentions. Quite the opposite, in fact. But mistakes, nonetheless. And I have been elected as leader of my party and your prime minister, in part, to fix them,” – Sunak said in his first speech as the prime minister.
However, not all of Rishi Sunak’s decisions are accepted by the public. A few days ago, it was revealed that the prime minister along with his wife Akshata Murthy donated 3 million dollars to Claremont Mckenna College in the USA, California.
The prime minister’s wife graduated from this exact college, where she studied economics and French. This raised complaints from the British public, since Claremont McKenna College is already wealthy, while some schools in Great Britain have to skimp in order to afford the most essential necessities to provide education.
Almost 6 months ago prime minister made five main targets, which include halving inflation, growth of the economy, and repaying national debts. At this moment, according to a survey, carried out by “Ipsos”, more than 50 percent of the British people think, that the government is unsuccessful on most of those pledges.