Eva Antonenko
24 October 2022 17: 00
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"Boris Johnsonyuk" gave back and resigned: who is the new British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak?

The new prime minister is expected to negotiate with India on Ukraine's support.

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"Boris Johnsonyuk" gave back and resigned: who is the new British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak?

The vicissitudes around the appointment of a new British Prime Minister after the resignation Liz Truss finally ended. So, the prime minister who left before her Boris Johnson, whose return was hoped in Ukraine, announced his refusal to participate in the elections. We tell you who became the new prime minister in a country that is a military and political ally of Ukraine.

Why Johnson went into denial?

According to Johnson himself, in order to take the premiership again, he had the necessary support of 100 members of the conservative faction in the House of Commons. However, he believes that now is not the right time for his premiership, since he has many opponents in the party, and without unity in the ranks of his own faction, it will be impossible to govern the country.

Note that Johnson's decision may be due to his low ratings among the British: according to survey YouGov, 52% of respondents did not support his return to the position, and only 27% perceived such a prospect positively.

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And the election of the prime minister is in fact the election of the leader of the conservative party, whose ratings have already faltered after the reforms of Liz Truss, and now it would be unprofitable for the political force to appoint a candidate who is not supported by the majority of the population as the head. In addition, it is likely that if Johnson was appointed, protest social unrest could begin in the country. In this regard, there was a possibility that this time Johnson would not last longer than Truss.

Destined to win

The most likely candidate for the position was considered Rishi Sunaka, who was initially in the lead in the election race - and he was elected literally immediately after voicing support from the party.

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So, it was supported:

  • current finance minister Jeremy Hunt;
  • UK Foreign Secretary James Cleverley;
  • more than half of the members of the Conservative Party faction.

Opponents criticize Sunak for his lack of charisma, which in the UK is important for high-profile politicians. Despite his Indian roots, he is a representative of the British financial and political establishment, classic bureaucrat, very far from the people. With a fortune of 730 million pounds in May 2022, he made it to the list of the richest Britons, and his wife's Indian company has a turnover of more than $ 4 billion.

Rђ RІRѕS, economic expectations from the new prime minister are not very bright. Yes, from 2020 to 2022. he was Chancellor of the Exchequer, and as part of this work he was subjected to strong criticism due to the decline in the standard of living of the population and the significant subsidence of the British economy during this period, which was caused, among other things, by pandemic restrictions. That is, as a crisis manager in the face of strong economic challenges, he is not particularly effective.

In addition, he and conservatives in general have been criticized for being cared about the interests of the elite to the detriment of all other problems and challenges, that is, social initiatives in the style of Liz Trass to reduce taxes and freeze tariffs, will no longer be.

At the same time, Sunak's supporters claim that he can restore investor confidence in the UKwho sold the country's bonds and pound savings after Liz Truss proposed tax cuts and provided insufficient funds to fund the difference.

The British hawks are counting on him will be able to persuade the government of India to support UkraineHowever, this idea is opposed by his lack of experience in foreign affairs and in the defense sector.

Recall that Johnson was actually "retired" due to the scandals surrounding his parties in the midst of a pandemic, when such things were strictly prohibited, and sexual scandal.

We also recall that the Ukrainian nickname "Boris Johnsonyuk" became a play on the English spelling of his first and last name, along with the abbreviation of his state "Boris Johnson UK" in profile Instagram.

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We previously told why the new British prime minister Liz Truss had to resignand wrote about in Ukraine, NABU lost the ex-head of the NBU Kirill Shevchenko.

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