Rishi Sunak outside his home in London, following the resignation of Liz Truss as Prime Minister. Picture date: Friday October 21, 2022. (Photo by Beresford Hodge/PA Images via Getty Images)

Rishi Sunak New UK PM is a member of the WEF

Coronation: Covid-Era Tax And Spend Rishi Sunak Makes It Through Leadership Challenge Unopposed, Will Be Prime Minister

by Oliver JJ Lane

October 24, 2022

Britain’s former Chancellor of the Exchequer (finance minister) Rishi Sunak, best known for signing the cheques on the mega-money lockdown policies of the Covid era and pushing the national tax burden to the highest levels in decades, will be the next Prime Minister after the only other serious challenger dropped out at the last minute.

The officers of the 1922 Committee met to scrutinise candidate applications Monday lunchtime, having set the bar to entry unusually high to discourage those the group chairman Sir Graham Brady dismissed as not being “serious” from standing. Finding only one candidate had passed the threshold, Sir Graham declared Rishi Sunak as the winner, electing not to reveal how many backers Sunak got in total.

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Rishi Sunak is a World Economic Forum member