Rishi Sunak
Total 137 Posts

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party since 25 October 2022.

Autumn statement: What to expect, what they’re not saying, and the traps for Labour

6 min read
The budget aims to address the Tories’ economic strategy and the cost of living crisis ahead of the general election. Given the challenging economic outlook, the budget may include tax cuts and measures to boost growth, but challenges like inconsistent policies and pressure to cut benefits persist.

Rwanda plan: Rishi Sunak has insisted on pushing ahead – here’s where he could take it next

4 min read
Rishi Sunak remains committed to stopping small boat crossings while exploring alternative “safe” countries. The PM stands firm, citing European examples, amid the political dispute over the European Court’s role in immigration strategy.

Reshuffling the sleaze

6 min read
Rishi Sunak, who previously positioned himself as a “change” candidate, abandons the claim by appointing David Cameron, known for austerity and the Brexit referendum, back into a senior government role. The move is a risky gamble amid internal party tensions and public backlash.

David Cameron: Lessons from other ex-prime ministers who returned to government

6 min read
Rishi Sunak’s surprising choice of David Cameron as foreign secretary, despite his 2016 political exit, sparks divided opinions. This move echoes historical instances where ex-prime ministers returned for experience and unity, with Cameron being the first in 50 years.

Rishi Sunak’s decision to bring back David Cameron has distracted us all for now, but the long-term strategy is flawed

5 min read
Rishi Sunak’s appointment of David Cameron as foreign secretary raises questions. Cameron, not a popular figure, is linked to Brexit and an era of austerity, conflicting with Sunak’s strategy. The move may have short-term benefits but poses risks for the Conservative Party.

British prime ministers reshuffle more than other leaders – What the latest changes tell us about Rishi Sunak’s government

5 min read
Sunak’s cabinet reshuffle, triggered by the firing of Suella Braverman, indicates a politically driven move rather than a focus on policy outcomes. The reshuffle suggests a focus on political survival over a coherent policy agenda, raising questions about government effectiveness and stability.

David Cameron returns: How can a prime minister make someone who isn’t an MP foreign secretary? And what happens now?

5 min read
Rishi Sunak’s decision to appoint former PM David Cameron as foreign secretary, even though Cameron is not a current member of the Commons, highlights the influence of patronage exercised by the PM and raises concerns about democratic legitimacy.
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