Britain’s Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has risen to the defence of former Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak. He has rubbished claims that Rishi Sunak engaged in “dirty tricks” and “dark arts”.
Sunak is one of the candidates in the race for the British Prime Minister’s position. Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries, a Boris Johnson loyalist, has accused Sunak’s team of trying to “siphon off” votes to ensure Jeremy Hunt got through because they believed Sunak would beat him in a final vote.
Speaking on Sky News, Shapps, who dropped out of the race to support Sunak, said: “It just didn’t happen. Jeremy Hunt himself has said everybody on his nomination paper is somebody who is very close to his campaign. So even he has rubbished it.”
The candidates that cleared the first hurdle of the race to succeed Boris Johnson as prime minister are Rishi Sunak, Liz Truss, Tom Tugendhat, Kemi Badenoch, Penny Mordaunt, Jeremy Hunt, Nadhim Zahawi and Suella Braverman. Eight contenders will be on the ballot paper when all 358 Tory MPs begin voting today to elect a successor to Johnson. Another vote will take place on Thursday.
The party will continue to hold ballots until two finalists are left, and then Conservative Party members will vote for their choice, according to the Independent. Rees-Mogg refuses to be in Sunak government Brexit opportunities minister Jacob Rees-Mogg has explained why he’s backing Liz Truss for the leadership.
“Liz was the most supportive cabinet minister in getting Brexit opportunities,” he told Sky News. In a dig at Sunak, Rees-Mogg said loyalty was “extremely important” to him. He said he would refuse a Cabinet post from Sunak if he became PM. He raised the issue of Sunak's behaviour towards Boris Johnson, "his disloyalty, which means I could not possibly support him.”
Sunak and his Indian wife Akshata Murty, whose father co-founded the IT behemoth Infosys, made the annual list for the first time with their joint £730 million ($911 million) fortune.
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If things had been going the way the Bring Back Boris campaign had wished, then Rishi Sunak would have resigned by now in abject shame at the local election results, and Boris Johnson would be party leader and prime minister again, by acclaim. They hoped for the biggest comeback since Lazarus. A few months ago, it looked just
There is something about Labour’s way of managing money that provokes alarm. The opposition is putting pressure on Jeremy Hunt to reveal by the end of this month the government’s intentions towards non-doms. No prizes for guessing where Labour is coming from — it wants the favourable tax status afforded to foreigners scrapped.
Sheikh Sultan Bin Ahmed on Thursday, honoured the winners of the eighth edition of the "Thank You” Award for employees of the Sharjah Broadcasting Authority, at Al Jawaher Reception and Convention Centre.
European foreign ministers and UN agencies called for a ceasefire, with alarm rising over the worsening humanitarian crisis and potential starvation in the territory.
The weather on Sunday and Monday is expected to be partly cloudy to cloudy at times with a chance of drizzles to moderate and heavy rains at times on some areas, especially the northern, eastern and coastal ones, accompanied by a drop in temperature, especially in the west,..