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Rishi Sunak marks 100 days as UK prime minister, problems with party mount

Sunak is a former U.K. Treasury chief, and his top priority has been the country's economic malaise.

published on : 2nd February 2023

ConservIng the conservative image in UK

This new leadership race is going to be a lot shorter than the last. Officials have set a week’s target to complete it

published on : 24th October 2022

EXPLAINER: Why the British public is not choosing its leader

While the Conservative Party scrambles for a third PM since 2019, the Labour Party demands general elections. Constitutionally, no general election is required in Britain for two more years.

published on : 22nd October 2022

Boris Johnson eyes comeback bid as UK Tories pick new leader

Johnson, who remained a lawmaker after stepping down as prime minister, has not said whether he will run, but his allies in Parliament are working to gather support.

published on : 21st October 2022

British Prime Minister Liz Truss resigns after tumultuous six-week term

A growing number of Conservative members of Parliament had called Thursday for British Prime Minister Liz Truss to step down and end the chaos.

published on : 20th October 2022

Rebels plot to replace Liz Truss with Rishi Sunak amid UK crisis

While further U-turns on the tax-cutting plans are expected following crunch meetings at 10 Downing Street, the Tory backbenchers are said to be weighing up the prospect of changing the party leader.

published on : 14th October 2022

UK PM Liz Truss hands trade minister's job to Rishi Sunak's ally

"No one is more experienced and knowledgeable than Greg Hands on trade. A welcome addition back to the Liz Truss government," tweeted former Transport Secretary Grant Shapps.

published on : 10th October 2022

UK's Truss vows to listen as she reels from policy U-turns

After abandoning a tax cut for the wealthy that sparked a storm of opposition, Truss insisted Tuesday that she is leading "a listening government" that learns from its mistakes.

published on : 4th October 2022

Indian-origin Suella Braverman appointed UK Home Secretary

"I want to embed the opportunities of Brexit and tidy up the outstanding issues and cut taxes," said Braverman, a prominent member of the pro-Brexit wing of the Conservatives.

published on : 7th September 2022

'UK and India in a sweet spot of trade dynamics' says Liz Truss, UK PM

Back home in India, she is viewed as a British politician known for championing stronger India-UK trade and strategic ties.

published on : 6th September 2022

Sunak Vs Truss: Britain to learn who will succeed Johnson as prime minister

Whoever emerges victorious will inherit an economy heading into a potentially lengthy recession and will need to jump straight into tackling the cost-of-living crisis walloping the U.K.

published on : 5th September 2022

Suella Braverman may be only Indian-origin MP in Liz Truss' UK Cabinet

A contender in the early rounds of the Tory leadership contest, 42-year-old Goan-origin Braverman currently holds the post of Attorney General.

published on : 4th September 2022

'See you Monday': Rishi Sunak signs off campaign for UK PM race

Even though media reports have concluded that Foreign Secretary Liz Truss will be the winning candidate when the result is declared on Monday, Sunak struck a note of optimism on Twitter.

published on : 3rd September 2022

Who will be the next UK PM? Voting closes in race between Rishi Sunak, Liz Truss

Sunak, 42, and Truss, 47, have gone head-to-head in a dozen hustings up and down the UK over the past month to win over the votes of an estimated 160,000 Tory electorate.

published on : 2nd September 2022

UK PM race: Rishi Sunak's California references may have impacted chances

Sunak answered a question about the career he would choose as a young graduate by reflecting on the 'culture' of enterprise he saw while living on the West Coast of the US between 2004 and 2006.

published on : 28th August 2022

Rishi Sunak promises more support in UK energy crisis 

His pledge came as energy consultancy Cornwall Insight issued a forecast to say that household heating bills are expected to rise even further this winter than previously predicted. 

published on : 9th August 2022

Sunak pledges crackdown on Islamist extremism, refocus on UK's 'Prevent' strategy

The Ready4Rishi campaign team released details of what has been dubbed as 'ambitious plans' to tackle Islamist extremism and protect the UK from terrorism.

published on : 3rd August 2022

Racism not a factor in British PM race, says Rishi Sunak

"I'm fighting for the values I believe in. I'm fighting for the things that I think are right for our country. And I'm not going to stop," he reassured one supporter.

published on : 31st July 2022

Sunak Vs Truss: Candidates face Tory members; Economy eclipses other issues 

With Britain facing its tightest cost-of-living squeeze for decades amid soaring energy prices, it's here where the two candidates differ most.

published on : 29th July 2022

UK PM race: Rishi Sunak pledges major crackdown on sex offenders

He also plans to launch a National Grooming Gangs Whistleblower Network to gather intelligence on gangs and create a dedicated database to help the police monitor suspects.

published on : 28th July 2022
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