With both plaudits and derision, British media gives mixed response to PM Sunak

On Tuesday, the British media praised Indian-born Prime Minister Rishi Sunak both with praise and derision, with several news organizations hailing his leadership as a “new dawn” for the country. while others questioned the legitimacy of his election.

Sunak, 42, became head of the Conservative Party on Monday, making it a Special Diwali for the former Chancellor of the Exchequer, who became the youngest British Prime Minister in 210 years when he moved to 10 Downing Street.

Every major newspaper in England, once a colony of much of the world, covered him on the main page.

Guardians released a photo of the 42-year-old Conservative leader receiving a hero’s welcome at the party’s London headquarters with the banner headline, “Unity or die – Sunak’s warning to Tory MPs.”

The Guardian report notes that Sunak “will become the third Conservative prime minister in less than two months and the fifth in six years. He will also make history as the first Hindu to lead the country.” country religion.”

Letters documented Sunak’s prime ministerial role as a mile-stone event, its headline reading “New Dawn for Britain” with the subheading: “Rishi Sunak Becomes Our Youngest Modern Prime Minister I – and the first with Asian heritage”.

Write a similar funny note, Sun summons a comic universe reference to mark the event. It says, “The Force is with you, Rishi” with the main image showing him holding a lampshade.

But not all media sources endorse Sunak becoming the UK’s next prime minister.

Banner headlines of Mirror throws a fierce attack at Sunak. Its title asks “Our new (unelected) Prime Minister… Who voted for you?” Describing him as “twice as rich as the King”, its main story says he will “preside over brutal cuts in public spending”.

Scotland’s Daily Record even more critical of Sunak with the headline “Death of Democracy”.

Sunak’s total assets exceed £700 million. Sunak and his wife Akshata also own a home in Kensington, a neighborhood in central London, in addition to their Yorkshire estate.

The couple’s total fortune is said to be 730 million GBP ($837 million), according to this year’s “Sunday Times Rich List”; Some media have noted that this makes them richer than both King Charles III and Queen Camilla.

Financial Times focuses on the economic challenges that lie ahead for Sunak, a former politician turned investment banker.

In the words of Tory MPs, they hope Sunak “will reassure the market and help reduce borrowing costs”.

Sunak’s warning to the Tories that “Failing to heal the rift will ‘finish’ [the] party “was recorded by Time.

walkie talkie published, “The Prime Minister aims to bring the warring factions together to ‘one shot’ to end the economic crisis.”

On September 5, Sunak was defeated by fellow Conservative Party leader Liz Truss in his campaign for prime minister. After 45 days in power, Truss announced her resignation last Thursday following a Cabinet revolt over her economic plans.

Sunak is married to Akshata Murthy, daughter of Infosys co-founder Narayan Murthy. Sunak’s parents, retired doctors Yashvir and Usha Sunak, are Indian Heritage and were immigrants from Kenya to the UK in the 1960s. The couple had two daughters. In Southampton, Sunak was born.

His grandparents were born in Gujranwala, in present-day Punjab province of contemporary Pakistan, but they were British Indians.

The way forward is anything easy for the new leader, who faces the daunting task of rescuing a troubled economy and uniting a deeply divided Conservative Party. . The new leader is the third prime minister in just seven weeks, after Boris Johnson’s exit from the party and Truss’ small-budget disaster.

(With input from PTI)

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