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Rishi Sunak

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:16 am
by Snowflake
Possibly time for a thread as he has been doing a lot of media over the past couple of weeks. With his Oxbridge accent, comes across to me as a kind of minor official from the glory days of the raj. Half expecting to see him appearing in a cricket jumper.

Here is his voting record.

https://www.theyworkforyou.com/mp/25428 ... rks)/votes

Re: Rishi Sunak

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:37 am
by Boiler
I read his voting record. Hmm.

Re: Rishi Sunak

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:45 am
by Snowflake
Has one of the safest Tory seats in the country, Hague's old constituency. As hard right and coming from an ethnic minority background he certainly fits the current profile. I'm guessing we'll be seeing a lot more of him on the box.

Re: Rishi Sunak

Posted: Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:11 am
by Tubby Isaacs
Good prediction, Snowflake.

Sunak popped up today. Sounds like he doesn't think No Deal at the end of the transition period is proper No Deal.

He has the air of a man who could carelessly talk the pound down.

Re: Rishi Sunak

Posted: Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:22 am
by crabcakes_windermere
Tubby Isaacs wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:11 am
Sunak popped up today. Sounds like he doesn't think No Deal at the end of the transition period is proper No Deal.
What, so he wants it immediately? Yeah, that'll work - Boris would be delighted to throw away the 11 month window of procrastination he has.

Re: Rishi Sunak

Posted: Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:25 am
by youngian
No deal is now ‘Australia option,’ according to Sunak this morning. “Free trade agreement should not mean following their rules,” he told a gormless Kay Burley this morning (KB’s alright when she’s done her homework). Sunak does look bright enough to know he’s talking bollocks.

Re: Rishi Sunak

Posted: Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:27 am
by Tubby Isaacs
Who coined "Australia option"? Douglas Carswell?

Re: Rishi Sunak

Posted: Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:12 pm
by The Red Arrow
Buzzword. As the points style immigration waffle proved, they think chucking 'Australia' into the conversation makes the issue at hand sound cool - you know, sun-kissed whiteys barbieing their lives away. Whether emulating a nation of immigrants enters into their thinking is perhaps a discussion they haven't really put a lot of thought into. No change there, then.

Re: Rishi Sunak

Posted: Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:36 pm
by Bones McCoy
Tubby Isaacs wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:27 am
Who coined "Australia option"? Douglas Carswell?
Sounds like pure Cummings.

"Australia" sounds like something great, similar to the different Canadas and Norways.
The fact is that Australia has no trade deal with the EU.
So what Australia really means is "No deal, and it's on fire".

Re: Rishi Sunak

Posted: Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:48 pm
by youngian
An Albania deal would be better that the Australia option but Matthew Goodwin can explain why its not; symbolism.

Also Australia has a series of bilateral deals and quotas but its tough to progress due to the need to be aligned to its regional Asian market.

Re: Rishi Sunak

Posted: Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:08 pm
by Boiler
If it wasn't for its mineral resources Australia would be an empty shithole full of poisonous critters.

Re: Rishi Sunak

Posted: Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:11 pm
by youngian
Those resources have been shown to be recession proof. Which is lucky for the Lucky Country whose luck’s running out in the most terrible way imaginable.

Re: Rishi Sunak

Posted: Mon Feb 03, 2020 2:14 pm
by Zuriblue
Boiler wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:08 pm
If it wasn't for its mineral resources Australia would be an empty shithole full of poisonous critters.
but enough about Rupert Murdoch and Pauline Hanson.

Re: Rishi Sunak

Posted: Mon Feb 03, 2020 2:26 pm
by Boiler
Arf Arf. :lol:

Re: Rishi Sunak

Posted: Mon Feb 03, 2020 5:48 pm
by satnav
I notice that Rishi turned up on the BBC breakfast news show this morning to be interrogated by seasoned political journalist Dan Walker! In the space of a couple of weeks Dan has interviewed Boris Johnson, Grant Shapps and Rishi Sunak. Dan asks them prepared questions but when they respond with dubious claims and statistics he lets them get away with it because he doesn't have the necessary knowledge base to challenge them.