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Not surprisingly, Boris Johnson has not returned my calls: Rishi Sunak

Not surprisingly, Boris Johnson has not returned my calls: Rishi Sunak

Rediff.com1 days ago

Rishi Sunak has revealed that his former boss, Boris Johnson, has not returned any of his messages and calls since he resigned from his cabinet as chancellor, implying tension between the duo as the British Indian former minister battles it out in a tough race to be elected the next leader of the UK's governing Conservative Party.

Latest TV debate sees Rishi Sunak win over voters

Latest TV debate sees Rishi Sunak win over voters

Rediff.com5 Aug 2022

Former chancellor Rishi Sunak convincingly won over an audience of Conservative Party members in a head-to-head television debate with rival Foreign Secretary Liz Truss in the leadership contest to elect a new Tory party leader and British prime minister.

New survey gives Liz Truss wider lead over Rishi Sunak

New survey gives Liz Truss wider lead over Rishi Sunak

Rediff.com3 Aug 2022

A new survey of Conservative Party members, who will be casting their ballots to pick the new Tory leader to succeed Boris Johnson as British Prime Minister, on Wednesday shows a widening lead for Foreign Secretary Liz Truss over Rishi Sunak in the leadership contest.

Hacking alert from spies delays voting for UK PM

Hacking alert from spies delays voting for UK PM

Rediff.com3 Aug 2022

The postal ballot papers were to be mailed out from Monday but are now expected to start being issued a few days later, with a delivery deadline set as next Thursday.

Rishi Sunak closes gap, shows fight for UK PM post is not over

Rishi Sunak closes gap, shows fight for UK PM post is not over

Rediff.com2 Aug 2022

Former UK chancellor Rishi Sunak is closing the gap to catch up with rival, Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, in the race to 10 Downing Street, with only five points separating the two in a latest poll of the Conservative Party members on Tuesday.

On the backfoot in UK PM race, Rishi Sunak vows to cut income tax by 20pc

On the backfoot in UK PM race, Rishi Sunak vows to cut income tax by 20pc

Rediff.com1 Aug 2022

As the voting process for the new Conservative Party leader formally opened with postal ballots being mailed out to Tory members from Monday, Rishi Sunak vowed to cut the basic rate of income tax by 20 per cent in a few years if he is elected Britain's prime minister.

Prince Charles' charity fund accepted Osama family donation: Report

Prince Charles' charity fund accepted Osama family donation: Report

Rediff.com31 Jul 2022

According to The Sunday Times, Prince Charles met with the Al Qaeda founder's half-brother Bakr in London and allegedly agreed to accept GBP 1 million.

Gender, ethnicity will have nothing to do with British PM race: Rishi Sunak

Gender, ethnicity will have nothing to do with British PM race: Rishi Sunak

Rediff.com31 Jul 2022

The 42-year-old British Indian politician acknowledges "playing catch-up" to Liz Truss in the race as he continues his campaign tour of the UK to win over Conservative Party members' votes.

You stabbed Boris Johnson in the back, Tory member tells Sunak at party meet

You stabbed Boris Johnson in the back, Tory member tells Sunak at party meet

Rediff.com29 Jul 2022

Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss, the two finalists in the race to succeed Boris Johnson as the Conservative Party leader and British prime minister, were grilled on their policies in the first hustings directly addressing Tory party members who will be voting in the election.

As TV host fainted midway through debate, Rishi Sunak rushed to help

As TV host fainted midway through debate, Rishi Sunak rushed to help

Rediff.com27 Jul 2022

Rishi Sunak rushed to the side of a television host after she fainted live on air during a UK prime ministerial election debate, which was cancelled mid-way through.

Rishi Sunak, Liz Truss neck and neck after first TV debate

Rishi Sunak, Liz Truss neck and neck after first TV debate

Rediff.com26 Jul 2022

There was no clear winner between former chancellor Rishi Sunak and Foreign Secretary Liz Truss on Tuesday after the UK's prime ministerial candidates went head-to-head in their first television debate as finalists and clashed fiercely on their economic policies and tax plans.

China is Britain's largest threat, has targeted India: Rishi Sunak

China is Britain's largest threat, has targeted India: Rishi Sunak

Rediff.com25 Jul 2022

China represents the "largest threat" to Britain and the world's security and prosperity this century and there is evidence to suggest it has targeted countries from the US to India, UK prime ministerial candidate Rishi Sunak said on Monday.

It's final: Rishi Sunak will face off with Liz Truss for British PM post

It's final: Rishi Sunak will face off with Liz Truss for British PM post

Rediff.com20 Jul 2022

Rishi Sunak on Wednesday clinched his place for the final leg of the race to succeed Boris Johnson and will go head-to-head with Foreign Secretary Liz Truss as one of two finalists to take charge as Conservative Party leader and British prime minister.

Sunak wins 4th round with 118 votes, closes in on final spot in British PM race

Sunak wins 4th round with 118 votes, closes in on final spot in British PM race

Rediff.com19 Jul 2022

The British Indian former Chancellor received 118 votes in the fourth round of voting by his party colleagues, just shy of the 120-mark.

Rishi Sunak extends lead in UK PM race

Rishi Sunak extends lead in UK PM race

Rediff.com19 Jul 2022

Sunak, 42, has consistently topped the shortlist since voting began last week and on Monday he bagged 115 votes in the third round, which leaves only four candidates in the race.

Rishi Sunak faces queries on wife's taxes, family wealth in 2nd TV debate

Rishi Sunak faces queries on wife's taxes, family wealth in 2nd TV debate

Rediff.com18 Jul 2022

The UK's prime ministerial race frontrunner, Rishi Sunak, spoke of his pride in what his Indian parents-in-law -- Infosys co-founder Narayana Murthy and Sudha Murty -- had achieved, as he fought back over media commentary around wife Akshata's family wealth.

First UK PM race debate sees Rishi Sunak rooting for honesty

First UK PM race debate sees Rishi Sunak rooting for honesty

Rediff.com16 Jul 2022

The crux of the UK prime ministerial frontrunner Rishi Sunak's message was around honesty as he clashed with his four remaining rivals in the first televised debate of the race to replace Boris Johnson as the Conservative Party leader.

Boris Johnson running 'anyone but Rishi' campaign: Report

Boris Johnson running 'anyone but Rishi' campaign: Report

Rediff.com15 Jul 2022

With Rishi Sunak now firmly placed as the candidate to beat, the battle lines are drawn for second place in the race to replace Boris Johnson as Conservative Party leader and British prime minister, with the remaining five contenders set for their first public clash on Friday.

Rishi Sunak wins first round of vote in UK PM race

Rishi Sunak wins first round of vote in UK PM race

Rediff.com13 Jul 2022

Former Chancellor Rishi Sunak extended his lead in the United Kingdom prime ministerial race on Wednesday with the highest number of votes at 88 in the first round of voting by Conservative Party MPs, which narrowed down the race from eight to six candidates on the shortlist.

UK PM race: Rishi Sunak holds on to lead ahead of voting

UK PM race: Rishi Sunak holds on to lead ahead of voting

Rediff.com13 Jul 2022

The first round of ballots will be cast on Wednesday in the race to elect a new Conservative Party leader who will succeed Boris Johnson as United Kingdom Prime Minister, with British Indian former finance minister Rishi Sunak holding on to his lead.

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