Rishi Sunak has just been declared the newest Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. This announcement is obviously a first in many levels for diversity, as Sunak is the first Hindu, Indian, and Asian to assume the position. Sunak is also one of the richest people in Britain, with a net worth estimated to be almost 1 billion dollars. Before being declared Prime Minister, Sunak had several high ranking government jobs, such as Chief Secretary of the Treasury. But Sunak’s appointment comes after 3 consecutive British prime ministers resigned. Let’s break all of these resignations down.
You probably haven’t heard of Theresa May in a while, but she was the Prime Minister of Britain from 2016 to 2019. While most of her term isn’t exactly memorable, her resignation was. May, along with most of the Conservative Party of Britain were big supporters of Brexit. When leaders of the Conservative Party felt that May was not doing enough, a no confidence vote was called. This ultimately ended in May resigning.
Due to Theresa May resigning, Boris Johnson took the stage as Prime Minister. While Johnson did fairly well at first, the Covid-19 lockdowns broke him. When Covid-19 hit, Johnson did the responsible thing by enforcing a lockdown. However, news broke that Johnson partied during the lockdown, which led to his resignation.
Finally, Liz Truss was sworn in as Prime Minister. However, she was only in charge for 44 days. This was due to the fact that the economy was getting worse in Britain, which caused people to get poorer, which the Conservative Party did not like. This ultimately led to the Conservative Party choosing someone who has lots of experience with money, Rishi Sunak.
Will this trend of British Prime Ministers resigning continue? We’ll just have to wait and see. However, all Sunak has to worry about right now is getting the Economy under control. Considering the fact that Sunak has had lots of experience handling money and other economy related matters, it is likely that Sunak will manage to control the issue. However, no one can predict the future, so everything’s up in the air.