Rishi Sunak

Letters: The hard truth about soft power

23 April 2022 9:00 am

Soft ground Sir: We have heard much over the years from the overseas aid lobby about the value of soft…

Portrait of the week: Boris in Kyiv, Rishi in hot water and crystal meth in a cereal packet

16 April 2022 9:00 am

Home Boris Johnson, the Prime Minister, travelled to Kyiv in secret and joined President Volodymyr Zelensky for the cameras in…

What Rishi Sunak could learn from George Osborne

16 April 2022 9:00 am

I was walking last week from Canary Wharf tube station to my flat in east London – not far, little…

Rishi Sunak’s political naivety

16 April 2022 9:00 am

Before the war in Ukraine, ministers and Tory MPs believed a fixedpenalty notice for the Prime Minister would mean the…

I feel sorry for Rishi Sunak

16 April 2022 9:00 am

Perhaps I should stress from the get-go that I do not know Rishi Sunak. So far as I know, we’ve…

Who can put the toothpaste of inflation back in its tube?

16 April 2022 9:00 am

The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation’s food price index rose 13 per cent last month to stand a third higher…

Why I resigned over partygate

14 April 2022 4:02 am

This is an edited version of Lord Wolfson’s resignation letter, following the Met’s decision to fine Boris Johnson and Rishi…

Rishi Sunak breaks his silence

13 April 2022 5:17 am

After Boris Johnson issued an apology (along with a pool clip) over the fixed penalty notice he received for attending a…

Six times Boris and Rishi denied breaking the law

12 April 2022 11:40 pm

Well, that’s that then. This afternoon the Metropolitan Police fined the Prime Minister and the Chancellor of Exchequer for breaking…

Is Rishi just too rich for politics?

9 April 2022 6:20 pm

The obvious and perhaps only way out of this mess for Rishi Sunak was for his wife to pay double…

Rishi’s wife changes tack on tax

9 April 2022 4:20 am

This evening Rishi Sunak’s wife Akshata Murty has announced that she will pay UK taxes on her overseas income, following a public backlash…

The war on workers

6 April 2022 9:30 pm

It is been a familiar story in recent years: a Budget that sounded reasonably good when delivered, but that unravels…

Rishi Sunak’s NFT gimmick is a step too far

5 April 2022 7:44 pm

We had got used to the expensive trainers. The carefully curated hoodies were just about acceptable. The Twitter feed was…

Is this the end of borrow and spend?

30 March 2022 2:00 am

Since the spring statement last week, Rishi Sunak has been dealing with complaints from all sides: the right have been…

The Chancellor’s difficult choices

26 March 2022 9:00 am

The Office for Budget Responsibility was designed to protect the Chancellor from accusations that he is cooking the books. If…

The return of fiscal conservatism

26 March 2022 9:00 am

Next month, Rishi Sunak will break a Tory manifesto pledge by increasing National Insurance as the tax burden heads to…

Can we trust economic models?

24 March 2022 11:20 pm

Rishi Sunak shared a delightful moment of honesty on the Today programme on Thursday. Mishal Husain asked him how households…

Rishi Sunak's spring statement speech in full

24 March 2022 1:10 am

Mr Speaker, As I stand here, men, women and children are huddled in basements across Ukraine seeking protection. Soldiers and…

What to expect at the spring statement

23 March 2022 6:43 am

The big story of Wednesday’s spring statement by the Chancellor will be the impact of inflation – which has soared…

Rishi Sunak’s energy bill dilemma

11 March 2022 11:40 pm

This morning’s revelation that the UK economy grew 0.8 per cent in January, the fastest growth since April last year, is…

Is the government in denial about the looming economic crisis?

10 March 2022 8:40 am

The priority for the UK and other rich democracies is to protect the people of Ukraine from the depredations of…

Is Rishi Sunak any good at politics?

19 February 2022 7:11 pm

Is Rishi Sunak any good at politics? In recent days Labour sources have been putting it about that they no…

The Chancellor's horrible task ahead

5 February 2022 9:00 am

Whether Rishi Sunak is prime minister or still chancellor this spring, fate is handing him a poisoned chalice. Looking back,…

Rishi Sunak’s cost of living gamble

4 February 2022 1:31 am

The Chancellor is lending £200 this year to anyone who pays an energy bill in their own name. That’s 28…

After Boris, who?

15 January 2022 9:00 am

Even Boris Johnson’s longest-standing supporters now think he might be on the way out. His admission that he attended a Downing…