Lies, Falsehoods and Misrepresentations from Boris Johnson to Rishi Sunak

‎”Let’s restore trust, rebuild the economy and reunite the country”

Rishi Sunak, Conservative Leadership Candidate, Twitter

Facts

As part of Sunak’s campaign to become the leader of the Conservative Party and next Prime Minister, he tweeted, “Let’s restore trust, rebuild the economy and reunite the country.”

Once in Downing Street Sunak’s lack of commitment to restoring “trust” became immediately clear with his choice of cabinet members. He brought back Suella Braverman as Home Secretary just days after she was forced to resign from the same post over a serious security breach. Shockingly he also appointed Sir Gavin Williamson, who had helped his bid for the leadership, to the cabinet despite grave questions surrounding Williamson’s character and conduct.

Verdict

Once Sunak entered 10 Downing Street he made no effort to rebuild the trust which he acknowledged had been broken. On the contrary, his choice of cabinet ministers and lack of integrity further damaged trust. 

Additional Note:This was a noteworthy remark for two reasons. First, it showed that Rishi Sunak acknowledged that trust had been broken under the Johnson government in which he had served from the start and almost to the end. Second, when Rishi Sunak did become Prime Minister he made no attempt to restore trust. On the contrary, he  carried on Boris Johnson’s practice of making false and fabricated remarks, including in the House of Commons, and appointed cabinet ministers such as Suella Braverman and Sir Gavin Williamson who had significant question remarks surrounding their integrity.

We emailed Rishi Sunak’s office and Downing Street offering them the chance to respond. The email was received, but no reply. 

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