Asim Chaudhry has spoken out against the Tories and Rishi Sunak in an exclusive interview with The independent.
Reacting to news that Sunak became the UK’s third prime minister in three months on Monday (Oct 24), the people just do nothing star said the former chancellor “won by default because no one else was competent.”
Sunak’s win was announced after Boris Johnson dropped out of the Conservative leadership race on Sunday night (October 23) and Penny Mordaunt dropped out minutes before the deadline to enter the ballot on Monday.
Speaking about why he doesn’t think the country’s first Asian prime minister will represent him, Chaudhry said: “When Obama became president it was a historic moment because people all over the world believed anything was possible. The difference here is that Obama was unashamedly himself and he was proud of his culture, he defended it, he represented his people.
“The establishment had to change for him, with Rishi it feels like he had to change for the establishment. This is not representation, this is Rishi winning by default after no one else was proficient.”
On whether he thinks Sunak, whose net worth is valued at £730m, is too rich to be prime minister, Chaudhry joked: “Is net worth relevant? I mean, Donald Trump started out with nothing, just a little $10 million loan from his father and that situation worked out!
“In all seriousness, a man with such wealth will never be able to relate to or empathize with the average British citizen. Rishi’s wealth borders on the obscene and further demonstrates how his priorities will always be capitalistic in nature. Cash rules everything around him and not in a cool Wu-Tang way.”
Read more about Chaudhry’s stance on Conservative government, and how his comedy creation Chabuddy G is based on his father, in our interview with him from earlier this year.
The actor also supported the independentThe campaign for a general election.
Chaudhry’s new comments come as Stephen Fry joked that Wikipedia editors “must be exhausted” after recent weeks of chaos in British politics.
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Last night (October 23), BBC News presenter Martine Croxall laughed off the news that Johnson dropped out of the race live on air, while presenting The papers, and said it made her feel “joyful”. They took it off the air while the corporation investigates the fairness complaints.
Sunak said he was “honored and honored” to replace Liz Truss as prime minister, in his first public address since assuming Tory leadership.
Speaking ahead of his formal appointment by King Charles, which could take place as early as tomorrow, Sunak said: “It is the greatest privilege of my life to be able to serve the party I love and give back to the country I owe so much to.” much.”