We are accustomed to treachery, deceit, selfishness and hypocrisy among our politicians.
We know that many politicians and civil servants ignored the lockdown rules they’d imposed on the country. (They ignored the rules because they knew they were useless.)
But in my view Sunak, the UK’s current Chancellor of the Exchequer is the worst and most thoroughly despicable politician we’ve seen for many years. His breath-taking arrogance has put even Blair, Hancock and Johnson in the shade.
For absolutely no sensible reason at all the British Government (which has ignored far deadlier wars in Yemen and Syria) decided to introduce sanctions against Russia because of its dispute with Ukraine.
The sanctions have meant that millions of Britons have lost huge amounts of money. Anyone with a pension or an investment of any kind will have almost certainly suffered financial losses – in some cases massive losses – because of their Government’s decision to halt trade with Russia. Today’s pensioners and tomorrow’s pensioners will be savagely damaged by this egregious policy – they will be much poorer.
Ignorant and manipulated do-gooders have made things infinitely worse by forcing British companies and businessmen to break off trade with Russia.
Shares of the affected companies have fallen a great deal as a result.
But, almost unbelievably, Sunak’s wife is reported to still have shares in a company operating in Russia.
Sunak’s wife, Akshata Murty, owns shares worth more than £400 million in the company.
When questioned about his wife’s continuing business links with Russia, Sunak dismissed concerns, turned round the criticism and saying he knew how Will Smith felt about his wife being criticised.
‘At least I didn’t slap anyone,’ he said, according to an unsurprisingly rather sympathetic report by the BBC.
Unbelievably, Sunak said it was upsetting and wrong for people to criticise his wife’s continued business interests in Russia.
Meanwhile, Sunak is also continuing the Government’s attacks on the elderly.