London – It has been a difficult year for front-line politicians in Britain. Some have been affected as the country fights a massive coronovirus outbreak and continues the never-ending Brexit saga.
Except for the sage craze.
The young, well-prepared finance minister was not known until recently, and only entered Parliament in 2015. On Wednesday, he will again make headlines, outlining his updated economic forecast for the coronovirus-battered country.
The craze has already promised more than 200 billion pounds ($ 267.56 billion) to fight the Kovid-19 crisis, and to announce additional investment to reduce pressure on healthcare and combat unemployment reason.
But the relatively inexperienced former banker, who has Indian roots, has been in the limelight as one of the country’s most powerful politicians.
Now, the mutation is growing louder – could the craze become Britain’s first non-prime minister? Commentators from India and abroad have said that this can happen.
A recent opinion poll showed that the craze was the most popular figure among the rank and file members of the ruling Conservative party. The same poll gave Prime Minister Boris Johnson a minus 10 percent approval.
He has been dubbed “Dish Sage” by tabloids, thanks to his charismatic productions and social media accounts where he claims One and a half million followers.
At the age of 40, he is the second youngest chancellor of the government treasury, considered the second-largest government job.
Many have seen the craze as a steady hand during Britain’s public health crisis, as criticism grows around Johnson’s response to the epidemic, with the United Kingdom recording the highest number of Kovid-19 deaths in Europe.
The Prime Minister, who was hospitalized with coronovirus in April, is self-isolating after being exposed to the virus again.
The craze acknowledges the role women play in their political life.
During his first speech to Parliament, representing a seat in Yorkshire, northern England, he joked about the constituents commenting on his being “better” than his white predecessor. The newspapers also proclaimed him “the chef of the Yorkshire Dales”.
Craze has often talked about the loans he owes to Britain for his immigrant grandparents and contributed to his path from business to politics, which pundits now say is a shot at the top job Is included.
Across the Atlantic, the history-selection of Kamala Harris, who also has an Indian heritage as vice-president in Joe Biden’s upcoming administration, has further explored the identity and political ambitions of the craze.
The murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis in May and subsequent protests exposed the craze to his experiences of racism.
“As a British Asian, of course I know that racism exists in our country,” he said Stated in june, Recalling that incidents of abuse against him and his siblings while growing up were “particularly troubling”.
Speculation about the possible rise of the craze is all the more surprising as he is a member of Britain’s Conservative Party, which has traditionally supported anti-immigration policies and struggled for the court’s ethnic minority voters.
Nank News told that the craze’s demise marks a “dramatic generational shift” for the Conservative Party, British Future director Sundar Katwala told NBC News.
According to a survey by Ipsos Mori, ethnic minority voters overwhelmingly chose the opposition Labor Party in the 2015, 2017 and 2019 elections.
The Conservative Party has at times been home to right-wing firebrands such as Enoch Powell, who promised in 1968 that widespread immigration would lead to “rivers of blood” and division.
Johnson himself came under fire for using an offensive term to describe black children in a 2002 newspaper column about former Prime Minister Tony Blair’s visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo. Johnson later apologized, stating that his remarks were “in a completely satirical way”.
But Katwal, who also has an Indian heritage, warned that the craze should become the leader of the party, “It would be easy to think that ethnic minority voters would flock to a politician based on shared ethnicity.”
Katwal also warned against easy comparisons between Britain and the US.
“British Obama would not be ‘because Britain is not America,'” he said, adding that Britain was “always more familiar with ethnic diversity in leadership positions.”
Sanak, a Hindu, took his parliamentary oath on the sacred parliamentary Bhagavad Gita.
Britain colonized India until 1947 and some said the rise of the craze allowed the East to repent of its imperial past.
“There is no question that India will be happy,” Shashi Tharoor, an Indian legalist, told NBC News. “It is a measure of how old Britain has become since those (colonial) days.”
“The success of the craze will make Britain very good in the eyes of the world, especially the brown and black world,” Tharoor said.
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While race is a hot-button issue in multicultural Britain, the fad’s emergence also lies on another social fault line: class.
Two-thirds of ministers in the Eton-educated Johnson’s cabinet attended private schools. Craze, the oldest of three siblings, was the headboy at the prestigious Winchester College, an elite all-boys boarding school founded in 1382 with the motto “Manners Mackth Man.”
Government figures show that only 7 per cent of children in the UK attend private schools.
The craze then followed a well-trodden path to Oxford University to study philosophy, politics and economics, a degree popular among watchers on a political future.
Then an MBA at Stanford University in California, as a Fulbright Scholar, before a job with investment bank Goldman Sachs and a hedge fund in London, then a seat in Parliament in 2015.
His financial background has led the craze to be among the wealthiest members of Johnson’s cabinet, in part due to his marrying Akshat Murthy – his billionaire father NR Narayana Murthy founded the Indian tech giant Infosys.
Despite his wealth and privilege, some say the craze still has the usual touch.
Fans of “Star Wars” post pictures of their pets, two daughters, and financial initiatives on social media, often with pithy catchphrase, embossed with their signature.
Johnson’s government faces another potential crisis in the shape of the country’s tortured exit from the European Union.
Like almost all of Johnson’s cabinet, the craze is a keen supporter for Brexit and campaigned to leave the European Union in the 2016 referendum.
During the secluded 2016 campaign, the craze kept a relatively low profile, but represented the government’s “holiday” status on television and the airwaves as a smooth press performer.
But the future is far from plain sailing for the fad.
They have already taken state debt to unprecedented levels, spending 391 billion pounds ($ 505 billion) so far, to bail out businesses and pay workers’ salaries more than half of total government spending in 2016-17 Have to do.
As part of the economy, it will be the highest borrowing since World War Two, as the craze prepares to make updated economic forecasts for the country on Wednesday.
Analysts say they have little choice to raise taxes – a major change for Conservative voters.
And he will have to navigate the financial implications of Brexit when the UK finally ceases to follow trade rules shared with the European Union on 1 January.
Karl Emerson, deputy director of the London-based Institute for Fiscal Studies, said the fad program of the craze, which paid the UK 80 per cent of its salary during the epidemic, was a “smart policy” and likely unemployment to become “astronomical.”
Emmerson warned that Amid England’s second national lockdown plan has been extended to March, meaning “more difficult calls are yet to come.” “Chancellors taxing may find it easy to be popular.”
The Ministry of Finance declined NBC News’ requests for an interview with Sunak.
Johnson denied having ambitions for No. 10 Downing Street for years, once calling such rumors nonsense the meaning of “cobblers”. He became PM in July 2019.
If the craze sees itself as the head of the future, it is opting for the same less important strategy.
In August, when asked by a radio presenter whether the epidemic had dashed his hopes of becoming prime minister, the craze arose and he responded to the British retaliation: “Oh my God, I don’t have that.”
Reuters contributed to this report.