Rishi Sunak, Troubled Tough Guy
Sunak is trying to act tough on Russia and China but being bullied over wind farms at home. Can he shake off the image of being a weak link? Plus, we discuss the census results – and unpack the reaction to England and Wales being minority Christian nations. This week’s guest is New Statesman’s deputy political editor Rachel Wearmouth.
• “You lose credit with the voters and then you lose credit within the party.“ – Rachel Wearmouth
• “Conservative MPs are probably looking at a long period in opposition and maybe they don’t fancy it.” – Rachel Wearmouth
• “Keir’s boring accountant vibe definitely beats Sunak’s boring carphone salesman energy.” – Alex Andreou
• “China is so big, we need some level of engagement and despite the tough guy schtick Sunak is warming Chinese relations.” – Alex Andreou
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Presented by Dorian Lynskey, Ian Dunt and Alex Andreou. Group Editor: Andrew Harrison. Lead Producer: Jacob Jarvis. Producers: Jet Gerbertson and Alex Rees. Assistant Producer: Kasia Tomasiewicz. Audio production by Robin Leeburn. OH GOD, WHAT NOW? is a Podmasters production.