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Rishi Sunak did not explicitly reject the possibility of reinstating disgraced former prime minister Boris Johnson in the cabinet. He downplayed the conspiracies against his leadership, describing them as insignificant.
The relationship between the two men deteriorated when Mr. Sunak resigned from the cabinet, causing Mr. Johnson to leave office earlier than expected.
However, in a recent ITV documentary, the Conservative leader stated that he still has occasional conversations with his predecessor, with their last interaction taking place late last year.
He refused to comment on the possibility of rehiring Mr Johnson, who stepped down as a Member of Parliament after being discovered to have repeatedly lied about the Partygate scandal. He stated that he would not discuss personal matters such as this.
Last year, David Cameron was appointed as the foreign secretary and was also granted a seat in the House of Lords.
Mr. Sunak stated that they had a successful working relationship for an extended period, despite some noted discrepancies towards the end, as mentioned in the documentary. He also mentioned that his current team at No 10 is trustworthy.
Mr Sunak, who is facing challenges from MPs, donors, and former aides, some of whom are connected to Mr Johnson, is under pressure to step down from his position at Downing Street. However, he downplayed the significance of these threats, stating that they were insignificant.
A recently conducted survey, funded by undisclosed contributors, forecasted a potential overwhelming victory for the Labour party if Mr Sunak was no longer in charge.
The Tory member of the House of Lords, Lord Frost, who arranged the survey, has received a warning that he may be stripped of his party membership if he does not reveal the identities of the undisclosed financial contributors.
A high-ranking member of the Conservative party, Sir Simon Clarke, who has connections to both Liz Truss and Mr Johnson, recently made a public statement calling for his party leader to step down.
The group is suspected to be devising a strategy of wearing down the prime minister through prolonged conflict.
However, Mr Sunak responded to his critics within his party by stating, “I do not believe that the country supports parties that are divided.” He further explained, “The disagreements within our party are minor compared to the major divide between us and Keir Starmer on this matter.”
The prime minister firmly stated that his financial status should not be a concern for voters. He also criticized those who criticize him for it, claiming they lack ambition for our nation.
According to the 2023 Sunday Times Rich List, Mr. Sunak and his spouse, Akshata Murty, have a net worth of approximately £529 million.
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