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Who is Rishi Sunak, the UK’s new prime minister?

Wealthier than the King

Former UK chancellor Rishi Sunak has become the United Kingdom’s third prime minister in seven weeks after his rival Penny Mordaunt withdrew from the Conservative Party leadership contention.

Sunak becomes PM during a period so fractious it has required Wikipedia to put together a disambiguation page for the phrase “2022 United Kingdom government crisis”, and with the Tories lagging more than 30 percentage points behind the Labour Party in the polls.

 

Rishi Sunak will be the first non-white, non-Christian prime minister of the United Kingdom. What else do we know about the man?

Source: Who is Rishi Sunak, the UK’s new prime minister?

Christian Porter, John Barilaro and Alan Jones’ barrister Sue Chrysanthou SC is found to be corrupt by the Full Court of the Federal Court – Kangaroo Court of Australia

Christian Porter, on Thursday (14/7/22), lost his appeal in a unanimous decision against Jo Dyer in relation to having his barrister Sue Chrysanthou SC restrained from representing him at his 2021 defamation case against the ABC and journalist Louise Milligan.

Source: Christian Porter, John Barilaro and Alan Jones’ barrister Sue Chrysanthou SC is found to be corrupt by the Full Court of the Federal Court – Kangaroo Court of Australia

For three years the prime minister has schemed and strategised. Can Australians stomach any more? | Katharine Murphy | The Guardian

Scott Morrison

The problem for Morrison is a “New Beginning” is streaks ahead of what we have already suffered under Morrison’s leadership. Anthony Albanese was Deputy PM when Australia’s Economy was No1 in the world and Taxes were much lower than the LNP’s today. So Albo isn’t a blank page he was a Minister who looked after infrastructure for 6 years, never late and always on time. He was  there when almost a historic record number of Bills were negotiated and passed by the Gillard government.

He was there when Morrison created the world’s harshest treatment ever handed out to Asylum Seekers labeled “illegals” with total disregard to the agreement signed in the UN on Human Rights. There when all we heard from the LNP was Nope Nope Nope and that the Sky was falling in because of a paltry deficit of only $200 bn compared with the $1Tn today. Morrison was present when the “No Cuts” lies were being trumpeted and “ditch the bitch” was an LNP’s slogan. There when the NBN was turned into a Frankensteinian patchwork of a monster and present when Abbott was demoted and he was elevated. And there, yes there again, when Turnbull was stabbed in the back and fell on his sword. Morrison was always lurking when the LNP couldn’t possibly have a woman Julie Bishop as a leader a reminder that Morrison was present when a rumored Muslim couldn’t represent the seat Morrison wanted even though Towk really a Christian had 80% of the branch vote. Yes, we all sure do, and well, know who Scott Morrison is now.

The last time Morrison faced an electoral contest, he donned a baseball cap and jetted around the country telling voters not to vote for Bill Shorten. That was it. That was the pitch. The bill Australia can’t afford. Morrison was the ultimate blank page.

Best to be direct. The worst of Morrison is right up there with the worst I’ve seen in two decades of political reporting. That’s the truth. Genuinely, terrible.

Let’s recap these past three years.

Source: For three years the prime minister has schemed and strategised. Can Australians stomach any more? | Katharine Murphy | The Guardian

Know your Premier – » The Australian Independent Media Network

As NSW records over 22,000 new cases of COVID and the number in hospital races towards a thousand, it’s worth getting to know the man who decided to “open up” just as the Omicron strain was taking off.At 39, Dominic Perrottet is our youngest premier. He is one of 12 children and is about to become a father for the 7th time.His younger brother gave an interesting defence to police when he faced allegations of rape in 2017. Mr Perrottet, who comes from a large family belonging to the conservative Catholic order Opus Dei, later told police there was no way they had sexual intercourse. “It’s against my religion,” he said.Dom was born in 1982 and was preselected in 2010 for the NSW seat of Castle Hill. Prior to that he had completed a commerce/law degree which takes 5 years. He apparently worked briefly for a law firm but it was purely a stepping stone as his political ambitions were clear, serving as the President of the NSW Young Liberals Movement in 2005 and on the NSW State Executive of the Liberal Party from 2008 to 2011.Perrottet is an electorate hopper, moving from Castle Hill to Hawkesbury to Epping, wherever he sees the cushiest path.

Source: Know your Premier – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Toad of Toad Hall – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Our PM is a past master at sheeting home mistakes to others. When have you heard him genuinely, I mean genuinely, accept responsibility, concede an error of judgement, appear eager to put the record straight? No, it’s always someone else’s fault. His verbal diarrhoea is legendary. As is his inability to utter a genuine full-throated ‘Sorry’. There’s always a ‘Morrison’ way of avoiding it.

Source: Toad of Toad Hall – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Peter Dutton’s Character Test – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Peter Dutton was born and raised in Brisbane. After graduating from the Queensland Police Academy in 1990, Dutton served as a police officer in the Drug Squad, the Sex Offenders Squad and the National Crime Authority. During the nine years he was in the Queensland Police Force, Peter Dutton did not achieve one single thing…

Source: Peter Dutton’s Character Test – » The Australian Independent Media Network