British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has been criticized. The reason: he asked a homeless man if he worked in business. Now his appearance is described as “embarrassing” and “unbearable”.
British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has come under fire for asking a homeless man if he works in business. The media described the conversation on Saturday as “embarrassing”. The deputy leader of the largest opposition party, Labour, Angela Rayner, tweeted that the exchange was “intolerable”. Labor MP Bill Esterson wrote that this showed Sunak had lost touch with ordinary people. The prime minister is the richest member of the British House of Commons.
A TV clip from Sunak’s visit to a homeless shelter on Friday shows the prime minister conversing with a man named Dean. “Do you work in business?” Sunak asked. “No, I’m homeless,” Dean replied. But he is interested in the economy, especially in the financial industry. Ex-investment banker Sunak then said, “By the way, I used to work in the financial industry.” Could the man imagine doing the same for himself? Yes, Dean said he could. “But first of all, I want to get through Christmas.”