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Rishi Sunak Says He Has No Working Class Mates In Resurfaced Interview

Rishi Sunak Says He Has No Working Class Mates In Resurfaced Interview

Rishi Sunak said he ‘doesn’t have any working class friends’ in a 2007 documentary

An embarrassing resurfaced clip shows Tory leadership hopeful Rishi Sunak claiming he ‘doesn’t have any working class friends’. Watch the video below:

The former chancellor, who this week announced he’d be running for Prime Minister, was speaking in the BBC’s 2007 documentary series Middle Classes: Their Rise and Sprawl.

A baby-faced Sunak explained: "I have friends who are aristocrats, I have friends who are upper class, I have friends who are working-class... well, not working class."

Twitter was quick to pick up on the clip and many social media users responded to the footage.

One person wrote: “Mad that Rishi Sunak can say this out loud and still some working class people will vote for someone that despises them.”

A second quipped: “How are your working class friends doing, Rishi? Oh yeah you said you don’t have any.”

The former chancellor this week announced he’d be running for Prime Minister.

Another social media user added: “Apart from giving them orders when they come round to clean his house, I doubt Rishi Sunak has any interaction with the working class or anyone on low pay.”

A fourth noted: “As a working class person myself, I have to say, Rishi Sunak's lack of working class friends is concerning. How can he possibly represent people like me?”

“Not sure how many ‘working class’ people there are in the country, but please be assured that @RishiSunak doesn't know any of you, doesn't want to know any of you, and couldn't give two s***s about any of you. Just in case you were wondering,” penned a fifth.

LADbible has contacted Sunak for a comment. 

Sunak announced his leadership bid on 8 July.

The throwback clip resurfaced shortly after Sunak announced his leadership bid on Twitter on Friday (8 July), writing: “I’m standing to be the next leader of the Conservative Party and your Prime Minister. Let’s restore trust, rebuild the economy and reunite the country. #Ready4Rishi.”

Sunak resigned as the Chancellor of the Exchequer on 5 July as outgoing Prime Minster Boris Johnson’s leadership crumbled. 

Announcing his resignation on Twitter, Sunak published his letter to Johnson alongside an accompanying tweet that read: “The public rightly expect government to be conducted properly, competently and seriously. 

“I recognise this may be my last ministerial job, but I believe these standards are worth fighting for and that is why I am resigning.”

Sunak aside, the likes of Nadhim Zahawi, Liz Truss and Grant Shapps also threw their hats into the ring this week.

Featured Image Credit: BBC

Topics: Rishi Sunak