It wasn’t the easiest news to have to break, but he delivered it with the kindness and compassion of a favourite uncle explaining to his nephew that his hamster has passed away.
Afterwards, we were left thinking, “Well, what is a 20.4 per cent slump in the economy between friends, anyway?”
Even the announcement that the UK is in the deepest recession of any G7 nation hasn’t taken the shine off Rishi Sunak’s approval rating, which remains light years ahead of other members of the government.
When the Chancellor declares “we’ll do whatever it takes”, we believe him. “Genuine” and “likeable” are the words that come up in focus groups — and under his Instagram posts, often accompanied by the hashtag #dishyrishi.Here are 8 things you may not have known about Westminster’s most popular politician:1.