Rishi Sunak – United Kingdom – Facts and Bias

Rishi Sunak bias and credibility

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  • Rishi Sunak is currently the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. He is a member of the center-right Conservative Party. We assign Rishi Sunak a Right-Center Bias and Mixed factual rating due to failed several fact-checks.

About Rishi Sunak

Country: United Kingdom
Title: Prime Minister of the United Kingdom  (25 October 2022)
Political Party: Conservative Party
Political Alignment: RIGHT-CENTER

Factual Rating: MIXED


  • Started professional journey in finance at Goldman Sachs (2001-2004)
  • Worked at Catamaran Ventures, an investment firm owned by his father-in-law (2013-2015)
  • Became a Member of Parliament for Richmond (Yorks) in 2015
  • Took on the role of Chief Secretary to the Treasury in 2019
  • Served as Chancellor of the Exchequer from 2020 to 2022

Political Affiliation

Rishi Sunak is a leader of the Conservative Party in the United Kingdom. The party’s platform prioritizes free-market principles and fiscal conservatism. The Conservatives have expressed a commitment to managing immigration effectively, positions Sunak has vocally supported.

For example, in March 2023, on immigration, the Conservative Party introduced Illegal Migration Bill, which has faced criticism from the UN Refugee Agency for infringing on the right to seek asylum and describes the bill as “The legislation, if passed, would amount to an asylum ban.”

Sunak began his professional journey in finance at Goldman Sachs, later moving to the hedge fund TCI. He then established his own hedge fund, Theleme Partners, and following these ventures, he transitioned to his father-in-law’s investment firm, Catamaran Ventures, before making his foray into politics. His experience in the financial sector has influenced his policy-making, as seen in his tenure as Chancellor of the Exchequer. As Chancellor, Rishi Sunak proposed significant financial reforms known as the “Edinburgh reforms,” intending to relax regulations and boost the competitiveness of London’s financial sector post-Brexit. His tenure was marked by deregulation in London’s financial district, 

As Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak advocated for limiting public sector pay increases and engaged in confrontations with labor unions over these wages – clear indicators of his pro-business stance. These policies have been met with criticism. A staunch supporter of Brexit, Sunak attributes the UK’s cost-of-living crisis to global events such as the pandemic and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. However, critics argue that Brexit is the key factor, a claim Sunak disputes.

Recent Failed Fact Checks

(M. Huitsing 05/09/2023)

Last Updated on May 9, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check

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