- 24 May 2022
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Rishi Sunak boasted of taking money from “deprived urban areas” to help wealthy towns
A leaked video shows the former chancellor saying that Labour “shoved all the funding into deprived urban areas” and that “needed to be undone”.
This is a stunningly brazen admission from the former Chancellor Rishi Sunak admitting moving money set aside for deprived/underfunded areas and redirecting it to already-more-afflluent areas, which of course just happen to vote for his party.
This is no surprise, it’s not even shocking that he did this - we all sort of figured but for him to just come out and say it, is a stunning lack of discretion. How did he imagine that there wouldn’t be someone with a phone recording it?
I have to say I’m almost - almost - impressed with the steel balls on display here. I just wish it was for a far nobler cause where bravery were meaningful.
The Tory voters, of course, are loving this - who cares about the poor as long as the rich stay rich? But there are many more rightfully and woefully unimpressed by this, and even the marginal voters are going to have second thoughts about this. It’s wonderful ammo for Truss, of course, but also no surprises there.