Rishi Sunak denies he's out of touch with cost of living crisis
Spare a thought for Rishi Sunak on this tough day.
The chancellor just wants to be liked, seen as one of the people. He's just like you or I just with a bit more money that's all. An average Joe with the same struggles as the rest of us.
But then things happen like - I don't know - having a Peloton, wearing expensive sliders, being married to someone with non-dom status to avoid paying tax (she now does) and, as of today, joining The Sunday Times Rich List and... it just really squanders his efforts, doesn't it?
After all, inflation has reached a 40 year high at 9 per cent, the cost of living crisis is so bad that police forces have been told to use discretion over people shoplifting from supermarkets to eat and people are choosing between heating and eating.
So it isn't the best look that Sunak and his wife Akshata Murty made the publication's list for the first time, with their joint £730m fortune putting them at number 222 in the list of the UK's wealthiest 250 people. Congrats.
Totally normal country where one of the richest men gets to decide what the poorest get in help https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/rishi-sunak-becomes-first-frontline-politician-to-join-sunday-times-rich-list-2022-zksx9bprq\u00a0\u2026
I hear Rishi Sunak is the hottest new entry on the Sunday Times Rich list. Enjoy your cost of living crisis plebs and keep the noise down will you? Your chancellor is concentrating hard on counting all his sweet sweet cash while navigating a path to the highest office in the land