Rishi Sunak announces Tory leadership bid

Someone put Rishi Sunak's leadership campaign video to Succession's theme tune and it is too perfect for words.

This week, the former chancellor resigned from his role, triggered a flurry of other government resignations in doing so, and therefore had a hand in bringing down prime minister Boris Johnson.

And to put the icing on the proverbial cake - he is now standing for leadership of the party to replace Johnson and it looks like he has been prepped to do so for quite some time.

That's right - pretty Successionish.

So it is just *chef's kiss* that the theme tune from the drama - about a wealthy family fighting for control over a major company in case you didn't know - fits perfectly over Sunak's campaign video.

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Among those who have announced their support for Sunak are Mark Spencer, former Tory Party co-chairman Oliver Dowden, former chief whip Mark Harper, and ex-ministers Liam Fox and Andrew Murrison.

But Logan Roy did not immediately respond to indy100's request for comment to see if he also backs Sunak. Not.

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