'He isn't even British': Caller on UK show compares Rishi Sunak to Al Qaeda, gets schooled
A caller on Britain's popular radio show claimed that Rishi Sunak, who looks almost certain to become the new UK PM, doesn't love England and isn't even British in most people's opinion. The caller also compared Sunak to Al Qaeda.
"We are the voters and we support Boris. Boris has the best chance of winning the general election next time. Rishi is not gonna win it. He doesn't love England as Boris does," said the caller who identified himself as Jerry on the LBC radio show.
After the show host pointed out that Rishi Sunak was born in the UK and had attended prestigious educational institutions in the country, while Johnson was born in New York, Jerry said that because Rishi Sunak and his wife Akshata Murty's business is set in India and the US, it showed that he wasn't British.
To this, Jerry, who claims to be a member of the Conservative party, said half of Al Qaeda are British citizens.
"Could you mention me becoming the prime minister of Pakistan or Saudi Arabia? No. Eighty five per cent of England are white English people and they want a prime minister who reflects that. I can’t just go to India and be the Prime Minister there can I," he further said, adding that nothing Rishi Sunak can do to prove his patriotism.
Following this, the show host shut him down saying, "I think you are fundamentally a racist, and it’s absolutely fascinating that you and other Tory Party members think like this."
Rishi Sunak is one step closer as the clear frontrunner in the Conservative Party leadership race on Monday to be elected Britain’s first Indian-origin Prime Minister after his former boss, Boris Johnson, confirmed he would be pulling out of the contest.
The 42-year-old former chancellor, who said he wanted to “fix our economy, unite our party and deliver for our country” when he declared his candidacy, has held a solid lead in the contest having comfortably surpassed the 100-MPs threshold.