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Rishi Sunak’s Speedy UK Leadership Start Raises Tory Eyebrows

  • Slick campaign video released day after Johnson forced to quit
  • Defence Secretary Ben Wallace says he won’t stand for leader
A video grab from Rishi Sunak’s leadeship bid video. 

A video grab from Rishi Sunak’s leadeship bid video. 

Source: Rishi Sunak

Rishi Sunak’s slick video detailing his vision for Britain as Conservative leader and prime minister has raised eyebrows among potential supporters after the speed with which it was released prompted accusations of treachery against Boris Johnson. 

Sunak, whose shock resignation along with Health Secretary Sajid Javid on Tuesday kick-started Johnson’s downfall, released the video on Twitter pledging to “rebuild the economy” and “reunite the country.” MPs privately said they were shocked by the timing of its release.