Rishi Sunak to become first British PM of colour and also first Hindu at No 10

Posted on AllSides October 24th, 2022
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Rishi Sunak is about to become the UK’s first prime minister of colour and the first Hindu prime minister, both milestones in Britain’s evolution as a multicultural and multi-faith society.

Although there has been a marked increase in politicians of colour being appointed to senior cabinet roles, including the key posts of chancellor, home secretary and foreign secretary, the UK has never had a black or brown prime minister before.

It was “an historic moment” that would “simply would not have been possible even a decade or two ago,” said...

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