Rishi Sunak Is a Failed Prime Minister

Adebayo Adeniran
4 min readFeb 2, 2023

And his days at the helm of affairs are numbered.

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The bets are on.

It is no longer a case of if but when.

Rishi Sunak, over the course of the last three months, has shown that he is just as calamitous and disastrous at the helm of the country’s affairs as Liz Truss, Boris Johnson and Theresa May were in the last few years.

And there’s a number of reasons for this:

1.Dominic Raab

2.Nadhim Zahawi

3.Suella Braverman

And not forgetting Sunak himself.

Raab was appointed by Sunak as his Justice Secretary, when he took office in October last year.

Even then, there were allegations stacked to the highest heavens by his civil servants against the justice secretary who also serves as the deputy PM.

Based on a report by The Times newspaper, it is said that there were 24 separate allegations of bullying which were made against Raab.

You would think that any politician, never mind the nation’s most prominent one, would take the time to ascertain the facts before promoting his ally to a highly sensitive position?


Instead Sunak faces serious questions about his judgement and his reluctance to act decisively on an issue which has taken on a life of its own.

Another issue on which there was a profound lack of decisiveness from Britain’s premier was the Nadhim Zahawi tax evasion scandal.

Based on the investigation conducted by members of the fourth estate, it was clear that the former chancellor’s financial affairs weren’t in order.

It was also clear that Zahawi chose to pay the HMRC when the risk of being exposed became stratospherically high.

And despite all this, Sunak did not sack the former party chairman, choosing to buy time by having instituting an enquiry into Zahawi’s tax affairs.

Only when it became abundantly clear that tax evader’s position was no longer tenable did Sunak go ahead to sack Nadhim Zahawi, by which time serious questions were being asked of the Premier, himself.



Adebayo Adeniran

A lifelong bibliophile, who seeks to unleash his energy on as many subjects as possible