Nigel Farage slams Rishi Sunak as 'wanting to climb the greasy pole to the top'

Mr Sunak is under mounting pressure to resign following the Partygate incident

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Nigel Farage doesn’t think Rishi Sunak has a long-term future in politics in a scathing assessment of the Chancellor.

Mr Sunak is facing mounting pressure to resign after being criticised for receiving a Partygate fine and how he has handled the ongoing cost of living crisis.

And Mr Farage believes that while he doesn’t want to be too cynical, he thinks Mr Sunak will leave sooner rather than later.

During Barrage with Farage on GB News, one viewer asked: “Do you think Sunak should go now, and be replaced by some else, who will cut taxes rather than rise them?”

To which Mr Farage replied: “No but Rishi said he’s a tax cutting kinda guy so you must believe that.

Nigel Farage has slammed Rishi Sunak
Nigel Farage has slammed Rishi Sunak
Mr Farage thinks the Chancellor doesn't have a long-term future in politics
Mr Farage thinks the Chancellor doesn't have a long-term future in politics

“Look I don’t know where this is going to go. I don’t want to be too cynical about the timing of what we heard today (Rwanda agreement) with the elections coming up. I know Sunak and the PM are in trouble.

“I don’t see a long-term future for Rishi Sunak in politics, it’s as simple as that.

“He’s one of those people that came in on the back of incredible privilege, wanted to climb the greasy pole and get to the top and when he realises that’s not going to happen he will be gone. That’s what I think will happen.”

His comments come days after Mr Sunak apologised for his role in the Partygate scandal and vowed to continue his job.

In a statement the Chancellor said: “I can confirm I have received a fixed penalty notice from the Metropolitan Police with regards to a gathering held on June 19 in Downing Street.

“I offer an unreserved apology.

“I understand that for figures in public office, the rules must be applied stringently in order to maintain public confidence. I respect the decision that has been made and have paid the fine.

“I know people sacrificed a great deal during Covid, and they will find this situation upsetting. I deeply regret the frustration and anger caused and I am sorry.

“Like the Prime Minister, I am focused on delivering for the British people at this challenging time.”