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Rez
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8947 posts since 5/4/09

29 Mar 2022 10:20
He's got a whole media team curating his socials and pics - this worked perfectly well when he was a media darling and people were grateful for some money off their din-dins in 2020.

His glossy young and cool chancellor schtick doesn't work when people are refusing potatoes and oats at foodbanks because they can't afford to heat them. Apply some scrutiny and its likely to all come crashing down, as you can see in his favourability ratings of the past few weeks.
Rez
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8947 posts since 5/4/09

29 Mar 2022 10:27
Like his wife's 1% stake in Infosys is going to come under increasing scrutiny because they're still dealing with Russia (she'll get millions in dividends from this every year) - it's not necessarily 'fair' and you could argue that a partner's wealth fund doesn't apply to you as a politician.

My suggestion would be that someone who has family wealth worth close to half a billion is not a good fit for a chancellor or any politician for that matter, but what do I know.
swiftus
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1836 posts since 1/7/09

29 Mar 2022 10:48
eazypz wrote:
Razorlight123 wrote: If he goes and buys something from Tesco / M&S / Wherever it may be 'MP panders to British Public wearing xyz, despite earning 100k per year'
swiftus wrote: That's not the point though. He's in a unique position (Chancellor) at a critical period (rising cost of living) in the public eye.

He's obviously a super smart guy. Why not just buy a fucking pair of mid-price, high street trainers (e.g. Clarks) while all of this is going on? No one is going to question him on that.

He's either a) completely oblivious or b) doesn't give a shit. Makes him look like an idiot either way.

But it could have gone either way as Razor posted.
Could have easily been twisted to ‘Chancellor dressing like a commoner to hide his wealth etc’.

We all know how rich he is, I’d rather he didn’t hide it to be honest.

No it wouldn't have gone either way. That's exactly what I just wrote. Buy some generic no brand trainers (e.g. Clarks or Suit Supply). No one is going to do the fucking research on what brand they are. He got caught with CPs cos of the obvious gold number branding. Worst case scenario, someone finds out he's wearing a pair of £60 trainers…the commoner headline wouldn't be half as bad as the current one.

So you'd approve of him walking around with a LV attache, a Thom Browne shirt and a Hermes belt? There's a reason why he wouldn't do these things. Those are the same reasons why he shouldn't be caught wearing CPs in public. He (and his team) just got lazy.
misled
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4481 posts since 3/1/02

29 Mar 2022 11:26
Rez wrote: My suggestion would be that someone who has family wealth worth close to half a billion is not a good fit for a chancellor or any politician for that matter, but what do I know.

exactly this.
Dee
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12184 posts since 22/11/07

posted 29 Mar 2022 11:57, edited 29 Mar 2022 11:57
Family or personal wealth "could" bring many benefits and skills to a position, it's the creation of wealth whilst in the system that is the problem.
smith
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11740 posts since 5/5/04

29 Mar 2022 12:04
Billions in the bank. Same height as Putin. Let's hope he never becomes Prime Minister!
Kadafi39
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2147 posts since 30/10/09

29 Mar 2022 12:05
Rez wrote:
Kadafi39 wrote:
Rez wrote: Can't have it both ways though. Don't do the petrol photo op with some Sainsbury's workers Kia to try and appear normal, then wear shoes that cost 1.5% of the average workers annual salary Laughing out loud

This makes literally no sense, he's a public figure, by him standing next to a kia he's not trying to portray that's his and any reasonable minded person wouldn't grasp that.

Most of us on here probably have 10-20% of his disposable income, yet still wear CP's.

Didn't stand next to a Kia did he, he filled it with petrol as if it was his own car for a photo op.

Do you think anyone believed it was actually his car, or do you think its merely a photo opp to show he's relatable and grounded.
Kadafi39
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2147 posts since 30/10/09

29 Mar 2022 12:13
swiftus wrote: There's a reason why he wouldn't do these things. Those are the same reasons why he shouldn't be caught wearing CPs in public. He (and his team) just got lazy.

Don't agree with this at all tbh, he's wearing some £300 trainers, who really gives AF, its nothing out of the ordinary or astounding. Does anyone ask bojo how much his suit cost or is it an issue how much theresa's shoes cost?

It's literally a shit story by a shit outlet that has a personal agenda.
RickRude
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4141 posts since 13/1/12

29 Mar 2022 12:15
lets not forget they are Booby Prize cp's - maybe hes a lurker?
Kadafi39
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2147 posts since 30/10/09

29 Mar 2022 12:16
generic_guy wrote:
Kadafi39 wrote: Most of us on here probably have 10-20% of his disposable income, yet still wear CP's.

He's worth £200 million, fucking wish I had 10% Laughing out loud

Ok me too Laughing out loud so there's people on here passing judgement about a guy worth £200m wearing £300 shoes, when they definitely have more expensive clothes/shoes and less than 0.2% of his wealth. Yeah makes perfect sense, he should dress in primark clothes to make us all feel better and stop anyone having a dig. Roll Eyes
Rez
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8947 posts since 5/4/09

29 Mar 2022 12:40
do you know what the chancellor does Kadafi?
Kadafi39
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2147 posts since 30/10/09

29 Mar 2022 12:44
Rez wrote: do you know what the chancellor does Kadafi?

You saying he does something other than stunting on peasants? Don't ask stupid questions rez.
Rez
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8947 posts since 5/4/09

29 Mar 2022 12:45
Will take that as a no then Laughing out loud
kid unknown
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5515 posts since 8/12/01

29 Mar 2022 13:03
DM normally more obsessed with Angela Rayner’s footwear…
swiftus
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1836 posts since 1/7/09

29 Mar 2022 13:03
Kadafi39 wrote:
swiftus wrote: There's a reason why he wouldn't do these things. Those are the same reasons why he shouldn't be caught wearing CPs in public. He (and his team) just got lazy.

Don't agree with this at all tbh, he's wearing some £300 trainers, who really gives AF, its nothing out of the ordinary or astounding. Does anyone ask bojo how much his suit cost or is it an issue how much theresa's shoes cost?

It's literally a shit story by a shit outlet that has a personal agenda.

All I'm saying is, he knows he's in the spotlight, and therefore a target. Of course it's a shit story, but why make it easy for the press? It's all an image thing.

Would you rock up in a Ferrari to announce redundancies? Same thing.
Kadafi39
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posted 29 Mar 2022 13:16, edited 29 Mar 2022 13:16
swiftus wrote:
Kadafi39 wrote:
swiftus wrote: There's a reason why he wouldn't do these things. Those are the same reasons why he shouldn't be caught wearing CPs in public. He (and his team) just got lazy.

Don't agree with this at all tbh, he's wearing some £300 trainers, who really gives AF, its nothing out of the ordinary or astounding. Does anyone ask bojo how much his suit cost or is it an issue how much theresa's shoes cost?

It's literally a shit story by a shit outlet that has a personal agenda.

All I'm saying is, he knows he's in the spotlight, and therefore a target. Of course it's a shit story, but why make it easy for the press? It's all an image thing.

Would you rock up in a Ferrari to announce redundancies? Same thing.

I get what you are saying, but I genuinely think people are fishing for stories if this is an issue, we all know hes rich, we all know he lives in 1m+ home and we all know he had a successful career in banking and finance prior to becoming chancellor.

Also rocking up in a ferrari is not the same thing, one is an instantly recognisable global brand and a widely accepted indicator of success, the other is a obscure shoe from some relatively unknown designer. You would have to explain to 95% of people what a common project is, how much it costs and what it means. The ferrari needs no introduction.
The vast majority of people could spend £300 on a shoe if they really wanted, most people couldn't afford a ferrari, even if they really wanted one.
smith
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11740 posts since 5/5/04

29 Mar 2022 13:27
He could do with a moonswatch to offset the CPs.
swiftus
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1836 posts since 1/7/09

29 Mar 2022 13:41
Kadafi39 wrote:
swiftus wrote:
Kadafi39 wrote:
swiftus wrote: There's a reason why he wouldn't do these things. Those are the same reasons why he shouldn't be caught wearing CPs in public. He (and his team) just got lazy.

Don't agree with this at all tbh, he's wearing some £300 trainers, who really gives AF, its nothing out of the ordinary or astounding. Does anyone ask bojo how much his suit cost or is it an issue how much theresa's shoes cost?

It's literally a shit story by a shit outlet that has a personal agenda.

All I'm saying is, he knows he's in the spotlight, and therefore a target. Of course it's a shit story, but why make it easy for the press? It's all an image thing.

Would you rock up in a Ferrari to announce redundancies? Same thing.

I get what you are saying, but I genuinely think people are fishing for stories if this is an issue, we all know hes rich, we all know he lives in 1m+ home and we all know he had a successful career in banking and finance prior to becoming chancellor.

Also rocking up in a ferrari is not the same thing, one is an instantly recognisable global brand and a widely accepted indicator of success, the other is a obscure shoe from some relatively unknown designer. You would have to explain to 95% of people what a common project is, how much it costs and what it means. The ferrari needs no introduction.
The vast majority of people could spend £300 on a shoe if they really wanted, most people couldn't afford a ferrari, even if they really wanted one.

Agreed about the differences. But that's what the press is there for, to tell the public that they're a £300 pair of trainers. Sunak (or his team) is surely smart enough to know that they would be recognisable. Goes back to my original point - he's either naive or flippant.

And yes, of course they're fishing for stories. Sunak is an idiot for making it easy for them. He clearly has eyes for the top job, and should understand the need to be relateable/man of the people. He won't be in contention for long if he keeps giving the press so many easy things to target him on (this, Kia-gate…).
misled
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4481 posts since 3/1/02

29 Mar 2022 13:43
I think he's already blown his chances of being PM. Certainly if it was down to the public…
Razorlight123
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5110 posts since 13/1/10

posted 29 Mar 2022 14:33, edited 29 Mar 2022 14:33
swiftus wrote: That's not the point though. He's in a unique position (Chancellor) at a critical period (rising cost of living) in the public eye.

He's obviously a super smart guy. Why not just buy a fucking pair of mid-price, high street trainers (e.g. Clarks) while all of this is going on? No one is going to question him on that.

He's either a) completely oblivious or b) doesn't give a shit. Makes him look like an idiot either way.

Personally, I don't care, he's a millionaire, I don't expect him to be going to Topman for his clobber.

But I think you've nailed it here - it's the semantics of the whole thing, in a time where costs are going through the roof, I can completely understand why people who are struggling to make ends meet would be seething at such an article.

As you suggest, he could've gone low-key and got a generic pair of trainers (the fit does look sick though). Because if we look at it without our fuk hats on, RRP @ £350 for trainers to the general public is obscene… But as said before if he goes Primark, he gets the Sterling treatment: https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/5718460/raheem-sterling-manchester-city-paige-milian-primark/

But if they wanted to do a thorough analysis his shirt probably costs £100+…

The thing with this country's media is whatever you do, once you're in the negative spotlight they will dig up whatever they want - for example the articles over the past couple of weeks on Abramovich have been extensive, yet the guy has been operating in this country for near a decade?!

P.s. The media only cottoned on because he is firstly wearing trainers and secondly the 'out there' colour, if he went with the whites, he may have got away with it from the daily mail intern.