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British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak faced criticism for asking a homeless man at a charity event if he “worked in business” and wanted to get into the finance industry. Rishi Sunak, a former Goldman Sachs banker and one of Britain’s richest men, was called out for being out of touch.

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The incident happened when Rishi Sunak was serving breakfast at a homeless shelter in London when he started chatting with a man who identified himself as Dean.

“Do you work in business?” Sage Sunak asked the man at one point during the conversation, as he gave him a plate of sausage, toast and eggs.

“No, I’m homeless. I’m really a homeless person,” the man replied.

Angela Rayner, deputy leader of the opposition Labor Party, posted a clip of the exchange on Twitter, calling it “provocative”, while another Labor lawmaker, Bill Esterson, called Rishi Sunak “out of touch”.

An awkward exchange with the homeless man began when the man asked Rishi Sunak if he was “fixing the economy”. When the homeless man then said he was interested in business and finance, Rishi Sunak replied that he also worked in finance, before asking: “Is that something you want to get into?”

“Yeah, I don’t mind,” Dean said. “But, I don’t know, I want to get through Christmas first.”


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