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‘So the runner-up is Prime Minister now, hmm interesting’ muses 37-year-old from Stevenage

A man has noted with some intrigue that a person who finished second in a contest has now been given the winner’s prize

Published: 25 Oct 2022

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A British man following the Conservative leadership race has observed that the runner-up from the previous contest has now effectively been declared the winner.

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The 37-year-old from Stevenage, who mainly works overseas for a large automotive company, couldn’t help but notice that Rishi Sunak - who lost out to Liz Truss in the initial vote less than two months ago - has now been declared Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury anyway.

He also noted how the change had been made after Tory MPs had been forced to recognise that a series of bad decisions had tarnished the image of the nation.

“It’s funny, isn’t it?” said the man, while deep in thought. “One minute the person most qualified for a position on paper has the job snatched away from him, and within weeks everyone’s realised how unfair that was.

“I’m sure there’s a lesson in there, I just can’t put my finger on it,” he added with a shrug. “I’m sure it’ll come to me if I stick with my plant-based diet. Which reminds me, I’ve got some leftover lettuce that needs eating.”

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