Ahen the conversation inevitably turned to the leadership struggle in the Tories, a British woman who was no longer quite young and who, despite her obvious ties to the old establishment, presented herself as decidedly liberal, stated that Rishi Sunak had no chance of becoming prime minister. The so-called Blue Rinse Brigade (ladies with purple hair who once epitomized hardened Conservative party membership) would never vote for him on racist grounds. One of the small circle at the dignified Traveller’s Club, a gentlemen’s club founded in 1819, which once required as a criterion for admission that potential members must have traveled at least five hundred miles in a straight line outside the British Isles, vehemently countered that it was outdated Cliche. If Sunak loses, this will not be due to the color of his skin, but to political and ideological sentiments. The host, a highly educated journalist from Calcutta, who is one of the Anglomaniacs of the Bengali upper class, who is sometimes described as Anglomaniac, and who has traveled a lot in Britain since the late 1950s, was skeptical: “Do you really think that the leopard has changed its spots ?
Tiny as the number of 0.2 percent of the population that has now chosen the new prime minister is, the high proportion of the votes cast for Sunak seems to indicate that the leopard can change, as does the composition of the cabinet by Liz Truss. For the first time in British history, not a single white man holds any of the four main government posts. Truss is the third woman to lead the Conservative Party, and the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Home Affairs and Treasury are descendants of black immigrants. The ethnic composition of the cabinet has never been as diverse as it is now. This is consistent with the spectrum of the eleven candidates who initially ran to succeed Boris Johnson: more than half of them were of Asian or African descent.
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