Laith Khalaf: Who wants to be a Prime Minister?

‘Pass the Pimms’

clock • 6 min read

Laith Khalaf shares his views on the race to be PM… is there any form of public humiliation these people wouldn’t endure to gain power?

War in Europe. Travel Chaos. Rising Covid rates. Sky high inflation and a looming energy crisis. If all of that weren't enough to give you a case of the summertime blues, then the unedifying spectacle of the Tory leadership contest is surely the clincher that will have everyone reaching across the punch bowl directly for the bottle of Pimms. Whatever you think about the pros and cons of each of the ‘Who Wants to be a Prime Minister?' gameshow contestants, I think most of us can agree this is not an ideal way for government policy to be made. There's been a bit of ask the audience, undoub...

To continue reading this article...

Join Professional Adviser

  • Unlimited access to real-time news, industry insights and market intelligence.
  • Stay ahead of the curve with spotlights on emerging trends and technologies
  • Receive breaking news stories straight to your inbox in the daily newsletters.
  • Make smart business decisions with the latest developments in regulation, investing retirement and protection.
  • Members-only access to the editor’s weekly Friday commentary
 Be the first to hear about our events and awards programmes.



Already a Professional Adviser member?


More on Economics / Markets

The Bank of England

Bank of England meets expectations with 0.5 percentage point hike

UK domestic inflationary pressures had been 'firmer than expected'

Elliot Gulliver-Needham
clock 02 February 2023 • 5 min read
OBR intendeds to reduce these forecasts by between 0.2% and 0.5% because of weakness in the economy and labour market shortages

Britain growth forecast to be downgraded before March impacting Budget

Due to weakness in the economy and labour market shortages

Kathleen Gallagher
clock 25 January 2023 • 1 min read
As part of the Brexit agreement the UK said EU fund regulation would be considered “equivalent” until the end of 2025.

UK raises questions over EU fund regulation suitability post-Brexit

Bank of England governor stressed concerns around money-market funds

Kathleen Gallagher
clock 24 January 2023 • 2 min read