British Politics

Dublin hopes for ‘pragmatic’ Sunak as next British PM

Though government remains publicly neutral, sources say practical, competent former chancellor of the exchequer might see a way forward on NI protocol

Rishi Sunak: ‘Dublin would take Sunak because of his pragmatism and his workability.’ Picture: Getty

The government is privately hoping that Rishi Sunak will succeed Liz Truss as the next British prime minister rather than Boris Johnson.

Taoiseach Micheál Martin and other government ministers have been careful not to express any public views on the Conservative leadership contest. But there is a belief in government that Sunak, a former chancellor of the exchequer, offers the best chance of resolving the row over the Northern Ireland protocol.

“Dublin would take Sunak ...