UK’s Sunak says it is his responsibility to inform Johnson to not overspend

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LONDON, Oct 4 (Reuters) – British finance minister Rishi Sunak stated on Monday that a part of his job was to inform Prime Minister Boris Johnson to not overspend after stories that he advised Johnson he would minimize up his bank card.

“I think that was an old thing, but I think that’s something that all chancellors say, that it’s part of our job,” Sunak advised BBC radio.

“I’d like to think that we have been responsible with the public finances and that’s something that I take very seriously,” he stated.

Sunak was because of ship a speech to the ruling Conservative Party’s annual convention afterward Monday.

Writing by William Schomberg; enhancing by Michael Holden

Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak and Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrive to attend a Cabinet meeting of senior government ministers at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in London, Britain, September 1, 2020. REUTERS/Toby Melville/Pool

Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak in London, Britain June 3, 2021. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/File Photo

Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak and Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrive to attend a Cabinet meeting of senior government ministers at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in London, Britain, September 1, 2020. REUTERS/Toby Melville/Pool