Britain’s two remaining Tory leadership candidates Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak clashed again in a televised debate Thursday night, this time on Sky News. Sunak managed to impress most viewers after that.
The two discussed, among other things, the bleak forecasts sent out by the British National Bank on Thursday. According to the Bank of England, the British economy will enter a recession in the fall that will last until the end of 2023.
However, according to Truss, a recession is not inevitable if “decisive” action is taken. The 47-year-old foreign minister has promised £30 billion in tax breaks. “We can change the outcome and increase the potential for economic growth,” she said.
Sunak, the finance minister until recently, dismissed these plans as nonsense. According to him, Truss’ tax credit was not funded and would only increase inflation. “The Conservative Party needs to get serious soon, because the lights of our economy are red and inflation is the main reason. I’m afraid Liz Truss’ plans will make the situation worse.”
Shout out to the Scottish Prime Minister
Although Truss has been the front-runner in the polls so far, Sunak appears to have convinced most viewers on Thursday night. Guests on the programme, members of the Conservative Party, were allowed to show their preferences after the match. Truss has been observed in recent days with a stretch Scottish Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon has criticized And a plan to harmonize civil servants with regional living conditions, which relented well with its proponents.
Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss are the only two remaining candidates to lead the British Conservative Party. The new Conservative Party leader also took over immediately from Boris Johnson, who resigned as party leader early last month after a series of scandals. It is the party members who can choose a new president. It will be lifted into the saddle on September 5th.
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