Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss make pitches to party members as they bid to be next Tory leader and PM

by 24britishtvJuly 28, 2022, 8:50 p.m. 21
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Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss have appeared in front of party members at hustings in Leeds in their bid to become the next Tory leader. Mr. Sunak explained why he hasn't been offering the same immediate tax cuts as his rival. "I haven't taken the easy road - there are plenty of things I could have said that would have made my life easy," he said. Mr Sunak said it is the "honest thing to do" to tell people as it is and "that's what leadership is about". He said he won't "embark on a spree" of "unfunded promises" but that he will cut taxes when the time is right. Ms Truss drew the loudest applause when she pledged to get the Northern Powerhouse rail built, saying Leeds is the "largest city in Europe without its own metro system". She was also acknowledged by the audience when she vowed to stand up to Russia's Vladimir Putin, and when she said that a "woman is a woman". Continue reading Rishi is guilty of a dereliction of duty in quitting, that’s why I back Liz, says Ben Wallace https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/19352711/ben-wallace-liz-rishi-leadership/ Boris Johnson takes swipe at Rishi Sunak’s U-turn on cutting VAT on energy bills https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/politics/19350786/boris-johnson-takes-swipe-at-rishi-sunak/ Rishi Sunak is more popular with swing voters than Liz Truss, new poll shows https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/politics/19345524/sunak-more-popular-than-truss-with-swing-voters/ The Sun newspaper brings you the latest breaking news videos and explainers from the UK and around the world Become a Sun Subscriber and hit the bell to be the first to know Read The Sun: http://www.thesun.co.uk Like The Sun on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thesun/ Follow The Sun on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheSun Subscribe to The Sun on Snapchat: https://www.snapchat.com/discover/The_Sun/1633225139

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