UK prime minister hopefuls clash over tax cuts in TV debate

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The five Conservative contenders still vying to be the UK’s next prime minister clashed over tax cuts in a second televised debate on Sunday, with the two frontrunners – Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss – stepping up their battle on the economy. With no clear candidate to succeed Boris Johnson, who is stepping down after a series of scandals, the battle to be the next leader remains unpredictable and increasingly fractious, exposing rifts in the ruling Conservative Party. Ex-Chancellor Rishi Sunak has emerged as the favourite among the 358 Conservative MPs in the UK parliament, who will hold further …

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