Favorite Liz Truss succeeds in her first debate

Favorite Liz Truss succeeds in her first debate

Rishi Sunak was a bit aggressive, the parting was flawless and the suit cut well. Less strict and confident than usual, Liz Truss wore a royal blue dress in the colors of the Conservative Party. Britain’s ex-treasury secretary and foreign secretary clashed for an hour on Monday 25 July on the BBC, during the first debate organized between the two candidates to replace Boris Johnson at 10 Downing Street.

The stock exchanges have been active, focusing from the start of the campaign, in mid-July, on a purchasing power crisis, and Mr. Sunak insisting in championing the need to fight inflation as a priority (now over 9% in the UK), Liz Truss is adamant on its agenda “in bold”With massive tax cuts “From day one”. The unfortunate state of the national healthcare system and Britain’s exit from the European Union were hardly mentioned.

Rishi Sunak is lagging behind in the polls

The two politicians clashed in a performance hall in Stoke-on-Trent, a Midlands city famous for voting overwhelmingly for Brexit during the 2016 referendum, facing an audience of a few dozen residents who voted Conservative in the Florida general election. 2019. In fact, they were directed directly to the 160,000 party members who would be responsible, from August 1 through September 2, to vote to choose between them. The name of the new British Prime Minister will be announced on September 5.

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Rishi Sunak, 42, didn’t have much to lose. Despite himself described as a moderate accused “betrayal” by relatives of Mr. Johnson (His resignation on July 5, Precipitating the downfall of the Prime Minister), the former Finance Minister lags behind in opinion polls. According to a YouGov poll published on July 21, 62% of party members surveyed favored Liz Truss, compared to 38% who said they would choose Mr. Sunak. Despite his verbal fluency, the son of Indian immigrants who had amassed a fortune in funding failed to change direction on Monday night. According to a poll conducted by Opinium after the debate, 39% of respondents (conservative or not) found Liz Truss the most persuasive, while 38% preferred her female colleague.

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on the model, mI Truss, 47, avoided mistakes and delivered less-than-normal mechanical performance. She seemed calmer than her interlocutor, who continued to interrupt her. To be sure, Johnson’s secretary of state had a rough start in her campaign – she narrowly climbed into the leading duo – but her position to the right of the party is beginning to pay off.

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