Truss, Sunak spar in first debate as UK leadership race heats up

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The final two candidates vying to become the United Kingdom’s next prime minister have gone head to head in a televised debate, clashing over the state of the economy, including each other’s tax and spending plans.
The primetime duel on Monday between foreign secretary Liz Truss and former finance minister Rishi Sunak kicked off a crucial 12-day period featuring three such live TV debates and four husting events for Conservative party members who will decide the contest and begin receiving their postal votes next week.
The weeks-old Tory leadership contest to replace outgoing Prime Minister Boris Johnson has turned increasingly bitter, with both camps butting heads.

Al Jazeera’s Jonah Hull reports from Stoke-on-Trent, UK.

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