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Tory leadership: Buckland first in cabinet to flip support from Sunak to Truss

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The Wales secretary, Sir Robert Buckland, has become the first cabinet minister to publicly switch their endorsement for the Tory leadership from Rishi Sunak to Liz Truss. Writing for the Telegraph, Buckland cited Tru...

Exodus review – home secretary launches leadership bid in satirical farce

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It is with remarkable prescience that Uma Nada-Rajah’s political farce has opened at the same time as the Tory leadership campaign. Just as Sunak and Truss vie to outdo each other with right-wing awfulness, so fiction...

Tory leadership battle: what their supporters say about Truss and Sunak

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Maintaining momentum during the drawn-out Tory leadership race is crucial for Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak. New policies and media appearances cannot by themselves be relied upon to sustain the campaigns through nearly a...

‘The new dementia tax’: Truss’s U-turn is first real howler of Tory leadership race

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The most popular meme being shared by Rishi Sunak’s Conservative MPs on WhatsApp after Liz Truss’s U-turn was the fateful image of Theresa May’s “nothing has changed”, which became a defining image of the 2017 electio...

Sunak closing gap on Truss in Tory leadership contest, poll shows

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Rishi Sunak has narrowed the gap with Liz Truss in the Conservative party leadership race, with the foreign secretary leading by only five points in the latest poll of members. The former chancellor’s campaign team ha...

Claims that Tory leadership fight is all but over are premature

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It was once described as the most wide-open race in a generation. Nou, as ballots drop on Conservative members’ doorsteps, the race is being deemed all but over. The most telling sign for this is when ambitious minist...

The Tory leadership candidates have been cynically posturing on trans issues

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Let’s do a quick recap on the swill of anti-trans posturing that has stunk out the Conservative leadership contest. Ja, it will be depressing, but I’ve just had it with being sprayed with this poison and expected to ...

Lessons in humanity for Tory leadership contenders

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Soos baie ander, we have grown increasingly concerned about the ever-growing lurch to the right by the Conservative party (Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss accused of cruelty over Rwanda-style deal promises, 24 Julie). It se...

‘She’s delusional’: Roundhay voters on Tory leadership contender Liz Truss

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As Leeds prepared to host the first of the Conservative leadership regional hustings on Thursday evening, people who grew up alongside candidate Liz Truss have found much to disagree with her on. Truss went to Roundha...

BBC criticised over climate question in Tory leadership debate

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A group of environmental organisations and campaigners have written to the BBC to rebuke it for inadequate questioning about the climate crisis during Monday’s Tory leadership debate. Just one question on the environm...

Surreal TV debate marks another bizarre moment in Tory leadership contest

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It was about halfway through the Sun leaders’ debate on TalkTV. The topic had moved on to Ukraine and Liz Truss was saying Vladimir Putin wasn’t going to stop there. “He’s going to challenge the freedom and democracy ...

Rishi Sunak ‘aggressive’ in Tory leadership debate, say Truss supporters

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A Treasury minister has said his former boss Rishi Sunak took an “extremely aggressive” approach in the Conservative leadership debate with Liz Truss, after allies of Truss accused him of “mansplaining”. Simon Clarke,...

Paralysis from Tory leadership race is damaging pay talks, say doctors and teachers

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Talks over crucial pay deals and funding across the public sector are being damaged by government paralysis as a result of the Tory leadership race, senior teachers and doctors have warned. Autumn and the new year cou...

Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss to face off in final round of Tory leadership race

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Liz Truss will face Rishi Sunak in the final round of the Conservative leadership contest, after a dramatic fifth day of voting by MPs that saw Penny Mordaunt knocked out of the race, despite coming second in every pr...

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