UK GOVERNMENT – Truss, Sunak battle over taxes in free-wheeling TV debate

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Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss, the two finalist candidates to succeed Boris Johnson as prime minister of the United Kingdom, on Monday engaged in a rough and tumble – and at times bitter – debate, interrupting one another numerous times and where their major differences proved to be their differing views on fiscal policy.

Despite the fact that the debate televised by the BBC ended up with both expressing their mutual admiration for one another, Truss – the foreign secretary – and Sunak, the ex-chancellor of the exchequer, placed their significant differences on assorted matters squarely on the table for the British public to evaluate.