Conservative leadership

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Starmer says government ‘just not good enough’ on cost of living crisis as he defends plan to freeze energy bills - UK politics live
Labour leader says policy for a windfall tax on energy is needed to reduce inflation

Nicola Slawson

15, Aug, 2022 @1:14 PM

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Truss v Sunak: how do Tory PM contenders differ on policy?
What promises are leadership rivals making in terms of economy, climate, education and levelling up?

Jamie Grierson and Ben Quinn

15, Aug, 2022 @12:10 PM

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Liz Truss v Rishi Sunak: a timeline of their roads to Tory final two
Differences and similarities in paths the prime ministerial candidates have taken show the experiences that have shaped them

Anna Leach, Seán Clarke and Geneva Abdul

15, Aug, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Boris Johnson told to tackle rising energy bills to avoid ‘extreme suffering’ this winter
Ex-chief scientist David King says outgoing PM must deliver fiscal policies to support poorer people

Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent

15, Aug, 2022 @10:19 AM

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Wind, hydrogen, no demolitions: how next PM can put UK on net zero path
Boris Johnson’s plans are behind schedule and the CBI says Britain is falling behind Europe and the US

Phillip Inman and Alex Lawson

15, Aug, 2022 @5:00 AM

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It’s time we woke up to Liz Truss’s crass delusions | Letters
Letters: The Tory leadership candidate should focus on real-life existential threats rather than undermining civil servants, say Rupert Huxter and Amanda Power, while Vivienne Jackson condemns her interpretation of ‘Jewish’ values


14, Aug, 2022 @5:14 PM

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How damaging has Tory leadership contest been to the party?
Analysis: slurs traded between Truss and Sunak camps look hard to live down, though voters may have bigger worries

Andrew Sparrow Political correspondent

14, Aug, 2022 @4:57 PM

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Nostalgia for Boris Johnson as Tories lose enthusiasm for Liz Truss
This week’s hustings show many members are unenthusiastic about Sunak or Truss – and might even prefer the current PM

Toby Helm Political editor

14, Aug, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Like Thatcher, Truss wants radical change – but could she avoid a crisis? | Larry Elliott
Whether she or Rishi Sunak becomes prime minister, challenge looks as daunting as it did for James Callaghan in 1976

Larry Elliott

14, Aug, 2022 @11:17 AM

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Truss may stop high earners getting £400 energy bill payments, ally hints
Chief secretary to Treasury Simon Clarke says it is ‘pretty odd’ that wealthier people will benefit from payments

Andrew Sparrow Political correspondent

14, Aug, 2022 @11:06 AM

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How to Lose an Election Two Years Early – there’s no happy ending in this Tory romcom | Isabel Hardman
Rishi Sunak or Liz Truss will be leading a government that has little appetite to solve the economic crisis or even win the next election

Isabel Hardman

14, Aug, 2022 @7:00 AM

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The Greenwich gang: how the south-east London borough became the spiritual home of Trussism
A leafy corner of the staunchly Labour district has become a hotbed of rightwing Tories backing Liz Truss for Conservative leader

Tim Lewis

13, Aug, 2022 @1:37 PM

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