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Sunak says Truss risks tipping millions into ‘economic misery’ – follow live

Sunak says Truss risks tipping millions into ‘economic misery’ – follow live
Foreign secretary accuses rival of ‘scaremongering’ while former chancellor says ‘nothing Conservative’ about her approach

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Truss accuses Sunak of being ‘Project Fear

Rishi Sunak has warned Liz Truss risks tipping millions into “economic misery” and fuelling inflation with her economic proposals, as the pair trashed each other’s policy platforms in an acrimonious debate.

Hitting out at the secretária estrangeira’s £30bn-plus tax cut plans, the former chancellor claimed there was “nothing Conservative” about her approach, with the party having “absolutely no chance” of winning the next election.

Ms Truss hit back at the former chancellor accusing him of “scaremongering” and “Project Fear” — a term Brexiteers used to dismiss the economic warnings of the Remain camp in 2016.

While both suggested more help for the British public on rocketing energy bills if they replace Boris Johnson in No 10, Ms Truss also went on to claim Mr Sunak’s current proposals would tip the country into recession.

The foreign secretary also accused her rival of “pushing for closer trade relationships” with China while Mr Sunak said “Liz has been on a journey” to get to a point where she opposes closer ties.

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Simon Clarke MP says Sunak was ‘extremely aggressive’ during debate

When probed on whether Rishi Sunak was “mansplaining” during the debate, as he was accused by a viewer, Simon Clarke MP said: “He was certainly extremely aggressive in the early moments of the debate.”

The chief secretary to the Treasury added: “I’ve always found Rishi very reasonable to work but it was certainly a very intense approach to the early moments of the debate.”

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Tory candidates talked about ‘clothing and earrings instead of the health service’

Labour’s Sir Keir Starmer has said the Tory leadership candidates were talking about “clothing and earrings instead of the health service”.

Ele adicionou: “If ever there was an example of a party that’s absolutely lost the plot, lost any sense of purpose, it was that debate last night.”

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Labour would stick to plans to nationalise railways, Starmer says

Sir Keir Starmer has said an incoming Labour government would stick to plans to nationalise the railways, while he is taking a “pragmatic approach” on water, energy and mail.

The Labour leader told ITV’s Good Morning Britain: “If there’s a broken market, in what way can that market be mended?

“If it can be mended with regulation, that that is a route that we could go down”.

He went on to say: “Whilst pragmatic approaches is really driving me on this, rail is a bit of an outlier because obviously large parts of rail are already in public ownership, and we would continue that, so the rail situation is different because of the way their contracts are run.

“But for me, I’m not ideological where I say public is good, private is bad or private is good, public is bad”.

Sir Keir stressed the party has “quite strong fiscal rules” in place and that “after Covid, there is a question of what we can afford going into that election”.

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Starmer says he is a man of ‘principle and integrity’

When asked by a BBC Breakfast presenter on what kind of person he is, Sir Keir Starmer referred to his investigation by Durham police.

He emphasised that his willingness to resign if he was fined showed that he is “the kind of person who would put [seu] entire career on the line as a matter of principle and integrity”.

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Starmer says Tory leadership race has ‘paralysed’ government

Labour’s leader Sir Keir Starmer has said the Tory leadership contest has “paralysed” the government while the public continues to struggle amid a devastating cost of living crisis.

Speaking to BBC Breakfast this morning, Mr Starmer said: “We’ve got a government with its head in the sand, paralysed by this leadership contest going on.”

He added that the two Tory candidates are “talking about anything other than the practical steps” which will help people emerge from the cost of living crisis.

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ICYMI- Rishi Sunak says Liz Truss risks tipping millions into ‘economic misery’ in acrimonious head-to-head debate

Rishi Sunak has warned Liz Truss risks tipping millions into “economic misery” and fuelling inflation with her economic proposals, as the pair trashed each other’s policy platforms in an acrimonious debate.

Hitting out the foreign secretary’s £30bn-plus tax cut plans, the former chancellor claimed there was “nothing Conservative” about her approach, with the party having “absolutely no chance” of winning the next election, Ashley Cowburn escreve.

In their first head-to-head debate in the final stage of the Tory leadership contest, Ms Truss hit back, accusing Mr Sunak of “scaremongering” and “Project Fear” — a term Brexiteers used to dismiss the economic warnings of the Remain camp in 2016.

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Tory leadership debate: Key moments from Truss v Sunak head-to-head

Tory leadership debate: Key moments from Truss v Sunak head-to-head
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Government ‘does not know’ whether coronavirus traffic light system worked

Nearly half a billion pounds was spent implementing the coronavirus traffic light system for international travel but the Government “does not know” whether it worked, according to MPs.

The testing and quarantine requirements for people arriving in the UK were changed 10 times between February 2021 and January 2022, a report by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) stated.

Em maio 2021 the traffic light system was introduced, which set the rules for arrivals from every country depending on whether it was on the red, amber or green list.

Arrivals from red list countries had to stay in a quarantine hotel for at least 10 dias.

Read the details in this report:

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Liz Truss accused of attempting to erode workers’ rights with plans to raise ballot thresholds for strikes

Liz Truss has been accused of inflaming divisions and attempting to erode workers’ rights with proposals to raise ballot threshold for industrial action and minimum service levels during strikes.

The Tory leadership contender said she will introduce legislation targeting “militant action” from trade unions in the first 30 days of taking office if she wins the race to succeed Boris Johnson in No 10.

The commitment comes as members of the Rail, União Marítima e Transportes (RMT) at Network Rail and 14 train operators prepare to walk out on Wednesday in an ongoing dispute over jobs, pay and working conditions.

The Trade Union Congress (TUC) has urged the government and transport secretary, Grant Shapps, to “stop blocking an agreement that will end the dispute” and get around the negotiating table.

Read the details from our political correspondent Ashley Cowburn:

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Opinião: Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss really do hate eachother

Does it matter, anymore, which one of them wins? Will anyone even know? The next election is only two years away, by which point anyone who watched the BBC leaderships debate will still be so haunted by the program’s first 15 seconds that they will be incapable of any meaningful interaction with the world around them, writes our political sketch writer Tom Peck.