Rishi Sunak beats rival Liz Truss in UK PM debate
In the race to become Britain’s next prime minister, Rishi Sunak won a surprise victory over his principal rival Liz Truss in a pivotal debate with a studio audience. On the one hand, opinion polls favor a truce over members of the Conservative Party. At the same time, people sitting in the audience in the Sky News debate strongly supported Sunak. During the discussion, Truss told K. Burley was faced with sharp questions, questioning the U-turn in his policy and asking whether the real truce would emerge.
Truss had to make another U-turn on Monday following a controversial statement from his campaign team. In fact, his team said, the government could save £8.8bn (£10.75bn) a year if the government paid lower wages to public sector workers living outside London.
Taking a dig at the U-turn of the truss, Burley said, “You wanted to cut the salaries of civil servants in the above areas and then you said, ‘You don’t want to do that.’ To this, the Truss clarified that the media had misrepresented the proposal. “Should good leaders admit their mistakes or should they blame others?” Burley asked him.
Let us tell you that Sunak had to face difficult questions during the debate. Plus, Burley scoffs at his choice of designer loafers. “People think you can’t walk a mile in their shoes because, well, you’re walking in your Prada shoes,” said Burley, Sunak, whose father-in-law is a billionaire.
Amidst the criticism, Sunak said, he comes from a normal family. His father was a doctor in the National Health Service (NHS). He grew up in an NHS family. People must have heard about the campaign.” “He never mentioned it,” Burley interrupted. Significantly, the result of votes between Truss and Sunak to decide who will replace Prime Minister Boris Johnson will come in September.