Race for next UK PM focuses on tax and China

The two Conservative MPs fighting to replace Boris Johnson as British prime minister clashed on taxes, inflation and foreign policy in their first head-to-head TV debate on Monday night. Former finance minister Rishi Sunak warned of current foreign secretary Liz Truss’s former embrace of China, whilst Truss, promising £40bn [€47.2bn] in tax cuts, accused Sunak of raising taxes. The winner is due to be announced on 5 September.

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