Launching her campaign, Ms Truss vowed she will “be bold” with the economy, as she tries to regain momentum to qualify for the final two leadership candidates.
The Foreign Secretary pledged to put the economy “on an upward trajectory” by 2024 by cutting taxes to boost growth.
One of his supporters, Simon Clarke, the Chief Treasury Secretary, swept Tory leadership rivals Ms Mordaunt and Mr Sunak on TV after the vote this afternoon.
He told the government “we were all frustrated with some of the tax choices”.
here’s how Telegraph readers believe that taxation should be reorganized.
Meanwhile, David Campbell Bannerman says only Ms Truss can save Brexit now.
However, the day was not without setbacks for Ms Mordaunt, although our live odds tracker still showed her as the favorite for the top job.
Lord Frost, the former chief Brexit negotiator, today said he would have ‘serious reservations’ about being nominated as Prime Minister.
Citing his time at her side during Brexit negotiations, when Ms Mordaunt was his underling, Lord Frost said she was ‘not entirely in charge or always visible’.
As her campaign gains momentum, here’s what the Minister of International Trade stands for.
Christopher Hope explains why Mrs. Mordaunt reminds him of Jeremy Corbyn.
The final two candidates are due to be selected on Wednesday evening, leaving Mr Johnson free to ask the Prime Minister one last question.
Before that, there will be three televised leadership debates over the weekend, the first of which is scheduled for tomorrow night on Channel 4.
Tom Tugendhat believes he can overturn his fading leadership hopes by outplaying the rest of the field in the debates, close allies have said.
Whatever his faults, the outgoing prime minister’s mastery of television was undeniable, having first shown itself in his appearances on the BBC show Have I Got News For You.
Robin Aitken outlines the lessons Conservative leadership candidates should learn from Mr Johnson.
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