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British prime minister contenders clash over tax cuts in TV debate

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By Michael Holden and Paul Sandle LONDON (Reuters) -The five Conservative contenders still vying to be Britain’s next prime minister clashed over tax cuts in a second televised debate on Sunday, with the two frontrunners – Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss – stepping up their battle on the economy. With no clear candidate to succeed Boris Johnson who is stepping down after a series of scandals, the battle to be the next leader remains unpredictable and increasingly fractious, exposing rifts in the ruling Conservative Party. Ex-finance minister Rishi Sunak has emerged as the favourite among the 358 Con…

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