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‘Tough decisions’, UK’s Truss sets out pitch to replace Boris Johnson

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By Elizabeth Piper and Kylie MacLellan LONDON (Reuters) -Foreign Secretary Liz Truss set out her pitch to become Britain’s next prime minister on Thursday, saying she was the only contender with the experience to take the “tough decisions” needed to turn a flagging economy around. In a testy competition to replace Boris Johnson after he announced last week he was resigning, Truss hopes to distance herself from the frontrunners, former finance minister Rishi Sunak and Penny Mordaunt, a junior trade minister, by promoting her time in government. There are six hopefuls left in the race that is du…

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