UK leadership candidate Sunak: we can’t promise lower taxes and more spending

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LONDON (Reuters) -Britain’s former finance minister, Rishi Sunak, set out his leadership campaign pitch on Tuesday, offering himself up as an “honest” prime minister who would balance the books, reduce the role of the state and grow the economy. A frontrunner who received a further boost from two senior ministers, Sunak said he was the one candidate to replace Prime Minister Boris Johnson to have a plan for the economy, saying he would tackle inflation before turning to tax cuts. He was met by cheers from a crowd of Conservative lawmakers who were backing him, and received endorsements from De…

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