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UK prime minister hopefuls feud over tax and spending plans

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By Andy Bruce and Elizabeth Piper LONDON (Reuters) – The final two candidates in the race to succeed British Prime Minister Boris Johnson clashed on Monday in a televised debate, during which they tore into each other’s tax and spending plans. Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, the bookmakers’ favourite to win the Conservative Party leadership election, told former finance minister Rishi Sunak his emphasis on balancing the government’s books would tip the economy into recession. “Crashing the economy in order to pay a debt back quicker would be a massive mistake,” Truss said. Sunak, whose resignatio…

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