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Gb: gaffe cripples Sunak’s hopes for a comeback on Truss

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(ANSA) – LONDON, AUGUST 05 – The faint hopes of a comeback are already in danger of fading among the supporters of Rishi Sunak with a positive performance in the latest TV confrontation with the Foreign Minister, Liz Truss: her rival – widely favored in the most polls. recent – to the ballot among the Tory members of the race for the succession of Boris Johnson as leader of the majority party and future British premier. The former Chancellor of the Exchequer, who appeared yesterday on Sky safer and more credible than his opponent, in particular on the answers to the impending economic crisis, today stumbled upon an embarrassing clockwork video leaked by who knows who on the New Statesman website: magazine traditionally close to Labor.

The video, dating back to some time ago, when Sunak was chancellor, appears to have been shot in a meeting with activists and donors held in Tunbridge Wells (Kent), in a wealthy area of ​​the hinterland of London. There we see the current aspiring prime minister boasting of having transferred – as owner of the Johnson government treasury – public funds to economically vibrant areas such as Tunbridge Wells, taking them away from “depressed” regions deemed unproductive.

Words that clash with his promises today, as well as with the commitment made by the Tories under BoJo’s leadership since the last elections to guarantee a more equitable distribution of resources among the various territories of the Kingdom for the benefit of those confined for decades in conditions disadvantage: in the name of that so-called “leveling up” whose appeal at the end of 2019 earned the current government formation the conquest of numerous seats stolen from Labor along the former “Red Wall” of central-northern England deindustrialized and pro Brexit.

The opposition reacted immediately, according to which the video is “scandalous” and shows “the true face of Sunak” and his party. While among the pro-Truss Tories, Lord Zach Goldsmith, a loyal Johnson, ready to define that sort of confession of the former chancellor “one of the strangest and most stupid things ever heard from a politician” to increase the dose. (HANDLE).

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