How did we end up with Sunak v Truss?

Less than a month now remains until Boris Johnson’s successor is announced.

Despite being seen as the early favourite, Rishi Sunak’s chances have declined since making the final two, with polling suggesting foreign secretary Liz Truss is the overwhelming favourite to win.

Sunak sought to present himself as a fiscal moderate, while Truss is a favourite of the Tory right – complete with a swathe of promised tax cuts.

The irony is that Sunak was, of course, a Brexiteer ahead of the EU referendum but is now the pick of Tory moderates.

And Truss was not just a Remainer in 2016, but was in fact a Liberal Democrat in her youth.

The membership ballots are now rolling in and the result is set to be announced on September 5.

In our July full show, James Moules and Tom Judge discussed the Sunak v Truss contest.

Watch the video here:

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