British Leadership Race Narrows, Meet the Top Two

Rishi Sunak, a former chancellor of the exchequer, or Liz Truss, a foreign affairs minister, could be the next prime minister.

Both are close friends of outgoing President Boris Johnson, members of the World Economic Forum, and fundamental status quo supporters, rather than change agents.

What’s Happening?

This is the final cycle polling for lawmakers in the campaign to succeed Boris Johnson, and backbench committee head Sir Graham Brady.

Brady is responsible for organizing Conservative leadership contests. He once again made an appearance in a committee chamber of the Palace of Westminster to declare it.

It’s possible to state that the penny has decreased. Mordaunt, who had always placed second with ease up until this point, was knocked into third place by Liz Truss, who easily won the most votes from yesterday’s ousted Kemi Badenoch.

Sunak and Truss will have to be on the list for a postal poll of all Conservative members of the party throughout the nation after receiving the most votes from Tories in Parliament.

The winner of the election will become the next leader of the Conservative Party, who will subsequently become the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Boris Johnson is expected to hand over the role on or before September 5th.

Even though Sunak has been the MP’s clear favorite thus far, the audience has significantly widened for the contest’s final round.

Though he enjoyed support from the almost 360 Tory MPs in the House of Commons, he fares much worse with the 180,000 members of the national party. Polls and commentators agree that Liz Truss will win the election if nothing changes.

Both contenders offer a fundamental continuity stance with departing Prime Minister Boris Johnson, but with less personality and public familiarity. As a result, several Conservatives may finally ask why they even bothered to engage in this disastrous battle to succeed Johnson.

Nothing Much Will Change

However, there is some variance in their outlook.

Although neither makes any significant changes to the government’s plan, they each offer somewhat different suggestions on how to get there.

Before contemplating lowering taxes, Rishi Sunak, who served as treasurer until earlier in the month and supervised rising government expenditure and taxation (the UK currently bears the highest tax load in 70 years), says he wants to battle inflation.

On the other side, Liz Truss claims she wants to lower taxes and regulations faster.

During the week, Brexit leader Nigel Farage ranted about the candidates he predicted would prevail in the current round of voting, referring to Liz Truss as “Theresa May 2.0” and Sunak as “the big globalist.”

Farage referred to Sunak as “the great globalist,” the “guy who has family relations and stakes with enterprises in China.”

Farage said Sunak is comfortable working hand-in-glove with both big banks that have pushed our taxes to the greatest in 70 years.”