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UK PM race: Rishi Sunak, Liz Truss trade blows over China and taxes in TV debate

The primetime debate kicked off a crucial 12-day period featuring three such live TV duels and four husting events in front of Conservative party members who will decide the contest. 

Rishi Sunak (left) and Liz Truss (Right). (AP)
Rishi Sunak (left) and Liz Truss (Right). (AP)
Published on Jul 26, 2022 02:02 PM IST
AFP | | Posted by Yagya Sharma

Hasta la vista, baby! UK's Boris Johnson bows out in parliament

In a vintage blast of verbiage against his critics, Johnson defended his three tumultuous years in office -- from Brexit and Covid vaccines to Ukraine -- and praised the candidates battling to succeed him, as he fended off opposition attacks at his last session of Prime Minister's Questions.

Johnson's Downing Street operation is reportedly running an
Johnson's Downing Street operation is reportedly running an "anyone but Rishi" campaign, accusing the former finance minister of orchestrating a cabinet revolt.( AFP PHOTO )
Published on Jul 20, 2022 11:21 PM IST
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Rishi Sunak roasted for wrong spelling of 'campaign', he responds

After Rishi Sunak's television debate, many social media users pointed out that he was sitting in front of a campagn sign where the word campaign was misspelt. 

Rishi Sunak's first TV debate as a PM candidate was not bereft of trolling as people pointed out that the campaign spelling was wrong. 
Rishi Sunak's first TV debate as a PM candidate was not bereft of trolling as people pointed out that the campaign spelling was wrong. 
Published on Jul 16, 2022 07:03 AM IST
By | Written by Poulomi Ghosh

UK issues extreme heat warning as temperatures soar

Forecasters said the warm weather would remain for much of the week, particularly in southern and central England and Wales, with peaks of 33C possible in southeast England on Tuesday.

Temperatures were still several degrees cooler than the heatwave in parts of Spain and Portugal, where the mercury was set to soar past 40C.(REUTERS)
Temperatures were still several degrees cooler than the heatwave in parts of Spain and Portugal, where the mercury was set to soar past 40C.(REUTERS)
Published on Jul 12, 2022 06:54 PM IST
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Boris Johnson 'will not' endorse any candidate running to replace him as UK PM

"I wouldn't want to damage anybody's chances by offering my support," Boris Johnson said in his first media appearance since he said last week he would step down.

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson makes a statement outside 10 Downing Street in central London on July 7, 2022. - Johnson quit as Conservative party leader, after three tumultuous years in charge marked by Brexit, Covid and mounting scandals. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS / AFP)(AFP)
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson makes a statement outside 10 Downing Street in central London on July 7, 2022. - Johnson quit as Conservative party leader, after three tumultuous years in charge marked by Brexit, Covid and mounting scandals. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS / AFP)(AFP)
Updated on Jul 11, 2022 04:55 PM IST
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