James Forsyth James Forsyth

The future of the Tories is at stake

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To govern is to choose. So leadership contests for a party in government tend to come down to a key policy question. In 2019 it was how to break the Brexit deadlock; this time it is what to do about the economy. Should the new prime minister prioritise tackling inflation or delivering immediate tax cuts?

The candidates have been divided on this issue.

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