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Truss is now a ‘near certainty’ to become the next Prime Minister as Sunak ‘smacked of desperation’ and failed to ‘establish his authority’

by LLB political Reporter
26th Jul 22 3:15 pm

Rishi Sunak has blown his biggest chance to change the dynamics of the leadership contest, according to Matthew Engel, political betting columnist for the Racing Post.

Engel told us that, “Sunak really needed to establish his authority last night but totally failed to do so.  Not only did Liz Truss match him in debate, Sunak kept interrupting her. For a normally courteous man, it smacked of desperation.

“There is probably no group in the country that values good manners as much as the members of the Tory party. The evidence now is that Truss is well ahead, and that’s no way for him to win over waverers. It smacks of Donald Trump.

“The next TV duel is on Thursday week but it is being shown on Sky News, which has much less reach than BBC1.

“The membership may already be voting by then. And frankly the quality of argument has been so awful, so repetitive, it is hard to imagine anyone wanting to watch it. Neither candidate offered a single imaginative new thought.

“It was even worse than the four and five-way debates that they had before.”

This morning bookmakers were showing Truss at odds as low as 1-4, which means they now consider her a near-certainty to win. Sunak could be backed at 3-1.

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