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Truss vs. Sunak: Where UK Leadership Contenders Stand on Economy

  • Contest will play out during unrest over pay and inflation
  • Former chancellor is continuity candidate, Truss vows change
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Who Will Be the Next UK Prime Minister?

Britain’s soaring inflation rate, slowing growth and a brutal cost-of-living squeeze will form the backdrop of the contest to replace Boris Johnson as prime minister.

Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak, the final contenders in the race to lead the ruling Conservative Party and the nation, have sharply divergent views on how to handle the economy and public finances.