Truss and Sunak questioned on abortion and benefits in latest Tory hustings

Credit: Sky News- Published on August 17, 2022
Liz Truss rejected a plea to restore the abortion ban in Northern Ireland while Rishi Sunak vowed to be "much tougher" on the benefits system in the latest Conservative Party hustings in Belfast.

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Published on August 19, 2022 -  03:00
Tory leadership candidates take to the stage in hustings
In a hustings event hosted by GB News, Rishi Sunak outlines how he plans to tackle inflation and support 'the most vulnerable' through a cost-of-living crisis caused by soaring energy bills. He goes on to pledge to cut income tax but insists that he will 'do it responsibly' without increasing national debt. Liz Truss declares that 'we need to be bold' and promises to prioritise a plan for growth to 'deliver for the entire country'. She goes on to explain that she would remove EU laws from statue books by the end of 2023. The leadership candidate also admits that the country 'shouldn't have raised national insurance' and concludes by saying she is 'on the side of people who do the right thing as a conservative'. Report by Patelr. Like us on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter at

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Liz Truss

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom since 2022
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Conservative political philosophy
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Northern Ireland

Part of the United Kingdom on the island of Ireland
Northern Ireland manager Ian Baraclough says he is still the right man for the job despite finishing a disappointing Nations League campaign with a 3-1 defeat by..
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Northern Ireland manager Ian Baraclough calls on his players to "take care of business" against Greece and not let the threat of Nations League relegation effect..
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Conor McMenamin is reinstated to the Northern Ireland squad and has travelled with the team to Greece for Tuesday's Nations League match, BBC Sport NI..
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