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UK leader hopefuls make final push amid soaring cost crisis


The two candidates vying to become Britain’s next prime minister were making their final push to win over Conservative Party members Wednesday, wrapping up a summer of campaigning ahead of a leadership announcement on Monday.
Tim Bale, a politics professor at Queen Mary University of London, said this summer has seen the Conservative Party looking “inwards rather than outwards” at a time when millions of Britons have been plunged into uncertainty and financial hardship.
“There is a feeling in the country that the last few weeks have been, in some ways, a bit of a waste of time,” he said.

This was covered in the Independent



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