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Sunak, Truss and Starmer’s visions for the economy

The Tory leadership candidates avoid tough questions, while the Labour leader accuses them of living in a fantasy.

With the Conservative leadership hopefuls offering competing promises of tax cuts, the New Statesman podcast looks at whether either has anything to say about Britain’s cost-of-living crisis.

Anoosh Chakelian is joined by Rachel Wearmouth, deputy political editor, and Emma Haslett from the New Statesman’s business desk to pick through the promises, and ask whether Rishi Sunak’s campaign is looking more and more desperate.

Then in You Ask Us, a listener asks if the shadow chancellor Rachel Reeves’s stance against nationalising utilities could put Labour’s plans for net-zero greenhouse gas emissions at risk.

If you have a question for You Ask Us, email podcasts@newstatesman.co.uk

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