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Why a Rishi Sunak win in Tory leadership race could be disastrous for the DUP

7 21 15

With a Tory leadership race currently as crowded as a Grand National field, it’s an open secret who among the frontrunners the DUP least wants to win.

Bookies favourite Rishi Sunak would potentially be disastrous for the party. The former chancellor clashed with Foreign Secretary Liz Truss on her hardline approach to the protocol.

Aiming to avoid an economically damaging trade war with the EU, safely steering her bill through Parliament may not be high on his must-do list.

For that reason, ‘Ready4Rishi’ could find support in unlikely places here.

The “much-lamented socialist chancellor” was how Jacob Rees-Mogg described him.

It shows just how far to the right the Conservatives have swung that Sunak is considered some sort of closet Marxist.

His two biggest pluses are his experience of running a major government department and a strong backstory — his grandparents........

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