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This Tory leadership contest is a carnival of fiscal folly 

Make-me leader politics has combined with make-believe tax and spend

By Paul Wallace  

His numbers don't add up. Photo: Victoria Jones/PA Archive/PA Images

The Conservative Party’s leadership contest was never going to be a pretty sight, as some of the ten candidates in the race to become the next prime minister parade their determination to yank Britain out of the EU whatever the economic cost, while others proclaim their ability to secure a better deal than Theresa May. But it has got off to a particularly ugly start by revealing the poverty of Tory economic thinking beyond Brexit. The only thing that appears to…

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