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Videos | Moderator’s impotence forces UK Conservative Party primary debate to halt


A televised debate between the two candidates who were vying for leadership of Britain’s Conservative Party following Boris Johnson’s resignation as Prime Minister came to a dramatic end on Tuesday when the presenter fainted live, as you can see in the attached video.

Secretary of State Liz Truss, the bookmakers’ favorite to win the Conservative Party leadership election, and former Treasury Secretary Rishi Sunak were at odds over their plans as there was a big hit at the studio. Moments later, the audio was interrupted and the retransmission saw Truss visibly concerned for a few seconds. The chain that organized the debate, Talk TV, assured that presenter Kate McCann fainted. On its Twitter profile, the chain assured: “While it’s okay, the medical advice was that we shouldn’t continue the debate. We apologize to our viewers and listeners.”

The broadcast continued briefly, showing the two contestants speaking to a small studio audience, although there was no audio. Before the untimely end, Truss and Sunak had once again fallen out over their tax and spending plans and what they would do to deal with the cost-of-living crisis. Both will tour the country throughout August and will be announced among the 200,000 voting members of the Conservative Party. Ballots will gradually arrive in the mail at the 1922 Committee (the body that brings MPs together). tories without a position in government responsible for organizing the primary process and electing the new leader). On September 5, the name of the formation’s new – or new – leader, and thus Prime Minister, will be officially announced.


Source elpais.com

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