LONDON: British Conservative lawmakers and former health ministers Jeremy Hunt and Sajid Javid used interviews with the Telegraph newspaper to announce they were joining the race to succeed Boris Johnson as Prime Minister.
Hunt, who lost to Johnson in the 2019 leadership race, and Javid said as leader they would cut corporation tax to 15%, while Javid also said he would would undo an increase in social security contributions that took place in April.
“It’s very simple why I want to do it,” Hunt told the Telegraph of his racing plans. “It’s because we need to restore confidence, grow the economy and win the next election.”
Javid, who is also a former finance minister, told the paper: ‘We can’t afford not to have tax cuts.

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