The rhetoric is ramping up as Britain’s Conservative MPs vote to choose their next leader to replace Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
Liz Truss turns up the heat in UK leadership battle
UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss stressed her Conservative credentials and Cabinet experience as the Tory leadership contest became increasingly bitter on Thursday.
Truss was hoping to see off one of her rivals, Trade Minister Penny Mordaunt, who is under fire from allies of Truss after a surge of support.
Mordaunt came second in the first round of voting on Wednesday, pushing Truss into third place.
Former chancellor Rishi Sunak claimed the top spot but the battle to reach the final stage of the contest — which will see the two candidates chosen by MPs face a vote of the membership — is far from over.