Jeremy Hunt and Andrea Leadsom square up in new battle of Brexiteers

Jeremy Hunt launches his campaign to succeed Theresa May today with a pledge to slash business taxes to the lowest in Europe to attract foreign firms to Brexit Britain, arguing that his background as an entrepreneur makes him the best qualified candidate to negotiate a new deal with Brussels.

In an interview with The Sunday Times, the foreign secretary also said he was better placed than his main rivals to win a general election because — unlike them — he had fought and won a marginal seat. He also sought to dispel the notion that he was less combative than his rivals. Hunt said: “If I was prime minister, I’d be the first prime minister in living memory who has been an entrepreneur by background. Doing deals…

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