> Sunak suffers poll setback as Tory members say Liz Truss more in touch with voters

Sunak suffers poll setback as Tory members say Liz Truss more in touch with voters

The next leader of the Conservative Party must have “strength of character” and be able to make “tough decisions” which could prove to be unpopular, David Davis has said. 

The former Brexit secretary and supporter of Rishi Sunak told Times Radio: “A future leader of this country is going to have already economic issues to deal with, the Ukraine crisis to deal with and oil supply, an energy supply crisis and others coming down the road, Taiwan, you name it, and you are going to have to be able to make tough decisions. 

“You will remember, again, going back to the Thatcher example if you like, tough decisions, often unpopular for years on end but delivered the outcome and that is what we need. 

“We need somebody who has got the strength of character, that is as I say, consistency of principle, courage, intellect, to do it and I think that person is Rishi Sunak.” 

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