'Neither very good candidates’ Farage slams Tory contest but backs Truss as ‘least worst'

Mr Farage criticised both Tory leadership candidates after they made it through the final round of MPs votes today to make it to the final two runout. He described Ms Truss’ delivery as “wooden and poor”, while he blasted Mr Sunak for representing a “big state, high tax, pro-China social democracy”. But, he added, he believes Ms Truss will “win the contest barring any huge scandals”, which he admitted was the better of the two options. 

Speaking on GB News’ Farage, he said: “Some people tell me that Sunak is the best candidate or Truss is the best candidate.

“I don’t think either are very good candidates but on balance I have to say Truss is the least worst if I can put it in those terms.

“I don’t really know whether the Conservative philosophy that she speaks about is something she genuinely believes in.

“But if I compare that to the levels of big state, high tax, pro-China social democracy that Rishi Sunak seems to represent, I would suggest the Conservative Party have a better chance with Liz Truss.”

He added: “And I think she’ll win anyway, I think amongst the membership she is going to win.

“Whether she can win in the country will depend a lot on whether her delivery improves, at the moment it’s wooden, at the moment it’s poor.

“I’m picking the winner, Liz Truss is going to win this contest barring any huge scandals about her that might emerge.

“I think she’ll win, I think she is the least worst.”

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