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Tory leadership contest: Rory Stewart warns over 'electoral bribes'

Rory Stewart has warned Tory leadership rivals against offering "cheap electoral bribes" to win support, saying party members who will choose the next PM are "smarter than this".Rather than being "straight" with people, he said opponents had pledged "eye-watering" tax cuts worth £84bn.Boris Johnson kicked off his campaign by pledging an income tax cut for those who earn more than £50,000 a year.He has won the endorsement of former party leader Iain Duncan Smith.Writing in the Daily Telegraph, Mr Duncan Smith said the ex-London mayor was best placed to get the UK out of the EU by the 31 October deadline and generate a "mood of optimism" around the party. Where do the candidates stand on Brexit? Do Tory leadership tax plans add up? ...