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15 October 2021

Is Boris Johnson facing a crisis at Christmas?

The cost of living crisis poses an acute threat to the government.

Rising inflation, stagnant productivity and economic strife are placing unprecedented pressure on the economy and state institutions, and look set to last for months. As winter approaches, could this spell disaster for the government?

In this episode of the New Statesman Podcast, Anoosh Chakelian is joined by the New Statesman’s executive editor of politics Tim Ross to discuss the latest negotiations over the Northern Ireland protocol and whether, despite Boris Johnson’s assurances, Britain is on the brink.

Then in You Ask Us, Stephen Bush joins the podcast to answer a listener’s question: How legitimate are Corbynite grievances with Keir Starmer?

If you’d like to submit a question for You Ask Us, please email podcasts@newstatesman.co.uk.

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