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1 June 2022

Could Boris Johnson survive a no confidence vote?

As more MPs turn against the Prime Minister, a vote of confidence is looking ever more likely.

The campaign to remove Boris Johnson as Prime Minister is building. The steady trickle of letters from Conservative MPs declaring they have no confidence in him and criticism from high-profile dissenters has sparked speculation that there could be a vote as early as next week.

Anoosh Chakelian, Rachel Cunliffe and Freddie Hayward discuss what’s causing the widespread discontent among the Tory ranks, what would happen should the party stumble into a vote, and the broader identity crisis in the government.

Then in You Ask Us, in reaction to Johnson’s plan to revive imperial measures, a listener asks how many ounces in a pound.

If you have a question for You Ask Us, email podcasts@newstatesman.co.uk

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