Prime Minister Boris Johnson has won a vote of confidence from Conservative MPs. But 148 members voted against him, leaving a split party. In this special episode of the New Statesman Podcast, recorded at the Tate Britain just down the road from the Palace of Westminster, Rachel Cunliffe interviews the political editor Andrew Marr on where this development now leaves Johnson and the country.
They discuss how this is good for the opposition but bad for government, why there is no coordinated plot among the Tories to remove Johnson, and why his days in office must now surely be numbered.
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