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Who will be Britain’s next prime minister? With Andrew Marr

Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss go head to head.

With Penny Mordaunt having been eliminated from the contest on Wednesday 20 July, either Rishi Sunak or Liz Truss will become Britain’s next prime minister. 

Anoosh Chakelian and Rachel Cunliffe speak to the New Statesman’s political editor, Andrew Marr, about how the Johnson “loyalist” and the “traitor” emerged victorious, whether Boris Johnson will indeed be back as he hinted in his final PMQs, and the climate emergency that overshadows this race. 

Then, in You Ask Us, a listener asks: why Liz Truss? What are the qualities that her backers believe would make her a good PM?

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

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