Podcast: how far will the lobbying scandal go?

Stephen Bush, Anoosh Chakelian and Ailbhe Rea discuss the latest in UK politics on the New Statesman podcast.

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The lobbying scandal rumbles on, enveloping senior civil servants as well as MPs – and Labour are determined to make this a story about "Tory sleaze".

In this episode Stephen Bush, Anoosh Chakelian and Ailbhe Rea discuss whether public outrage over the story is at a tipping point, and what damage it might do to the Conservative establishment.

Then, in You Ask Us, they take your questions on the local authority mayoral elections.

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Further reading

Ailbhe Rea asks if Boris Johnson's Tories can keep themselves free of the lobbying scandal.

John Gray discusses why the humiliation of the former prime minister is a fitting end to an era of politics that turned the state into a business.

Richard Seymour explores why the British system is so easily gamed by reckless opportunists.

 

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