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.
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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