Can Boris Johnson regain the trust of the British people? † Politics

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From: Inside Story

After surviving the confidence vote, the British Prime Minister says it is time to put questions about his leadership behind.

The scale of the uprising means some government ministers and aides voted against Boris Johnson in a secret ballot, while supporting him publicly.

Never since Margaret Thatcher’s leadership challenge in 1990 has there been such a narrow margin in a confidence vote: 211 Conservative lawmakers voted for Johnson, while 148 voted against.

That means 40 percent of the prime minister’s colleagues refused to support him.

Presenter: Hashem Ahelbarra

Guests:

Kevin Craig – Political Communications Specialist and CEO and Founder of PLMR Communications

Ross Greer – Scottish Green Party politician and Member of the Scottish Parliament

Alan Mendoza – Executive Director of The Henry Jackson Society

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