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Resignation Event Live: Jonathan Freedland, Simon Jenkins and Manveen Rana on Britain’s Political Crisis

To what extent was the Boris Johnson debacle conditioned by the circumstances around him or by his own failings as prime minister?

To what extent was the Boris Johnson debacle conditioned by the circumstances around him or by his own failings as prime minister? How realistic is it for Johnson to stay on while the battle to succeed him gathers pace? Who among the candidates is the likeliest to win out? What does all this mean for British politics in the long run?


Speakers

SPEAKERS

Simon Jenkins

Author and Guardian columnist


Guardian columnist and former Editor of the Evening Standard and The Times. His books include the bestselling A Short History of England; A Short History of Europe; Britain's 100 Best Railway Stations; England's Thousand Best Churches; England's Thousand Best Houses and Celts: A Sceptical History.

Jonathan Freedland

Guardian columnist, author and broadcaster


Guardian columnist and former foreign correspondent. He is the presenter of BBC Radio 4’s contemporary history series, The Long View, as well as two podcasts, Politics Weekly America for the Guardian and Unholy, alongside the Israeli journalist Yonit Levi. He is a past winner of an Orwell Prize for journalism. He is the author of twelve books, the latest being The Escape Artist: The Man Who Broke Out of Auschwitz to Warn the World.
Chair

Manveen Rana

Senior investigative journalist and host of The Times and Sunday Times flagship podcast Stories of Our Times


Senior investigative journalist and host of The Times and Sunday Times flagship podcast Stories of Our Times. She was previously a broadcaster and reporter for BBC Radio 4's The Today Programme and The World at One.