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Boris in a spin: can the PM find his way again?

36 min listen

After two of Boris Johnson’s most influential advisers left Downing Street last week, can the PM reset his relationship with the Tory party and find his way again? (00:58) Lara is joined by the Spectator’s deputy political editor, Katy Balls, and former director of communications for David Cameron, Craig Oliver.

A coronavirus vaccine seems to be the only way out of continued lockdowns, so should everyone be forced to have the jab? (13:49) The Spectator’s literary editor, Sam Leith, joins the podcast with Professor Mona Siddiqui, who sits on the Nuffield Council on Bioethics.

And finally, should we start referring to people by their surnames again? (25:30) Historian Guy Walters thinks so, and he’s joined by the Spectator’s etiquette expert, Mary Killen.

Presented by Lara Prendergast.

Produced by Cindy Yu and Matt Taylor.


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