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How damaging is the Owen Paterson fiasco to the Tories’ reputation?

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The Owen Paterson story continues today with the government u-turning quicker than expected. This came after realising that allowing Tory MPs to mark their own homework by scrapping the standards committee might cause more outrage than they first thought. Leaving them now in a situation described by James Forsyth as, ‘an infinitely worse position for absolutely everyone involved.’

James is joined by Isabel Hardman and Katy Balls to discuss this, self-inflicted, political nightmare.

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