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What’s behind the social care rebellion?

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It has been a challenging week for Boris. Following the Peppa Pig speech, immediately after the Owen Paterson u-turn, the party may be starting to lose patience. This could have implications for the government’s future, shown most recently by the rebellion on the social care bill. Many MPs did a ‘no show’ and the government’s majority fell from 77 to 26.

When the majority looks under threat, the personal loyalty disappears quite quickly’ – Isabel Hardman

Is the rebellion a reflection of Boris losing support from his party? Or were there other issues to consider?

Katy Balls speaks to Isabel Hardman and James Forsyth

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