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What will the Tory rebels do next?

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It is the day after the night before when Boris Johnson narrowly survived a confidence vote. Today he held a meeting with the Cabinet to tell his colleagues it is time to ‘move on’. 

‘This looks like a slow Tory suicide to me’ – Fraser Nelson

Some critics have pointed to the fact that shortly after winning a confidence vote with similar margins, John Major, Margaret Thatcher and Theresa May ended up resigning. What will be Boris Johnson’s fate as the Tory rebels plot out their next moves?

Isabel Hardman is joined by Katy Balls, James Forsyth and Fraser Nelson.


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