PODCAST EPISODE

News Roundtable: Boris’ bad behaviour & the future of the Conservative party

Wright on the Nail

04-02-2022 • 41 mins


In this week’s ‘News Roundtable’ episode, host Chris Wright is joined by writer and  producer Simon Fellowes; chief executive of ‘Best for Britain’ Naomi Smith; CapX editor John Ashmore; and writer and broadcaster Christina Patterson.

The conversation begins by discussing Boris Johnson’s continuous battle to save himself, as more of his senior aides walk out of Downing Street’s doors - including Dan Rosenfield, Martin Reynolds and the surprising exit of Munira Mirza, with guests deliberating whether Boris will be the next to go.

The discussion moves on to guests chewing over the recent opinion polls, with support for the Conversative’s falling behind Labour in light of a series of scandals; and guests delve into not just the short-term future of the Party, but what this means for its future more broadly.

Together, the panel share their thoughts on government spending, particularly the £10 billion spent on PPE overseen by Rishi Sunak and written off by the government, and the impact this will have on the cost of living crisis.