News Roundtable: Starmer vs Johnson, Local Elections & Cost of Living Crisis

Wright on the Nail

06-05-2022 • 38 mins

In this week’s ‘News Roundtable’ episode, host Chris Wright joins Isabelle Oakeshott, political journalist and commentator; Peter Cardwell, TalkRadio presenter and political editor; and Matthew Stadlen, presenter and political commentator.

The episode begins with the panel sharing their reactions to the local election results so far to discuss how the Conservatives suffered significant losses in Wandsworth, Barnet and Westminister and why the Labour Party are lacking in considerable gains outside of London.

The guests chew over Keir Starmer’s popularity and whether the prime minister is “out of touch” with the British public. With the cost of living crisis, the ongoing fallout from Partygate and a divided government, should the opposition not be making historic gains?

Is Keir Starmer keeping his powder dry? Will Boris Johnson survive the election aftermath? Should we care about Beergate? And what would success look like for Starmer and Johnson? All this and more debated on this week’s Wright on the Nail.

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