8 July 2022

The CapX Podcast: Boris got done


Just last week Boris Johnson was bestriding the world stage, joking about showing his pecs to Putin at the G7 and Nato summit. Today he is Prime Minister in name only, having reluctantly agreed to leave office after more than 50 of his ministers resigned.

It’s an ignominious ending to a dramatic premiership, In just over 1000 days, Boris Johnson secured a historic election victory, persuading many to vote Conservative for the first time and defeated a dangerous Labour leader, he took Britain out of the EU, he presided over the pandemic, almost dying himself in the process, and led the world in support for Ukraine. But he leaves the country facing a devastating cost of living crisis, unresolved problems with the Northern Ireland Protocol, an unfinished legislative agenda and no clear successor to sort it out.

CapX Deputy Editor Alys Denby is joined by her Centre for Policy Studies colleagues Callum Price, Head of Communications, and Tom Clougherty, Head of Tax, to discuss where all this leaves us,

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Alys Denby is Deputy Editor of CapX.