Michael Clifford podcast: Mr Brexit Goes To Westminister

Michael Clifford podcast: Mr Brexit Goes To Westminister

In a tumultuous week in UK politics, in which the government lost control of its Brexit agenda, we profile Boris Johnson.

From Oxford scholarship boy to journalist who invented stories about ludicrous laws and mores in Europe, on to Mayor of London and finally to the job that he had coveted since childhood.

In his first full week in Westminister, he managed to lose crucial votes, his working majority and over 20 long-standing party MPs.

Is the only way up from here?

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