Boris Johnson has resigned as leader of the Conservative Party and will step down as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. A leader who some believe exceled on Brexit and Ukraine and a disgrace to others who say his actions and lies have made him unfit to govern.
Jonathan Freedland and Simon Jenkins join Intelligence Squared for an emergency live event to discuss the explosive political events of the last few days and how to make sense of the moment.
To what extent was the Boris Johnson debacle conditioned by the circumstances around him or by his own failings as prime minister? How realistic is it for Johnson to stay on while the battle to succeed him gathers pace? Who among the candidates is the likeliest to win out? What does all this mean for British politics in the long run? The conversation is hosted by journalist and podcast host Manveen Rana.