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The Johnson Government: The first hundred days

Season 1, Ep. 2

Boris Johnson’s government has just passed the 100 day mark since the 2019 General Election, a traditional moment to assess how a new administration is doing so far. But the entire political and economic environment has changed beyond imagination in just a week. 

Is the Johnson Government back to square one? How are his pledges faring up against the reality of Britain’s greatest challenge since 1939? How can Britain reflate a collapsed economy while trying to keep people out of the shops? Will any of its emergency renationalisations end up permanent? And is there any bandwidth left for Brexit?

Joining Bronwen Maddox, Director of the Institute for Government, to discuss the most seismic week in British politics in 80 years are the following experts from the IfG:

  • Dr Gemma Tetlow, Chief Economist
  • Joe Owen, Programme Director, Brexit
  • Nick Davies, Programme Director, Public Services
  • Alex Thomas, Programme Director, Civil Service

Audio production by Alex Rees

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