The Leader podcast: Has Boris Johnson’s authority been damaged?

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson (Jeff J Mitchell/PA) (PA Wire)
Prime Minister Boris Johnson (Jeff J Mitchell/PA) (PA Wire)

The Prime Minister is under pressure amid the fall out from the increasingly toxic Owen Paterson row.Senior Tories say Boris Johnson has been ‘weakened’ by the humiliating u-turn on MPs conduct rules.

Commons Leader Jacob-Rees Mogg and Chief Whip Mark Spencer have also been under fire.Mr Paterson has now resigned, meaning there is now the matter of fighting a by-election in North Shropshire to think of too.

The Evening Standard’s Political Editor Nicholas Cecil shares his insight on how we got here and where this all leaves the PM now.

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