Inside Story

Will Boris Johnson resign?

The British prime minister is facing a deepening political crisis.

The British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been defying calls to quit over a lockdown violation scandal.

Johnson attended parties in his Downing Street residence while the rest of the country was being told to isolate or pay hefty fines if they broke COVID-19 rules.

But he said he won’t step down over the so-called “partygate” scandal.

Johnson faces the prospect of a no-confidence vote among lawmakers in the coming days.

One legislator from Johnson’s Conservative Party has defected to the opposition and others are reported to have already submitted letters of no-confidence.

What are the implications of unseating a prime minister in the United Kingdom?

Presenter: Dareen Abughaida


John Peet –  Brexit and political editor at The Economist

Gillian Mackay – Member of the Scottish Parliament and member of Scottish Green Party

Mujtaba Rahman –  Managing director for Europe at Eurasia Group