Atalanta COO on the state of British politics today
22 July 2022 · 1 min read
The Conservative British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced his resignation on 7 July 2022, following a large-scale rebellion within his own party. Johnson’s resignation kicked off a Conservative Party leadership race with as many as a dozen MPs vying for the nation’s top position.
To help unpack the political legacy of Johnson and discuss what’s at stake in the Conservative Party leadership contest, our Chief Operating Officer, Elizabeth Ames, spoke with Mark Kenny, the host of the Democracy Sausage podcast, about the series of events that led to Johnson’s resignation and offered an in-depth analysis of the prospects for the next British prime minister.
With the economic fall-out from the COVID-19 pandemic still bearing down on the short and long-term outlook and facing an ongoing cost-of-living crisis, the leadership contest is coming at a pivotal time for Britain. The winner of the Conservative Party leadership contest will have “a really difficult situation to manage,” Elizabeth argues. Their challenge will be to demonstrate that their government can push forward policies that meet the expectations of the electorate and contribute to “making the UK a better place to live.”
Listen to the full episode here.