The British Government’s Brexit strategy can be summed up in Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s three-word phrase: ‘do or die’. As a deal between London and Brussels appears unlikely, what about the alternative? Stephen Sackur interviews Iain Duncan Smith, former Conservative party leader and ardent Brexiteer. Can Prime Minister Johnson deliver a no-deal exit? And what would it mean for Britain’s politics and economy?
(Photo: Iain Duncan Smith MP, on the Andrew Marr show)
Sophy talks to Iain Duncan Smith about Brexit and the government's flagship welfare reform Universal Credit, which was his idea. She also chats to Labour MP Caroline Flint about whether she could back Theresa May's Brexit deal against her own party's wishes. And in a choice between Stormzy or Stormy Daniels, who would Conservative Deputy Chairman James Cleverly pick? #Ridge
In the latest Brewin Podcast, we are thrilled to be able to bring you yet another exclusive interview with one of the heavyweights of domestic politics as this week we speak to former Conservative Party leader and Brexit campaigner Iain Duncan Smith. Indeed, the conversation is one that is solely dedicated to the subject of Brexit, questioning how the Irish border issues may yet be overcome, the risks surrounding a collapse in the political process either domestically or in Brussels, and what the end game might look like. In order for IDS’s preferred end game to come to pass, however, we must see the government adopt a different strategy from the Chequers proposal… but is this likely? The title of our Podcast reveals IDS’s opinion on that.
Theresa May’s decision to call a snap election was supposed to deliver a crushing victory and strengthen her hand over Brexit. Instead, her authority has been shattered and her future as prime minister is in doubt. How long can she hold on? Tim Sebastian talks to senior Brexiteer Iain Duncan Smith.
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