in recent months, news reports in the UK revealed that Prime Minister Boris Johnson attended parties in government buildings while Britain was in strict COVID-19 lockdown in 2020. In part because of that his approval rating has now sunk to a mere 22 percent and it’s unclear if he’ll hang on to his leadership position. In this installation of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, hosts of the British “Talking Politicspodcast, David Runciman other Helen Thompson, discussing why the British public and some members of the Conservative Party have soured on Johnson in a way that Republicans never soured on President Trump, despite Trump’s numerous scandals. They also reflect on how British and American politics changed during the period when Brexit and Trump dominated the two countries’ news cycles and consider their lasting impact.
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