News Roundtable   May 27, 2022

Monkeypox, Sue Gray Report & Rising Living Costs Hit

With Will Jennings, Dr Julia Patterson & Neil Mackay


In this week’s News Roundtable episode, Chris Wright joins Will Jennings, professor of political science and public policy at the University of Southampton; Dr Julia Patterson, founder and chief executive of EveryDoctor UK; and Neil Mackay, journalist, author, filmmaker, and broadcaster. 

The episode begins with the panellists sharing their reactions to key findings of the much-anticipated Sue Gray Partygate report. They discuss the culture and leadership in Downing Street which has been heavily criticised and whether Boris Johnson will survive fresh calls from Tory MPs for his resignation.

The conversation moves on to discuss the mystery of Monkeypox which is spreading around the world, and if this should be a cause for concern for how bad the outbreak could get. The guests highlight the need for experts to be listened to much more closely to not repeat the handling of the covid pandemic.

Together, Chris and the panellists also give their takes on the government’s new plan to ease the cost-of-living squeeze. 

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Episode published: May 27, 2022

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