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The Downtown Den Politics Podcast | EP. 22 | 19th March 2024

Can Sunak really survive in downing street until the autumn – or is a summer election now inevitable.

Another challenging week for prime minister Rishi Sunak saw one of the party’s red wall champions defect to reform, a row over a Tory donor’s racist comments, and a further flurry of speculation about an imminent challenge from within for the leadership of the conservative party. Can Sunak really survive in downing street until the autumn – or is a summer election now inevitable.

Also, in the news this week – the news! Ofcom have tickled GB News over breaches to its rules & regulations, the row over the future ownership of the telegraph and the spectator has gone nuclear, and the press has been criticised in some quarters for its recent coverage of the royal family – what is happening to the mainstream media in the uk – and is the local and regional media industry dead?

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