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Britain after Boris

What will the end of his chaotic premiership mean for the country’s future?

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Prime Minister Boris Johnson holds a press conference in response to the publication of the Sue Gray report Into "Partygate" at Downing Street on May 25, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Leon Neal - WPA Pool /Getty Images)

Boris Johnson has finally agreed to resign as prime minister. Attention is already turning to the race to replace him. Matthew Holehouse, our British political correspondent, discusses the substantial challenges Mr Johnson’s successor will face, and considers what that choice will mean for the future of Britain and its place in the world.

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