129: That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore

Boris Johnson arrives in Downing Street, his clown car overloaded with impossible-to-keep promises, and a cast of oddballs waiting in the wings.

Britain’s new Prime Minister is here to fix Brexit in less than one-hundred days, and first he has a few scores to settle.

More than a dozen ministers are either fired or mysteriously decide to spend time on the backbenches. The new arrivals have a few things in common - they profess undying love for Boris Johnson, they’re hardcore Brexiteers, and in many cases their previous Cabinet careers ended in resignation.

We look at the opening act of the Boris Johnson premiership, and wonder if he’ll ever get round to setting out an actual plan.