Reset Boris Johnson’s government

The Prime Minister completed a reshuffle in Downing Street this week, but the dismissal of Met Police Chief Cressida Dick by the Mayor of London has thrown the ‘partygate’ inquiry into chaos.

We look at the abrupt departure of Met Police Commissioner Cressida Dick, what it means for the police investigation into the ‘partygate’ scandal and how it plays into Boris Johnson’s hopes of resetting his government. We also look at the mini cabinet reshuffle and the new No10 squad. Political editor George Parker and chief political commentator Robert Shrimsley chat.

Additionally, the government signals the end of all Covid restrictions in England by the end of February. Is it too hasty or a welcome return to normal? Is the decision motivated by science or politics? Health editor Sarah Neville and political correspondent Jasmine Cameron-Chileshe explore.

Produced by Anna Dedhar and Howie Shannon. The sound engineers were Breen Turner and Jan Sigsworth.

Audio: BBC

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