LONDON â€” With questions swirling about Boris Johnsonâ€™s future, Jack Blanchard looks into the murky world of leadership challenges and asks what itâ€™s like to topple a prime minister.
Former Aussie PM Malcolm Turnbull recalls the internal coup which ended his premiership in 2018 â€” and explains why heâ€™d deposed his own party leader, Tony Abbott, in 2015. Tory backbench rebel Mark Francois and Theresa Mayâ€™s Chief of Staff Gavin Barwell recall the plot which ended her premiership in 2019 and changed the course of Brexit. Margaret Thatcherâ€™s Private Secretary Caroline Slocock shares her memories of the plot against Britainâ€™s first female leader in 1990, and the atmosphere in Downing Street as it became clear her reign was over. And journalist and author Steve Richards explores other great leadership challenges of recent years, including Gordon Brownâ€™s war of attrition against Tony Blair and John Majorâ€™s epic 1990s battle with the Tory Euroskeptics.