Boris Johnson undertakes a major refresh of his government, with some striking new appointments and the sacking of several longstanding allies

This week, we dissect prime minister Boris Johnson’s first major reshuffle of this parliament. We’ll be examining who went up, who went sideways, those who were sacked and what this all tells us about where the Johnson government is going next. Political editor George Parker and political correspondent Laura Hughes will take us through what happened.

And we discuss a new book “Broken Heartlands: A Journey Through Labour’s Lost England”. Author Sebastian Payne has been pootling around England for the past year trying to find out whether the party can win back the parts of the country it lost. He’ll be chatting with our chief political correspondent Jim Pickard.

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