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North Central College political science professor interviewed on FOX 32 Chicago

Jul 25, 2022

William Muck discussed the former UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s resignation

Less than three years ago, Boris Johnson led the Conservatives to their biggest election victory since 1987. Now, the prime minister has lost the support of lawmakers from his own party and he announced his resignation in early July. It comes after more than 50 members of his own government resigned in a revolt against his leadership. Ministers and aides, including several members of his Cabinet, said they no longer had faith in his leadership after a series of scandals.

Dr. William Muck, professor and chair of the political science department at North Central College, interviewed with FOX 32 Chicago, where he discussed the former British Prime Minister’s exit.

“It wasn’t any issue in terms of policy, it wasn’t what the government was doing, it was just a culmination of scandal after scandal,” said Muck. “You know there was a lot of tension this summer on what’s called ‘Party Gate’ where violations were made during lockdowns. Eventually, I think his party just got tired of it and that’s the biggest point here; it was his party that pushed him out.”

Click here to watch the full interview on FOX 32 Chicago.