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The Brexit Storm Continues: Laura Kuenssberg's Inside Story

Laura Kuenssberg goes behind the scenes and beyond the headlines once again as cameras follow her reporting on one of the fiercest political battles of this generation - Brexit.

Laura Kuenssberg goes behind the scenes and beyond the headlines once again as cameras follow her reporting on one of the fiercest political battles of this generation - Brexit.

Boris Johnson came to power promising to deliver Brexit 'do or die' by 31 October. He didn't achieve it and instead, the public were asked to vote in a general election that would decide if Brexit is delivered or if a second referendum should take place.

This film gains unique access to the prime minister, his cabinet and leading politicians who oppose him for a film that records up close the decisions and drama that unfolds as the deadline to Brexit day looms.

The story begins as Boris Johnson is elected leader of the Conservative party and with it becomes prime minister of the United Kingdom. The film follows his efforts over the summer to secure a deal with the European Union, who had previously refused to reopen the withdrawal agreement. Along the way, dramatic twists and turns in the story look set to block Boris Johnson's path for delivering on his promise to 'get Brexit done'.

A Supreme Court ruling decided that his decision to prorogue parliament was unlawful. A cross-party group of MPs work together to form a 'remain alliance' and pass legislation that requires Boris Johnson to ask for a Brexit extension, and the Labour party ultimately decides to vote to allow a general election to take place.

Throughout these events, MPs from all sides of the argument reveal their candid thoughts on the strategies they are pursuing and the pressures they face from an increasingly frustrated and divided electorate.

As the story unfolds, Laura gives her unique insight into what is really going on behind closed doors, and explains how the political decisions will mean lasting implications for the future of the political parties and the lives of those they represent.

59 minutes

On TV

Wed 29 Jan 2020 22:00

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:10

    Sir Colin Davis, Staatskapelle Dresden

    Symphony No. 4 In C Minor, D. 417 "Tragic": Adagio Molto; Allegro Vivace

  • 00:10

    Franz Schubert

    Symphony No 4: Tragic: Andante

  • 00:25

    Emanuel Ax, Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra, Liszt Ferenc Kamarazenekar

    Keyboard Concerto In D Major, Hob. XVIII:11: I. Vivace

  • 00:35

    Johnny Hallyday

    Poeme Sur La 7Eme

  • 00:36

    Fritz Reiner, Chicago Symphony Orchestra

    Symphony No. 7 In A Major, Op. 92: II. Allegretto

  • 00:36

    Sir Georg Solti, London Symphony Orchestra

    II. Allegretto

  • 00:40

    Johannes Brahms

    Concerto For Violin and Orchestra In D Major

Credits

Role Contributor
Reporter Laura Kuenssberg
Executive Producer Neil Breakwell
Producer Toby Paton
Producer Ceri Isfryn
Production Manager Halima Ottway
Production Company October Films Ltd
Director Toby Paton

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