Cut the Politics – What’s Really Happening in the UK?

Aug 31, 2023

New Thinking Wright on the Nail podcast

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Your host:

Chris Wright

Founder of Chrysalis Records, media and sports entrepreneur, campaigner

“Making the world a greener place is going to sometimes mean slightly inconvenient things are going to have to happen.” – Edward Hardy

In this week’s News Roundtable episode, Chris Wright is joined by award-winning I journalist Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, US and UK political commentator Edward Hardy, and commentator and communications officer for the Institute of Economic Affairs Reem Ibrahim.

The conversation starts off with the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan’s recent expansion of ULEZ as a public health and environmental measure. The panel discuss if it is the right policy in view of its benefits and the short-term impact on individuals.

Chris then asks whether Labour are doing the right thing in allowing their political image to seem little different to the Conservatives’.

They then discuss the country at large and how the North has once again been neglected. Would Labour truly invest in economic infrastructure outside of London?

The conversation then delves into an honest discussion on whether the ethnicity of our current and recent leaders Rishi Sunak, Suella Braverman, and Priti Patel has politically enabled them to take a crueller stance on migrants than white ministers have historically – and Yasmin explains another reason why this might be.

They then discuss whether it is right for the UK to welcome Mohammed bin Salman of human rights abusing Saudi Arabia to its shores, as well as, whether Putin killed the late head of the Wagner Group Yevgeny Prigozhin?

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In this episode we discuss:
  • Is the London ULEZ expansion the right policy?
  • What is Keir Starmer trying to do?
  • Will Labour invest in the North?
  • Are the ethnic minorities in government crueller to migrants than white ministers?
  • Should the UK welcome Mohammed bin Salman?
  • Did Putin kill Prigozhin?