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“Suella and Liz Truss are more out of touch than these metropolitan elites that they claim to oppose.” – Christina Patterson
In this week’s News Roundtable episode, Chris is joined by multi-award-winning i newspaper journalist Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, author, broadcaster and political commentator Christina Patterson, and the presenter of the Times Radio Early Breakfast show Rosie Wright.
The conversation kicks off with a discussion on what is in store for Suella Braverman after her sacking on Monday. Is her perception of her popularity over-inflated? The whole country was shocked by the appointment of former prime minister David Cameron. Was this big call the right one?
On Wednesday, the Supreme Court ruled on the Government’s Illegal Immigration Rwanda policy, finding it unlawful. The panel discuss whether ‘stopping the boats’ is one of the top issues for the electorate, but also what alternative avenues the government could take to improve the situation. Yasmin offers deep insight as an expert on immigration.
The other great ongoing issue of the week was that of the war in Gaza and the UK parliament’s vote against a ceasefire. The panel fought over whether this was the right decision and discussed the revolt against Starmer in the Labour Party.
They round up with an update and analysis on the Covid Inquiry and the news of Nigel Farage accepting a spot on ‘I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here’ for a record fee.
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This episode was produced by Tom Platts
In this episode we discuss:
- Suella Braverman’s sacking
- The appointment of David Cameron as Foreign Secretary
- The Rwanda plan ruled unlawful by the UK’s Supreme Court
- Vote against a ceasefire in Gaza
- The Covid Inquiry
- Nigel Farage goes to the jungle