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EA’s Political WorldView: “Enemies of The People”…from Britain to the Philippines

EA’s Political WorldView: “Enemies of The People”…from Britain to the Philippines
November 11
12:14 2016

EA’s Political WorldView podcast considers the “enemies of the people” this week on both sides of the world.

First, regulars Adam Quinn and Scott Lucas are joined by guest Mark Goodwin to talk about UK politics after the High Court — branded “Enemies of the People” by several British newspapers — ruled that the Government must get a Parliamentary mandate before invoking Article 50 for departure from the European Union.

Then it’s to the Philippines where President Rodrigo Duterte is declaring his fight against “enemies of the peoples” from criminals and drug dealers to other politicians and Filipino elites — as casualties continue to mount from his tough approach.

In between there are the Numbers of the Week, with another reference to the fuss over independent British judges and a now-nostalgic look at a moment in the descent of the US Presidential election.

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Scott Lucas

Scott Lucas

Scott Lucas is Professor of International Politics at the University of Birmingham and editor-in-chief of EA WorldView. He is a specialist in US and British foreign policy and international relations, especially the Middle East and Iran. Formerly he worked as a journalist in the US, writing for newspapers including the Guardian and The Independent and was an essayist for The New Statesman before he founded EA WorldView in November 2008.

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  1. Bill Anderson
    Bill Anderson November 11, 22:23

    Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte likes Trump can’t stand Obama. lol

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