I joined BBC World Service on Saturday to explain the shutdown of the US Federal Government.

Topics include the responsibility for the shutdown, the effect on Government services in the near future, the political fallout, and the wider issues around the “limbo” of the Trump Administration’s failure to present a Government budget, fill positions, and provide security in areas such as children’s health insurance and disaster relief.

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The first starting point is that the Trump Administration has not yet even presented a budget to Congress in more than a year in office. The second is Donald Trump’s failure to fulfil his pledge for a deal over 800,000 Dreamers.