Podcast: Week in Review — Macron v. Trump, UK’s Labour Party v. Itself

Emmanuel Macron addresses the US Congress, April 25, 2018

I spoke with Paul Ross of talkRADIO on Thursday in our 15-minute weekly review of political developments in the US and the UK.

This week, it’s a look at how French President Emmanuel Macron deftly turned against Donald Trump — amid the misleading headlines of “bromance” — to challenge the Trump Administration in a speech to Congress, and to send a message to the UK as well.

It was like watching the guy who smiles at you but, with every sentence, he’s just having a little dig and you never realize it.

See also Podcast: Macron and Trump is Not a “Bromance” — It’s French Power Politics
TrumpWatch, Day 361: Macron Rips Trump in Speech to Congress, Worries Over Iran Deal

Then we return to the perpetual tale of the UK’s opposition Labor Party trying to hand back its chance for power, and its political credibility, over the issue of anti-semitism.

Listen from 10:28 in 0100-0130 Segment

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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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