Podcast: Week in Review — Ireland and Brexit, “Farage is a Liar”, Trump Above The Law, and Protests in Jordan

Former UK Independence Party leader and radio talk show host Nigel Farage

I joined Paul Ross of talkRADIO on Tuesday morning for our weekly 20-minute review of events in the UK, the US, and beyond.

Listen from 12:31 in 0200-0230 Segment

This week we start, prompted by my weekend in Dublin, with a look at Irish views on the future amid possible Brexit chaos in the UK — including the effect on the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland.

There’s further consideration of the political turmoil in London, with a sharp response to the latest comments of Brexiteer Nigel Farage — “I’m tired of messing around with politicans. He’s lying” — and a hard look at reality:

The UK is cutting itself off economically, not only from the European Union but from a lot of the world’s markets. There is no way you can do that without suffering significant economic effects.

If you choose politically to say that is the cost you are willing to bear for “independence” from the EU, fair play, but what you cannot do is say, “We’re going to have both this political separation from Europe and we’re going to have an economic boom.”

We review Donald Trump’s latest attempt to “shoot down Robert Mueller’s Trump-Russia investigation before it comes knocking at his door”.

And then it’s a look at the Middle East, with the Kingdom of Jordan rocked by protests — could this be another country swept up in order?:

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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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