Podcasts: The Trump Man-Baby Balloon Flies Over London

The Trump Man-Baby Balloon flies over London on Friday --- and EA WorldView will be there

UK media has been stirred up by the approval of a Donald Trump “Man-Baby” balloon to fly over London during Trump’s visit next week.

I joined BBC Three Counties and BBC Radio Wales on Friday to discuss whether the protest is appropriate or whether it is a threat not only to Trump’s ego but to the “special relationship”.

If you start saying that you cannot speak ill of the President, no matter what he does, no matter how far he goes, you have absolutely no check on the abuse of the system.

And let’s be clear here: this is the most serious situation in US history, and perhaps UK history, since 1945.

Listen to BBC Three Counties

Listen to BBC Radio Wales

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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