Podcast: The NHS, Immigration, and Brexit

A Remain demonstration outside the UK Parliament (Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty)

I spoke with Julia Hartley-Brewer of talkRADIO on Friday morning about ongoing issues around the UK’s planned — or not very well planned — Brexit departure from the European Union.

We start with a look at the Government’s political moves with the National Health Service: a promise of a £4 billion injection — possibly raising memories of the high-profile (if untrue) declaration during the 2016 referendum of a £350 million per week windfall from leaving the EU — and a concession on immigration for non-European Union foreign staff.

Then it’s the wider view that Prime Minister Theresa May’s maneuvers between hard Brexiteers, including those in her Cabinet, and Remain rebels in the Conservative Party are going to produce only more muddle, nine months before the deadline for departure.

Listen from 6:22 During 0630-0700 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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