UK Prime Minister Theresa May (Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty)
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I also spoke with talkRADIO’s Julia Hartley-Brewer about the Brexit turmoil, explaining to her the consequences of a No Deal.
The conversation establishes that some No Dealers (including Hartley-Brewer) are happy for Northern Ireland and Scotland to leave the UK, and that they are dismissive of any economic consequences.
In our latest 15-minute Week in Review, I spoke with Paul Ross of talkRADIO about the Brexit shambles, with UK Prime Minister Theresa May under threat, and Saudi Arabia’s protection of Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman after the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
We begin with the latest political drama in London. May’s proposal to withdraw from the European Union is under attack by both hard Brexit-ers and those who want to remain in the EU, but are the “No Deal” critics ready to topple her with no plan of their own for departure?
Theresa May’s deal is a holding deal which tries to buy time for the transition of 21 months and possibly beyond, which means a customs union. You can throw arrows at that but if you don’t set out a separate deal, what do you have?
You have nothing. If you are going to oppose this, be honest about it: it takes years to get a trade deal.
Then it’s a look at Saudi Arabia’s latest move — the death penalty for five officials — as the monarchy scrambles to stave off international pressure and ensure that the Crown Prince stays in place.