UK Prime Minister Theresa May at the European Council, Brussels, Belgium, November 25, 2018

In our first Week in Review of 2019, I spoke with talkRADIO’s Paul Ross on Friday morning about developments from Britain’s Brexit to the Trump shutdown to the shifting conflict in Syria.

Listen from 12:37 in 0100-0130 Segment

We begin with an end to the holiday “phony calm” in the UK, as the May Government will try one more — probably last — time to get its plan through Parliament before withdrawal from the European Union on March 29.

It’s going to get really intense, but the fundamental position hasn’t changed. Either the UK crashes out with No Deal on March 29 with the economic consequences, or — before or just after that — everyone realizes how serious this is and there’s a move to a second referendum.

There’s also a scathing review of the muddled, damaging position of Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the opposition Labour Party.

Then it’s to the US for a recap of the Democrat attempt to end the Trump shutdown of the Federal Government, and what Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will do to maintain it before the White House has to consider a veto of the funding resolution.

We conclude with an update on Syria, including the consequences of any US withdrawal as both Turkey and the Assad regime eye control of Kurdish areas in the north and east of the country.