In our 15-minute Week in Review, I spoke with talkRADIO’s Paul Ross to explain the European Union’s lifeline to avoid a disastrous UK Brexit, and to dissect Donald Trump’s Twitter intervention recognizing Israeli sovereignty over Syria’s Golan Heights.
What the EU has done is take the initiative back from Prime Minister Theresa May and to take away her threat to blow everything up with two stages: a short technical extension and — if the UK Government agrees to go through the European elections — a longer extension, probably to the end of the year.
The EU is pointing to either discussions for a very different deal, such as a customs union and single market, or the space for a option such as a General Election, a second referendum, or even revocation of Article 50 for withdrawal.
We also carefully set out the scale of the damage of a No Deal Brexit — “This is not Project Fear. This is reality” — before turning to Donald Trump and the Middle East.